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Roland SH-4d Desktop 4-Part Multitimbral Synthesizer

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SH-4d Desktop 4-Part Multitimbral Synthesizer

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SH-4d Desktop 4-Part Multitimbral Synthesizer
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SH-4d Desktop 4-Part Multitimbral Synthesizer

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Compact desktop synthesizer with 11 OSC Models, professional sound design tools, hands-on workflow, multitimbral pattern sequencer, extensive effects, and more.

The SH-4d Synthesizer is a desktop powerhouse with hands-on workflow and deep synthesis tools for designing the sounds of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Create spontaneous musical moments with 11 OSC Models, a multitimbral pattern sequencer, extensive effects, and plenty of polyphony. And with the loaded panel, dynamic controls, motion recording, and more, you can craft evolving sounds and compositions as fast as the ideas come. Equally suited for studio, stage, and traveling, the SH-4d is an incredibly versatile synth that unleashes inspiration from the moment you power on.

Feature Highlights


• 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
• OSC Models include the new SH-4d native engine, Wavetable, Cross FM, JUNO-106, SH-101, and more
• Four independent synth parts and a dedicated rhythm part with up to 60 voices of total polyphony*
• Rhythm part with selectable waveforms, powerful synthesis controls, layering capability, and more for individual sound design per instrument
• Fully loaded direct-access panel with 32 knobs, four sliders, and a massive array of buttons
• Top-level interface workflow reconfigures the LCD and panel controls for the Model or performance mode to eliminate menu diving and creative slowdowns
• Dedicated Filter, Amplifier, and LFO sections with comprehensive controls
• Advanced Matrix for modulating multiple assignable parameters
• Button keyboard with a two-plus octave range for self-contained music creation
• Multitimbral sequencer with 128 patterns, real-time recording, two step-entry modes, and motion recording
• Probability and sub step settings per note for tones and rhythm parts in pattern sequences
• Unique D-Motion and Visual Arpeggio for creating performance effects by physically moving the SH-4d
• Extensive onboard sound processing with MFX for each Tone plus global MFX, reverb, chorus, delay, and more
• USB-C audio/MIDI interface and 5-pin MIDI I/O
• Clock input for synchronizing with modular synths and other Roland gear
• Stereo 1/4-inch audio outputs and headphones jack
• 3.5 mm stereo audio input for mixing other synths such as AIRA Compact and Roland Boutique instruments
• Rugged portable design powered by batteries or USB-C
*Maximum polyphony varies according to OSC Model voice settings and the sound generator load.

Sound Design

The SH-4d puts everything you need for professional sound design at your fingertips, with instantly accessible controls and a clever, dynamic interface that lets you work at the speed of your imagination.

Fully Loaded Panel
Craft tones and perform in the moment 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 your creative flow.

Grab-and-Go Synth Controls
Whether building tones or creating patterns, the Filter, Amp, and LFO sections are always ready to shape what you're working on. The newly developed ladder Filter offers multi-mode operation with interactive Drive and Resonance, full envelope control, and an independent HPF to instantly tighten any sound. The Amp section provides ADSR and quick level adjustment, while the deep LFO section features numerous waveform types, fade, filter, pitch, and more.

Build Sounds Fast
The dynamic OSC section puts the most important creative parameters within easy reach. Shape sounds from scratch by starting from a clean slate. Or call up preset and user tone libraries for each Model and begin tweaking from there.

Enter the Matrix
With the powerful Matrix section, you can use LFOs, envelopes, or external MIDI sources to modulate Model parameters. Easily set assignments by grabbing knobs and dive deep into detailed settings via the intuitive menu structure.

Music That Moves
Among its many tricks, the SH-4d features built-in motion sensors that allow you to pick up the synth and tweak sounds with physical movements as you perform. Use D-Motion to control two assignable parameters for the X/Y axis. Or call up the unique Visual Arpeggio to shape note patterns via fun interactive displays.

Pattern Sequencer

The SH-4d sequencer is always on hand, ready to transform your sound ideas into compact loops or extended compositions. The tactile interface works in tandem with your sound design moves, making it easy to discover new tones and textures as patterns play. With up to 60 notes of polyphony, you have enough power to realize complete musical ideas in the box.

Multitimbral Sequencing
The SH-4d sequencer is always on hand, ready to transform your sound ideas into compact loops or extended compositions. The tactile interface works in tandem with your sound design moves, making it easy to discover new tones and textures as patterns play. With up to 60 notes of polyphony, you have enough power to realize complete musical ideas in the box.

Inspiration Engine
The SH-4d offers rapid-fire Roland sequencing with four synth parts and a dedicated rhythm part. Use two different step recording modes to enter up to eight notes per step or real-time recording mode to capture playing as you go. Fine-tune note velocity and other settings with detailed list editing. And manipulate patterns with reverse/random playback, first step/last step, and other powerful performance features.

Effects


Massive Effects
The SH-4d is filled with renowned Roland effects to frost, finesse, rough up, or mangle your tones and patterns. Using focused controls and dynamic menus, you can quickly call up effect types, adjust parameters, set send levels, and more while creating and performing.

Versatility

Stay in the flow wherever you go. The SH-4d packs a lot of versatility into a portable design that flows with any creative scenario.

Powerful Production Partner
With the integrated USB-C audio/MIDI interface, you can record 12 discrete audio channels directly into your DAW. The primary panel knobs, D-Motion, and Visual Arpeggio also send CC messages, enabling you to use the SH-4d as a full-featured control surface for software instruments and MIDI hardware.

Your Mobile Synthesis Studio
The SH-4d runs on a standard USB-C phone charger or AA batteries for up to four hours. The rugged, grab-and-go design lets you create non-stop, whether in the studio, on the road, or lounging around the house.

SH-4d 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 / Comp

- Arpeggiator
5 types

- Sequencer
parts: 5
Steps: 64
Sub Steps
Flam
Probability

- Controllers
Switch Keyboard
Step buttons
D-Motion (motion sensor)

- Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots

- Connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch 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.

- Size
Dimensions (W x D x H): 360 x 195 x 66 mm / 14-3/16 x 7-11/16 x 2-5/8 inches
Weight (excluding Batteries): 1.780 kg / 3 lbs 15 oz

- Accessories
Quick Start
"Safety Precautions" leaflet
USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Media


Roland SH-4d Desktop Synthesizer OverviewWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
Roland SH-4d Desktop Synthesizer | Carl Craig PerformanceWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
Roland SH-4d Desktop Synthesizer OSC Models Sounds OnlyWatch Video
Youtube video product demo

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Great synth! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Picked this from L&M recently and am really impressed with this synth. It goes off Roland's typical script of late and brings a reasonably priced synth to the market based on what you get in the box. Although, it has many features akin to a groovebox, I wouldn't say it fully is. It's more a multi mode synth with lots of hands on features. Picture Minifreak x 2 (4 synth parts with 11 osc models to choose from in each) with a dedicated drum track. Only criticism would be that the sequencer is lacking in standard features - no metronome or count-in and step editing is not as easy or powerful as some other products available. Regardless, it's not a deal breaker and if you have other seq options, you'll be set. The hands on knobs per function for the filter, amp envelope, and LFO are really nice and the build quality is decent. There are lots of fx to choose annd manipulate your sound and It will record your knob tweaks. Overall, I think this piece will be in the arsenal for quite sometime in my setup.
Posted by Leo on Apr 28, 2023
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Closest Store   Toronto (Danforth), Ontario
Just bought one to try because I was displeased with another product of same value ..if you own a 707 101 or jdxi .. this maybe the ultimate MIDI controller for these devices on top of being a incredible 4 track synthesizer.. roland nailed it on this one.. the drum track is dual drum track .. and gets the job done..
Posted by Gar on Apr 13, 2023
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