Requires full version of
Native Instruments Kontakt 5
SH-M is a Kontakt 5.2.1 and higher instrument (full version of Kontakt is required), based on the 1973 Roland SH-1000 mono synthesiser.
The SH-1000 has a very raw and 'dirty' analogue sound which seems to have more grit and dirt to it than many of the other SH range synths that followed, such as the SH-101.
Each and every oscillator type has been sampled twice; the first set is a 'clean' set of samples, and the second has been processed using various effects to give a set of oscillator samples that have a totally different sound to the originals. The user interface contains the same flip switches for selecting which oscillator range is playing. SH-M also comes supplied with a collection of custom made SH-1000 sounds. These sounds were created on an real SH-1000 and sampled using high end audio interfaces and pre-amps. These custom sounds can then be easily selected via the custom menu system, which allows for quick and easy access.
The hardware SH-1000 has a collection of presets which are selectable from the front panel and we also sampled these and include this collection of samples with SH-M.
80s funk/disco band, Imagination used an SH-1000 and a Boss Chorus pedal to great effect for the bass sound on their hit record 'Just An Illusion'. We ran the SH-1000 through the same model vintage Boss Chorus Pedal and sampled some of the sounds.
The SH-1000 is a monosysnth. SH-M can also be put in Monomode and has various controls for setting note priority etc. We have also added a full range of effects, arpeggiator, midi sync and free running delays, midi syncable and free running LFO's.
The added advantage with SH-M is the oscillators of the SH-1000 can now be enjoyed in polyphonic mode which sounds great when playing chords or pads.
In creating SH-M we wanted to make something that can appeal to all kinds of electronic music creators. SH-M should easily find itself at home with Vince Clarke/Depeche Mode type electronics, Vangelis and Jarre styles, LO-FI and experimental weirdness, Space 1999 experimental sounds, dance music or even ambient.
SH-M has everything from searing 70s style analogue leads, deep bass, sounds effects, analogue keys, strings and pads and bleeps & noises.
SH-M Raw Oscillator