Roland SH-5 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

The little brother of the Roland SH-7, the Roland SH-5 is an monophonic analog high-end synthesizer. It’s a particularly well-equipped synthesizer with its 2 VCOs, 2 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 2 VCFs (a VCF with HP, LP, BP selector and modulations and a VCF with BP only), Ring Mod, Sample & Hold, and a mixer matrix for levels adjust and modulations routing.

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ROLAND Juno 106 Vintage Analog Synth

The Roland Juno-106 is a 6 voices polyphonic vintage analog synthesizer made in 1984. 1 DCO (saw/square/pulse) + Noise + Sub osc per voice, HPF and LPF 24dB/oct, one LFO and one ADSR envelope to modulate DCO and VCF, analog chorus: not really a synthesis master but a lot of personnality, and this Juno model features patch memory (instead of Juno-6) and full MIDI implementation (instead of Juno-60).


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Roland SH-2 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

While the Roland SH-09, complement of the RS-09 Organ/String Machine, only have one VCO + sub oscillator, the Roland SH-2 is the same thing with one more VCO (and a sine wave added). With the external input going thru the great filter of this pretty nice vintage analog monosynth, you can have some good time filtering on!


Roland SH-2 SH2


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Roland TR-606 Vintage Analog Drum Machine

As a part of the cool analog tandem TB-303 / TR-606, this Roland TR-606 (aka “Drumatix”) is à 32 patterns / 8 songs vintage drumboxe with 7 fully analog drum sounds. The pattern can be edited wile running and the box got DIN in/out for sync. And it can runs on 1.5V battery if you want to create some good house loops lying on the beach…


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Roland VP-330 Analog String Machine/Vocoder Synthesizer

Splendidly used by Vangelis in the early years for its pure analog filtered choir and its superbs strings sounds, the Roland VP-330 is also a famous creamy 10 bands Vocoder in a beatyfull wood case. The rackmount version is the Roland SVC-350.

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Roland MKS-80 “Super Jupiter” Analogue Synthesizer with MPG-80 Programmer

Not really a Roland Jupiter 8 in a box, since there’s two rev. (4 & 5) with different filters (IR3109 / IR3R05) and no arpeggiator. But the MKS-80 is a great little analog 8 voices polyphonic machine with 2 VCOs per voice, memories, LP/HP filters with modulation. And the MPG-80 programmer makes it a serious realtime intuitive machine.

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