Roland SH-32

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Roland SH-32

Post by Hugo76 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:48 am

I'm considering this one, and have read some favourable reviews of it. One of the criticisms is the small display.
Anyone with hands-on experience here? How is the programming workflow, and is the arpeggiator easy to program?

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Re: Roland SH-32

Post by blitzdj86 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:31 pm

Quite nice for the money,

beware of steppiness though..

I am normally the guy who doesn't know what people are complaining about with 'stepping' filters and the like - but even I noticed it on the SH-32.

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Re: Roland SH-32

Post by Hugo76 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:42 pm

blitzdj86 wrote:Quite nice for the money,
beware of steppiness though..
I am normally the guy who doesn't know what people are complaining about with 'stepping' filters and the like - but even I noticed it on the SH-32.
Interesting... Did you try with external controllers? I read somewhere in regarding to some synth (don't remember), that this could be due to the internal resolution of the onboard controllers.

Any other thoughts on the synth?

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Re: Roland SH-32

Post by meatballfulton » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:02 pm

I had one with the final OS and only really extreme manual sweeps showed stepping. Sweeps controlled by internal modulators are smooth. The arpeggiator is relatively complex, almost a sequencer. I had to pore over the manual quite a lot to try to figure it out.
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Re: Roland SH-32

Post by Hugo76 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:39 am

meatballfulton wrote:I had one with the final OS and only really extreme manual sweeps showed stepping. Sweeps controlled by internal modulators are smooth. The arpeggiator is relatively complex, almost a sequencer. I had to pore over the manual quite a lot to try to figure it out.
Interesting, thanks for the input. I'm trying to convince myself to wait til autumn instead, when I get my scolarship I'm planning on picking up a Blofeld. But the SH-32 seems quite tempting in the meantime :D
I was fearing the arpeggiator was difficult to program, so I might let it pass because of this. Unfortunately I haven't got the opportunity to try it before I decide.

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Re: Roland SH-32

Post by blitzdj86 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:17 am

you could always sell it on for however much you paid for it.

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Re: Roland SH-32

Post by Hugo76 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:11 pm

blitzdj86 wrote:you could always sell it on for however much you paid for it.
That's true.
One more question: does the arpeggiator output midi?

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