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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

From The Studio - Dave Smith OB6 by Sequential

video by clubbingtvofficial

Another one I missed. This one is from Oct 22, 2020. You can find a couple more from Starsky Carr featuring the OB-6 here, and additional posts featuring Starsky Carr here.

"In this episode, Starsky Carr walkthrough, test, review, and give a demo of the 6-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Dave Smith OB6 by Sequential."

Monday, August 23, 2021

Roland System 8 vs Jupiter Xm: Review of vintage emulations

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A look at Roland's different technologies recreations of the classic Jupiter 8, Juno 106 and the SH101. The Jupiter Xm uses the Zen Core algorithms and the System 8 uses the same ACB as the Roland Cloud and the Boutiques (as far as I can gather!).

0:00 intro
1:53 Voices
3:58 Editors
5:40 Sequencers
6:58 Patch Storage
7:55 Synth Engines
12:56 Juno Pad
23:11 SH101 Bass
29:36 Jupiter X-Mod
33:42 Final Thoughts"

Starsky Carr Jupiter-Xm posts

Starsky Carr System 8 posts

Friday, December 23, 2016

Analog Rytm vs Tempest: Sound Design Comparison and Demo by Starsky Carr

Published on Mar 26, 2016 Starsky Carr

"I thought a users view of creating sounds on the Tempest and Analog Rytm might be useful to some folks..

There's lots of info about each in various reviews and forums, but if you can't get hands on experience it might be difficult to decide which is best for you.

Hopefully this will give an idea of how you go about making sounds and which suits your workflow and sound design best.

Hope it's useful."

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Cherry Audio Introduces Mercury-4 - Detailed Roland Jupiter-4 Emulation

Mercury-4 🌌 | Cherry Audio video upload by Cherry Audio

"The new Cherry Audio Mercury-4 is a detailed emulation of one of the best-sounding and quirkiest polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970's, the Roland Jupiter-4.

It’s the rarest and most sonically unique of the fabled Jupiter series, and we’ve gone to great lengths to recreate the subtle (and not-so-subtle) nuances and character of this beloved classic.

Every aspect of Mercury-4 has been expertly modeled upon a vintage Jupiter-4 originally owned by Greg Hawkes of the legendary 80’s new wave band The Cars, and played on their double-platinum 1981 album Shake It Up.

In Greg’s own words, Mercury-4 'sounds just like my old Jupiter! It’s nice to have it back.'"

Update: user video by Starsky Carr:

Cherry Audio Mercury 4 // Jupiter 4 plugin // review demo and walkthrough

video upload by Starsky Carr

via Cherry Audio:

Mercury-4 Features:

Authentically modeled oscillator with sub oscillator
All filter characteristics modeled, including powerful low-frequency resonance
Up to 16-voice polyphony
Over 400 presets, programmed by industry veterans
Exactingly replicated unique arpeggio section w/tempo sync
Carefully modeled wide-range LFO modulation with "inverted" mod characteristics
Drift control for increased analog realism
Precisely replicated stereo ensemble effect
Warm and organic tape echo with multiple reverb modes
Tempo-syncable LFO
Detunable unison mode
Single-key chord memory mode
Highly optimized coding for high performance with ultra-low CPU load
User-adjustable oversampling control
Advanced one-click UI magnification
Comprehensive MPE support
Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls
Mercury-4 is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.

A free 30-day demo of Mercury-4 is available. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.

macOS Requirements: macOS 10.9 or above (including macOS 12), 64-bit required. M1 processor compatible (via Rosetta 2). Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above, 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.


Left: Greg Hawkes’s Jupiter-4, atop the Prophet-5 in the center, at The Cars’ Syncro Sound Studio, during the Shake It Up sessions, 1981. (Photo courtesy of Greg Hawkes)

Originally released in 1978, the Roland Jupiter-4 synthesizer was one of the earliest instruments to combine voice-assign polyphony with digital patch storage - that is, the ability to store and recall sounds to a digital memory and recall them at the touch of a button.

The Jupiter-4 rapidly became the go-to polysynth for numerous English and European acts in the 80's including Duran Duran, Thomas Dolby, The Human League, Simple Minds, and more, and for good reason: the Jupiter-4 sounded fantastic, with a raw, raunchy tone not found in any of the other beloved Juno and Jupiter synths. Its analog oscillators have a uniquely aggressive tone quality, the built-in sub oscillator adds girth, its oddly fast and deep LFO modulation capabilities allow it to create uniquely whacked-out modular synth-like tones, and Roland's famous stereo chorus "ensemble" circuit is beautifully implemented, adding a boatload of width and dimension.

Bottom Left: Greg Hawkes’s Jupiter-4 in the Cherry Audio lab, modeled for Mercury-4.

Monday, January 02, 2023

Best Gear of 2022 // Highlights from the year's releases according to Starsky Carr

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 This is Your Conscience
1:07 Best Drum Machine - Pulsar 23
3:11 Best Polysynth - Oberheim OBX8
5:25 Best Eurorack Modules - East Beast & West Pest
7:06 Best Budget Polysynth - Cobalt 5S
10:12 Best Samplewr/Groovebox - Polyend Tracker
13:05 Best Monosynth - PWM Malevolent
15:52 Best Budget Drum Machine - Erica Synths LXR02

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Analogue Solutions AMPLE Demo by Starsky Carr

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Its Big, It's Fat & It's Beautiful - First Look at AMPLE the new synth from analogue maestro's ANALOGUE SOLUTIONS

A more in depth demo is coming soon, but here's a quick taster."

See this post for additional details on Analogue Solutions' new AMPLE synthesizer.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Deepmind 12 Vs Prophet 6: Why the huge price difference?

Published on Nov 8, 2018 Starsky Carr

"A look at why some synths are more expensive than others. The Prophet 6 is 3.5 x the cost of the Behringer Deepmind 12. Is one overpriced, or the other amazing value...?

From a practical perspective what are the differences and is the price difference really justified?

I'm not saying one is overpriced or the other is cheap or poor quality, I'm really trying to take a completely unbiased view of the differences.

If you can't get your hands on ether or both you may have wondered why yourself.... hopefully this can go some way to answering the question.

Overview 1:07
Oscillators 5:02
VCO vs DCO 9:40
LPF 12:03
HPF 19:08
Effects 20:40
Simple Bass 24:40
PWM/Tone Mod 27:10
Some Sounds 29:50
Poly Mod 36:15
Summary 38:48"


Deepmind 12 vs Prophet 6 part 2: No talking

Published on Dec 9, 2018 Starsky Carr

"Another look at patch comparisons between the Sequential Prophet 6 and Behringer Deepmind 12

The DM sounds can be downloaded here:

Use the editor to upload to the synth.

On Mac they're saved to: HD/Users/username/Library/PHAT12/banks

On Windows the editor saves the patches to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\PHAT12\banks"

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Virtual Moogfest Day#6: Moogerfooger Phaser 103 FX

Published on Mar 29, 2020 Starsky Carr

"Day 6 of the Coronavirus lockdown. This time featuring the Moogerfoogers 103 Phaser. Just at the quick look at the pedal and why it's so special. Something to fill a few minutes during self-isolation.

Moog FX Pedals are simply sublime!"

Starsky Carr's Virtual Moogfest

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Roland SH-4d // in-depth oscillator models, mod matrix, & How to Make the Hoover Patch in 5 Steps

video upload by Starsky Carr

1st video in the user playlist here. Additional Roland SH-4d demos here.

"Tutorial demoing what each of the SH-4d Oscillator models can do, and more importantly what they can sound like because that's not available from the manual - :)

What's interesting here is that the mod matrix options change per model. For example, some have 2 slots, others have 4 and the wavetable oscillator has an additional envelope to auto play through the wavetable shapes, and this becomes available in the mod matrix as a source for all the destinations.

In other words, the basic sound engine is very simple, like the vintage units, but you can go more complex if thats your thing."

How to Make the Hoover Patch in just 5 Steps

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Try this on any synth but the @rolandglobal SH4d had got an Alpha Juno style sawtooth with PWM.. so thought I'd give it a go!...turns out it quite simple :)"

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Virtual Moogfest Day#3: Sub37

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Starsky Carr

"Day 3 of the Coronavirus lockdown. This time featuring the Sub 37. Just at the quick look at the synth and why it's so special. Something to fill a few minutes during self-isolation.

Stay indoors, stay safe."

Starsky Carr's Virtual Moogfest

Friday, December 23, 2016

DSI Prophet 6 vs Prophet 8 Comparison Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Dec 8, 2015 Starsky Carr

Part 1 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 8 Oscillators Comparison
Part 2 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Filters
Part 3 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Making Simple Pads
Part 4 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Sequencers and Arpeggiators
Part 5 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 8 Complex Pads
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Bass
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 TB303 Style Bass

DSI Prophet 08 Walkthrough & Demo Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Dec 11, 2015 Starsky Carr

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Walkthrough
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Modular Style Sequence
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Modular Style Complex Pad/Drone
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Modular Style Ambient Random Patch

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Virtual Moogfest Day 5: Mother 32

Published on Mar 28, 2020 Starsky Carr

"Day 5 of the Coronavirus lockdown. This time featuring the Moog Mother 32. Just at the quick look at the synth and why it's so special. Something to fill a few minutes during self-isolation.

Stay indoors, stay safe."

Starsky Carr's Virtual Moogfest

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bass Station II vs Sub 37

Published on May 12, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A look at how these 2 excellent synths compare... one is great value for money and the other is great!!

They've both got their own characters but maybe the BSII is all you need.

Overview 3:25
Arp & Seq 6:25
Filters 8:10
Reso 9:25
303 Stylie 10:35
Env + FM 14:40
Sounds 17:30
PWM 29:40
Osc Sync 33:45
Conclusion 38:05"


Bass Station 2 Additional Functions (the Sub 37 can't do!)

Published on May 14, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A little addition to my Bass Station 2 vs Sub 37 video, essentially revisiting some of the content I deleted in the final edit, because I ended up demoing the new functions of the BSII, taking the focus from the comparison. It did, however, leave the BSII a little unloved in the end as pointed out by Dark Sky Synth :)

So to rebalance the discussion a little:

Ring Mod 1:25
Osc Filt Mod 3:10
Microtuning 4:37
Aphex Twin Mode 5:54
GLide Divergence 6:41
3 Individual Osc 7:31
Amp Envelope 9:36"

Friday, December 23, 2016

Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Jan 1, 2016 Starsky Carr

Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough - Oscillators, Filter and Envelopes Part 1 of 3
Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough - Modulation and LFOs Part 2 of 3
Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough - Sequencer and Arpeggiator Part 3 of 3
Moog Sub 37: Deep and Rhythmic Ambient sounds

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Modal Electronics Announces the COBALT5S

video upload by Modal Electronics

Priced at $449 /€449/£379

"Founded on Modal Electronics’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture and housed in an ultra-portable go-anywhere footprint, the USB-powered COBALT5S is made-to-move and ready to spark your creativity wherever, and whenever inspiration strikes. Whether it’s a singularly authentic replication of classic analogue sounds, or the most contemporary leading-edge texture, COBALT5S’ extended virtual analogue sound engine delivers on all counts.

COBALT5S takes inspiration from the iconic sound of it’s analogue forebears, transcending any and all limitations to take a leading edge synth architecture, truly mobile – from sultry basslines, to expansive, mutating beds and everywhere in between, COBALT5S is not just modeling run-of-the-mill analogue sounds, this is Beyond Analogue, Anywhere."

COBALT5S Introduction

Kraft Music: Modal Electronics Cobalt 5S - All Playing, No Talking!

Kraft Music: Modal Electronics Cobalt 5S - Overview

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Modal Cobalt5S Bundles at Kraft Music:

Kraft Music's Adam Berzowski Shares an overview of the Modal Electronics Cobalt5S virtual analog synthesizer."

Reverb: First Look at the Modal Electronics Cobalt5S 5-Voice Polysynth | Patch Work Ep. 3

video upload by Reverb

"The Modal Electronics Cobalt5S is a portable five-voice polysynth that packs a ton of features into its slim size."

Perfect Circuit: Modal Electronics Cobalt 5s : Portable Virtual Analog Around the World!

video upload by Perfect Circuit

" - Grab one today & check out more about the Cobalt 5son our blog Signal

We're taking a look at our new favorite "walkin' around synth" the Cobalt 5s ! This virtual analog monster packs the same punch as it's larger siblings in a much smaller and portable package!

Join our pals Jacob and Brian as they explore some sounds and the universe with this fantastic new synthesizer"

Starsky Carr: COBALT5s // Testing Modal's Metal // Review, Demo and Walkthrough

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A demo, review and walkthrough of Modal's latest release, the Cobalt5S. Its a great sounding little synth - sounds like its big brother/sister - but a reduced voice count an a couple less features, but not that you'd notice it sounds fantastic. The Oscillator groups are inspired.

0:00 what is it?
3:43 building the intro track
7:59 Navigating the Interface
12:09 setting up mod slots
14:12 what’s an oscillator group
21:12 filter
29:11 Effects
31:52 Arp & Seq
34:32 Envelopes
36:11 vs prophet 5
37:55 final thoughts
39:40 some sounds

Sonicstate: Modal Cobalt5S - New 5 Voice DSP Synth - Sonic LAB Review

video upload by sonicstate

"Modal today released another in the Cobalt range - the Cobalt 5S. This is a five voice version of the all DSP Cobalt engine with the same oscillator section using the Extended VA engine, modelled 24dB Ladder Filter, three Envelopes, 2 LFOs (reduced from 3), twin fixed FX (chorus and delay) and Sequencer and Arpeggiator.
We've uploaded a few patches as Decent Sampler (free plug-in) format to our Patreon:

#soniclab #modal #cobalt5S

00:00 Intro and overview 4:04 Sounds and UI
7:45 Mod slots
8:20 Osc + Filter
10:30 more sounds
12:08 LFOs and Envelopes
14:00 Editor
15:55 XY pad
16:45 Wrap"

VCO USA: [No Talking] Modal Electronics Cobalt 5s Patch Demo

video upload by VCO USA

"Demo of 10 factory patches from the new Modal Electronics Cobalt 5s

0:00 Analog Breeze
0:42 Geometrip
1:27 TetherBall
2:09 Pushing Tin
2:35 BroCannons
3:26 Scatter Square
4:29 Stay Gold 5ths
5:04 Easy Street
5:54 Chameleon
6:24 Neon Factor"

And the press release followed by detailed pics:


– Five-voice go-anywhere synthesiser powered by an Extended Virtual Analogue synthesis engine, a proprietary morphable 4-Pole Ladder Filter, MPE support and much more –
Bristol, UK - 1st March 2022. Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, has just announced a new addition to the critically acclaimed COBALT Series, the COBALT5S. Fusing Modal Electronics’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture and housed in an ultra-portable go-anywhere footprint, the USB-powered COBALT5S is made-to-move and ready to spark user’s creativity wherever, and whenever inspiration strikes

Supercharge any performance with COBALT5S’ built-in MPE support, 16 quick-access smooth rotary switch encoders, a premium 37-note compact-key keybed with aftertouch and an ultra-responsive X/Y/Z Touchpad for pitch bend, mod wheel and/or modulation assignments. Rounding out the control arsenal is a comprehensive realtime/step sequencer with four animation lanes alongside a built-in programmable arpeggiator. Like all Modal synthesisers, COBALT5S is fully compatible with the free MODALapp, the gateway to effortless editing and preset management available on Mac,Windows PC or mobile devices including iOS/Android smartphones and tablets.

The Create Anywhere Philosophy

Taking the legendary build quality synonymous with Modal Electronics’ synthesiser roster, and outfitting this with a 37-note compact-key keybed with aftertouch, COBALT5S is primed for user’s creative exploits wherever and wherever creativity strikes. Plus, with a USB powered specification, powering the COBALT5S from a Mac/PC or portable power brick couldn’t be simpler.

The Engine

Featuring five true polyphonic voices, two independent algorithm groups and up to 8 oscillators per voice, musicians, sound designers and producers are armed with a nefarious palette of sound that’s primed for any application. Fuse this with 40 complex algorithms, including Sync, Ring Modulation, Waveform Morphng, plus many more, and it’s easy to see why COBALT5S empowers creators with liberated sound sculpting capability without limitation.

Next-Generation Filter

Featuring the same self-oscillating 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter from the COBALT8, COBALT5S guarantees to texture the user’s sound with all the bite and warmth their performance demands. Four separate filter modes fuse with mainstay controls for Cutoff and Resonance, alongside a Morph parameter to musically manipulate the frequency response of the filter for a truly immersive experience

Shape Your Sound

With COBALT5S, everything the modern creator demands to craft the perfect sound in meticulous detail is thoughtfully included. Three envelopes complete with selectable types take command of the filter, amp or modulation destinations, furnishing users with unrestricted options when it comes to fine-tuning their sound. One Polyphonic LFO and one Global LFO provide extended power to control a plethora of modulation sources, selected via a sophisticated 8-slot modulation matrix.

Supercharged Performances

Fuse a 512-note realtime/step-sequencer, complete with 4 animation lanes, with a built-in programmable 32-step advanced arpeggiator and you start to scratch the surface of the performance capability COBALT5S heralds for the modern creator. Add to this MPE support for next generation creative expressions via a compatible MPE controller and COBALT5S is primed for any performance, production or sound design scenario imaginable.


The free MODALapp brings the comfort of screen-based editing on your computer or mobile device. Available as a standalone app for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS or Android systems and in VST3 and AU plug-in formats, it is the perfect companion for synth enthusiasts looking to deep dive to all sound editing and performance parameters. Crafting the perfect sound, library backups and managing your patches & sequences couldn’t be simpler.

COBALT5S can pre-ordered via our wide network of authorised Modal retailers globally with an MSRP of $449 /€449/£379, with estimated shipping within the next 2 weeks.

Friday, December 23, 2016

New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Starsky Carr

New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Oscillators
New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Modulation
New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Overdrive
New Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Filters

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Behringer RD-8 vs Roland TR08: 808 clone final showdown

Published on Oct 24, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A final look at the RD-8 vs Roland's offerings. My previous video omitted the TR08, so only fair that I found a unit to put side-by-side.

I promise this is the last one :)

2:50 Sounds
17:49 Interface
19:00 Outputs
21:57 Programming
23:11 Song Mode
24:14 Playing Live
25:40 Filters
27:15 Repeat Triggers
28:47 USB Ground Noise
29:38 Conclusion
31:30 Some Beats"

Starsky Carr comparison videos

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Prophet 5 vs Prophet 6: The definitive comparison

Starsky Carr

"A deep dive comparison of the sequential Prophet 5 rev 4 and the Prophet 6. Which one is for you, or do you NEED both :)" 0:00 intro
2:18 overall tone
4:38 oscillators
8:12 voice allocation
12:06 release/hold button
13:44 filters
19:20 deep & devastating
20:37 filter revisions
26:08 envelopes
29:39 kicks
30:41 poly-mod
34:19 LFO
36:30 vintage and slop
42:16 unison detune & chord mode
44:08 quick patch match
45:11 Glide
46:57 some sounds
52:01 final thoughts

Starsky Carr Prophet videos

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Roland Introduces the SH-4d Desktop Synthesizer

Update: two more user videos (Alex Bell's & Starsky Carr's) added to the user playlist below.

video uploads by RolandChannel

"Lose yourself in a world of sound with the Roland SH-4d Synthesizer, a powerful desktop instrument featuring hands-on workflow and deep synthesis tools for in-the-moment magic. Watch as Detroit techno legend Carl Craig takes the SH-4d for a spin, bringing you on a sonic odyssey and diving headfirst into the unit’s array of sonic capabilities.

What’s inside the SH-4d? Command eleven OSC Models for a diverse range of sound-design possibilities, from vintage analog synths and PCM-based sounds to cutting-edge digital tones. Create custom kits with the rhythm part’s rich tone-shaping capabilities containing 26 unique drum instruments that can each be designed from scratch.

Spur spontaneous musical moments with the multitimbral sequencer, extensive effects, and plenty of polyphony. And with the loaded front panel, dynamic controls, motion recording, and more, you can transform ideas into short loops or complete songs as quickly as your ideas come."

User videos (ordered by shortest videos first - use the player controls to skip around):

Roland SH-4d : First jam - Freaky Tweaky
The Roland SH-4d In a Nutshell - Alex Ball
Roland SH-4d:基本機能・VISUAL ARPEGGIO・D-MOTIONの説明 - Freaky Tweaky
Roland SH-4D 1st Look - Sonic LAB - sonicstate
Roland SH-4d Demo & Review - musictrackjp
ROLAND SH-4d REVIEW // Rolands best synthesizer groovebox yet?! - BoBeats
Roland Synthesizer SH-4d Review // A Synth Groovebox with Vintage Vibes - Starsky Carr
Roland SH-4d Review: The multi-engine synth battle heats up! // Full SH4d tutorial - loopop
Roland SH-4d Mega Tutorial - True Cuckoo

And the press release:

Future Retro Desktop Synth with 11 OSC Models, Pro Sound Design Tools, Hands-On Workflow, and Multitimbral Pattern Sequencer

Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 2023 — Roland announces the SH-4d Synthesizer, a powerful new desktop instrument focused on synthesis and sound design. With 11 OSC Models and a hands-on panel filled with knobs, buttons and sliders, the SH-4d fuels on-the-spot creation and endless sonic discoveries. It also features a multitimbral sequencer with four synth parts and a customizable rhythm part, allowing users to compose intricate patterns with motion recording, extensive effects and more. Equally suited for studio, stage and traveling, the SH-4d is a fun and versatile instrument that will appeal to both modern electronic music creators and synth collectors everywhere.

Fifty years ago, Roland launched its first synthesizer, the groundbreaking SH-1000. The SH name has represented the company’s core synthesizer instruments ever since, merging innovative new technologies with tactile interfaces for quickly designing sounds in the moment. The SH-4d opens the next chapter in the long-running series, offering Roland’s latest analog modeling advancements and a deep-yet-inviting panel that catalyzes creativity and rewards exploration at every turn.

Detroit techno legend Carl Craig was so impressed with the SH-4d that he agreed to be the face of the launch video, delivering a spirited performance featuring new music composed solely on the unit. "That machine is a little monster,” he said after spending just a short time with the SH-4d. “So many options to not only shape sound but to shape the musical composition too."

Eleven OSC Models offer diverse sound-crafting possibilities, from vintage analog tones with SH-4d, SH-3D, Chord, Ring and Sync Models to cutting-edge digital textures with Cross FM, Wavetable and Drawing Models. Influential voices from Roland’s historic past include SH-101 and JUNO-106 Models and a PCM Model with a large selection of sample-based sounds. The SH-4d also features a flexible drum synthesizer with rich tone-shaping capabilities for creating custom kits from scratch.

The SH-4d puts everything creators need for pro sound design at their fingertips, with 32 knobs, four sliders and a massive array of multi-function buttons. The LCD, sliders and buttons automatically reconfigure their functions to follow the selected mode, eliminating menu-dive roadblocks that slow the creative flow. Dedicated Filter, Amp and LFO sections are always ready to shape any tone or pattern. And with the powerful Matrix section, users can create an even wider range of sounds by routing the output of the LFO or envelope generator to parameters in a Model.

Among its many tricks, the SH-4d features built-in motion sensors that allow the user to pick up the synth and adjust sounds with physical movements. D-Motion mode provides X/Y control for two parameters, while the unique Visual Arpeggio shapes note patterns via fun interactive displays.

The SH-4d sequencer is always a button press away, ready to transform sound ideas into compact loops or extended compositions. Up to 60 notes of total polyphony provide ample resources to develop complete musical ideas in the box. There’s also a versatile selection of renowned Roland effects to frost, finesse, rough up or mangle tones and patterns.

The SH-4d runs on a standard USB-C phone charger or AA batteries for up to four hours. There’s a two-plus octave button keyboard for self-contained composition, plus MIDI I/O for use as a sound module and controller in an expanded hardware setup. The SH-4d also functions as a USB-C audio/MIDI interface with 12 discrete audio channels for computer music production.


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