Roland SH-201 Synthesizer  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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Friendly and fun with great analog-style sound and synthesis control.

Perfect for musicians new to synthesizers or pros looking for authentic analog sounds, the Roland SH-201 Synth features Roland's famous Supersaw waveform, resonant filter, saturation control, and more.

Great Analog-Style Sound
Even though it's super fun and easy to use, the Roland SH-201 is no toy when it comes to sound. With two beefy analog-modeling oscillators onboard, complete with Roland's Supersaw waveform and resonant filter, this little synth can blow down doors. It also comes with high-quality delay and reverb effects for adding depth and dimension to the sound, an overdrive control for adding a ripsaw edge, and an arpeggiator for instant rhythmic motion.

Ultra-Easy Operation
This is synthesis at its friendliest. The Roland SH-201's front panel puts every control directly under the player's fingertips in a logically positioned signal path from left to right. No hidden menus, no nonsense. Just play and move the knobs and sliders. It's as simple as that. Students of synthesis will love the ease and immediate gratification of this Roland synthesizer. No other modern synth on the market is as fun, friendly, and inviting.

External Audio Input
Playing the SH-201 from its keyboard is only half the fun. External audio sources can be plugged into the SH-201's external input (CD/MP3 player, sampler, etc.) and the sound can be twisted with the front-panel knobs and sliders. Wave your hands over the SH-201's invisible D-beam for dramatic modulation.

USB Connectivity
The Roland synth can be connected to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable. Both MIDI and audio can be routed through the USB port. A VSTi software editor is included, which allows SH-201 sounds to be manipulated from within a VSTi-compatible host software sequencer.


  • Great-sounding analog-modeling synth
  • 49 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys
  • Ultra-EZ front panel is logically designed to teach the basics of synthesis
  • External input for manipulating external audio from CD/MP3 players, etc.
  • Built-in delay, reverb, and saturation effects
  • Arpeggiator adds instant rhythmic motion to sounds
  • USB port for audio/MIDI connection to computer
  • VSTi Editor software included for computer integration
  • Invisible infrared D-beam controller
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SH-201 Funnest and Most Versatile Synth


from Dayton, OH

This Synth blew my socks off. I was expecting it to be a cheaper version of a Dave Smith modern analog synth. Boy was I surprised. The presets are amazing. The artist patches from the Roland website are amazing. The software is easy to use. Reason 4.0 acknowledges it right away when you plug it into your computer. Every knob every slider is right at your fingertips. I have used the minimoog, minikorg 700, microkorg, E-mu proteus, Juno-106, this thing beats them all. The arpeggiator is easy to use. There is nothing that this synth can't do. The D-beam is great to harness your expressiveness on mod's or pitch shifts. Another great thing is that its very light. What a great synth. If you have the opportunity to buy this Synthesizer, do so, you won't be disappointed.

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Best Synth an easiest one on the market


from Egypt

One of the easiest Synths on the market . It has the same sound engine like the JP and the famous Roland superwasw waveform. Just Cool

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