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Roland SH-4d Compact Desktop Synthesizer

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Overview

A compact desktop synthesizer with 11 OSC models, multitimbral pattern sequencer, extensive effects and more.

The Roland SH-4D synthesizer puts an array of synthesis and sound-design tools at your fingertips. With 11 high-quality oscillator models, you can craft classic analog tones or futuristic digital sounds. The hands-on panel gives you intuitive control over parameters for tweaking presets or building sounds from scratch. And with its lightweight, compact design, the SH-4D is equally at home in your studio, on stage or on the road.

11 Oscillators Provide a Universe of Sounds

Whether you're looking to recreate vintage synth sounds or break new sonic ground, the SH-4D has you covered. It features 11 oscillator models, including analog classics like the SH-101 and JUNO-60, along with digital waves and noise. With multiple oscillator slots, you can layer and combine different models to make dense, evolving pads or searing lead sounds. And with up to four notes of polyphony, your creations will sing in full harmony.

Perform and Record Patterns on the Fly

The built-in pattern sequencer makes it easy to build up loops, rhythms and textures in real time. Select a tempo and time signature, then simply press record and play notes on the keyboard or use the step input buttons. Motion recording captures filter sweeps, LFO changes and other sonic manipulations as you perform for dynamic, emotive sequences. With 16 tracks and extensive editing options, you can create and combine patterns into full compositions on the SH-4D.

Sculpt Your Sound With Powerful Effects

To polish your tones and add depth and dimension, the SH-4D includes a range of multi-effects like chorus, flanger, phaser and delay. Use the dedicated EFX1 and EFX2 knobs to dial in the perfect amount of each effect, then save your settings to a patch for instant recall. A 3-band equalizer helps you shape the tone to suit any mix. And with reverb, your sounds will have a lush, spacious quality whether performing live or recording in the studio.

Take This Desktop Synth Anywhere

Despite its robust synthesis engine and hands-on control, the SH-4D has a lightweight, compact design that's perfect for gigging musicians and producers on the go. It features an aluminum chassis, sturdy knobs, and buttons and wooden end panels for a premium feel. And with stereo 1/4" outputs, a headphone jack and MIDI In/Out, it integrates easily into any live or studio setup. Power it via the included AC adapter or 6 AA batteries (sold separately) for total portability.

Features

  • Compact desktop synthesizer with professional sound design tools, intuitive hands-on workflow and onboard pattern sequencer
  • Eleven OSC models cover everything from vintage analog and classic PCM tones to cutting-edge digital textures
  • Multitimbral sequencer with 128 patterns, real-time recording, two step-entry modes and motion recording
  • Dedicated filter, amplifier and LFO sections with comprehensive controls

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Specs

SH-4d Compact Desktop Synthesizer Specifications:

User Memory
  • Sound Patch: 256
  • Pattern: 128
OSC MODEL
  • SH-4d
  • SH-3D
  • SYNC
  • SH-101
  • JUNO-106
  • Cross FM
  • RING
  • WAVETABLE
  • CHORD
  • DRAWING
  • PCM
  • RHYTHM (only for RHYTHM part
Maximum Polyphony
  • 60 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts
  • 5 parts (Tone part: 4, Rhythm part: 1)
Effects
  • Multi-Effects: 5 systems, 93 types
  • Reverb: 9 types
  • Chorus: 5 types
  • Delay: 5 types
  • Master Effect: 93 types
  • Master EQ / CompArpeggiator5 types
Sequencer
  • Parts: 5
  • Steps: 64
  • Sub Steps
  • Flam
  • Probability
Controllers
  • Switch Keyboard
  • Step buttons
  • D-Motion (motion sensor)DisplayGraphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
Connectors
  • PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
  • MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • EXT CLK IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
  • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
  • USB port: USB Type-C(R) (Audio, MIDI)
Power Supply
  • USB bus power supply (USB Type-C(R) port)
  • Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6) (commercially available) x 4
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) (commercially available) x 4
Current Draw
  • 500 mA (USB bus power supply)
Expected battery life under continuous use
  • Alkaline battery: Approx. 4 hours
  • Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours
  • *This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
Accessories
  • Quick Start
  • "Safety Precautions" leaflet
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Size and Weight
  • Width: 14-3/16"
  • Depth: 7-11/16"
  • Height: 2-5/8"
  • Weight (excluding batteries): 3 lb. 15 oz.
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