Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Sound Module - Grey

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  • Sounds of the classic SH-101 synth via ACB tech, including bass, lead, noise, and sound effects
  • New Unison, Chord, and four-voice Polyphonic modes expand on the original’s iconic sound
  • Built-in sequencer with 64 patterns available to save and recall
  • Easy performance arpeggiator with three playback modes
  • 64 writable preset patches for increased performance capabilities
  • Sends and receives MIDI control change messages via traditional MIDI jacks or USB
  • Highly portable and can be battery powered for music making anywhere
  • Rugged construction and an all-metal front panel for excellent durability


Recreating the iconic original in a compact and robust package the Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Sound Module is here for a whole new generation to enjoy. Roland's Analog Circuit Behaviour (ACB) technology reproduces the SH-101’s legendary sounds by meticulously recreating the actual behaviour of the original analog circuits, making this indistinguishable from the original SH-101.

Authenticity revisited

The original SH-101's are now becoming rare which means many have turned to samples that don't quite hit the mark. With the SH-01A you can be guaranteed of 100% authentic SH-101 sound thanks to the original developers working with the current Roland team.

One of the most popular features of the original SH-101 was its easy to use 100-note step sequencer. Designed to inspire through simplicity, the SH-101 sequencer has been the drive of countless bass and lead synth lines on countless dance tracks.

But analog technology came with its limitations, so with the SH-01A you can save and access 64 sequence patterns, perfect for any performance situation. Recall any pattern when required, and use the iconic sequencer to control your modular rig, hardware synthesizers, and software plugins via CV/Gate, MIDI, and USB.

Portable polyphony

Upping the game again from the original 101, the SH-01A now has four huge voices. On top of the classic Mono mode, you can stack the four voices in Unison mode to add some punch to your bass and lead lines. Chord mode layers any four notes, and can be shifted up and down in semi-tone intervals. Poly mode allows for four notes to be played simultaneously, making the iconic monosynth now capable of pads and chords.

The Roland SH-01A has the capability to be powered via USB or batteries and has a built in speaker so that you can create music just about anywhere. Add an icon to your rig and see what the SH-01A is capable of.

ModelSH-01A Synthesizer Sound Module
Dimensions300 (W) x 128 (D) x 46 (H) mm
Polyphony4 Voices
User Memory Sounds: 64
Sequencer Patch: 64
Controllers VOLUME knob
Ribbon controllers C1, C2
LFO section RATE indicator and slider
WAVE FORM select knob
VCO section MOD depth slider
RANGE select knob
LFO/MAN/ENV select switch
SOURCE MIXER section PULSE level slider
SAW level slider
SUB OSC level slider
SUB OSC select slider
NOISE level slider
VCF section FREQ: cutoff frequency slider
RES: resonance slider
ENV: envelope depth slider
MOD: modulation depth slider
KYBD: key follow slider
VCA sectionENV/GATE select switch
ENV section GATE+TRIG/GATE/LFO select switch
A: attack time slider
D: decay time slider
S: sustain level slider
R: release time slider
Controller section TRANSPOSE switch (L/M/H)
VCO BENDER sens slider
VCF BENDER sens slider
LFO MOD slider
PORTAMENTO select switch (AUTO/OFF/ON)
PORTAMENTO time knob
SEQUENCER/ARPEGGIO section 1/LOAD switch and indicator
2/PLAY switch and indicator
3/DOWN switch and indicator
4/U&D switch and indicator
5/UP switch and indicator
6/HOLD switch and indicator
7/KEY TRANSPOSE switch and indicator
Step Sequencer 100 steps
4 notes (Polyphonic)
Arpeggio DOWN/U&D/UP
Connectors CV OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
GATE OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
EXT CLK IN jack: mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)
Power Requirements Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power

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