MATRIXSYNTH: Roland SH-1000 Rescue!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Roland SH-1000 Rescue!


video by Jeremy Parker

Great video from new supporting member, Jeremy Parker.

"Here's an in-depth look at my latest restoration project, Roland's first synthesizer from 1973, the SH-1000. There's a little history on the synth and the formative years of the market, plenty of SH-1000 driven background music, a quick demo of the features/sound, the complete restoration and finally a little jam video at the end.

Here are some handy resources that I used for this project:
User manual / service manual: https://www.manualslib.com/products/R...​
Serial number lookup: https://serial-number-decoder.com/rol...​
Roland R&D Center (including Google Maps view of museum): https://www.roland.com/global/company...​
Vintage Synth Advertisements/Info: http://retrosynthads.blogspot.com/​
Everything Synth-related: https://www.matrixsynth.com/​

Great history on Roland by Alex Ball: https://youtu.be/JcbpRMZIQ8g​

0:00​ Intro
2:03​ History
4:39​ Features & Demo
7:35​ First Day Trying Synth
9:15​ Taking Apart Synth
10:39​ Cabinet Work
15:08​ Keyboard & Electronics
20:58​ Final Reassembly
22:12​ Outro
22:39​ SH-1000 Jam"

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