Here is a video showing the good folk of Gearwire comparing an Roland SH-101 (cheap, plastic, classic collectable) with a Roland SH-201 (cheap, plastic, plain ugly). The good folk of EM411 have been having some fun with memorable phrases from the clip like: "And then you have yer pulsewidth.. it's.. how many times it.. goes back and forth" and "All this other stuff is affecting the signal to make this sound...um...generally the same." More rockin' Gearwire action here and here. (Thanks Steve, and astroid)
Posted by Tom Whitwell.
I still like the SH-201. Hey, the thing is fun to play. And it's not so ugly that my girlfriend has kicked it out of my living room studio. Little known fact, however: I am myself cheap and made of plastic.
Oh god... I couldn't watch anymore after "Well, it's not really a low pass filter...well, it's more like, more like a, um, band pass because...it has a cutoff" "Well, low-pass filters have a cutoff too" Kill me now
On the one hand you have a piece of gear that is what it is and on the other you've got something that appears "stuck in the middle".
The 201 reminds me of vinyl emulator DJ setups like Serato and Final Scratch.
Stop pretending. Stop clinging to the past.
Let go of all that baggage and give us something that we, quite frankly, can't totally get our heads around or haven't already seen before.
Of course Moogs still sound incredible. They would have done better compairing this 201 with a current analog like Little Fatty (or even with a $50 vst softsynth plugin for that matter) to shame Roland.
I've actually seen these guys on youtube while searching for video clips opf certain synths. There's no way this "review" site is legitimate, there is no way manufacturers are actually giving them demo units to play with.
Whatever though, I guess they are having fun and that's cool. They could be doing much worse things... I didn't make it all the way through this either, by the way...
yeah they're pretty guitarded. A video about the new fender princeton recording amp has them mentioning "ax" a thousand times. Yuck (and they don't realize that 5 watts is still too much amp to record in an apartment w/o neighbors complaining).