Roland SH3 and Korg KR-55

Roland SH3 and Korg KR55 by thingstocome

Today just a sample of a few channels of pure Roland SH3 and Korg KR-55 drum machine. Both are vintage analog and wonderful.

“The SH-3A is a monophonic analog synthesizer that was manufactured by Roland from 1974 to 1981. It is unique in that it is capable of both subtractive synthesis and additive synthesis. Two LFOs and a unique sample-and-hold section provided capabilities not found in competing self-contained synthesizers of the time. The SH-3A was Roland’s first non-preset based synth. It was unique for its time in that it offered mixable waveforms at different footages. The predecessor, the Roland SH-1000 could also do this but didn’t offer as much control as on the SH-3A. The rhythmic pulsing in the Blondie song “Heart of Glass” is an example of its sound. The initial version “SH-3″ infringed radder-filter patent of Robert Moog, and Roland revised their copy circuit after warned by Moog Music. NOTABLE SH-3A USERS: The Human League, Vangelis, Blondie, Chris Carter” – WIkipedia.org

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm, filed under hardware and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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6 Responses to “Roland SH3 and Korg KR-55”

  1. dominic says:

    those machines sounds great!

  2. digitalbeatsyndrome says:

    This is such a great tune! More!

  3. James Lewin says:

    Nice – sort of like a parallel retro world…

  4. digitalbeatsyndrome says:

    You seq better than you sing man…make an instrumental too.

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