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What we say:

At A Glance:

The SH-01A from Roland is a modern recreation of the legendary SH-101 synthesizer. While being much smaller than the original, the SH-01A faithfully recreates the sound of the SH-101 while including extras like 4-Voice Polyphony. Polyphonic SH-101? We’ll take it!

Features We Love:

Legendary SH-101 Sounds

The SH-101 is a vintage synthesizer released in 1982. The thick monophonic tones of the synth can be heard on hundreds of albums from the last 4 decades. Roland have managed to recreate this perfectly, thanks to their ACB Technology.

Ultra Compact

The SH-01A is very compact, meaning you can take those amazing sounds anywhere with ease. It can run on AA batteries, and has a built in speaker so you can play it wherever you want. With it also being USB bus powered, it is really easy to fit into your studio set up too.


You’ll find USB MIDI and Audio, 5-Pin MIDI IN/out, a headphone output and a stereo 3.5mm output on the SH-01A. There are so many options here that can work seamlessly with either a DAW setup, a hardware setup or standalone.


  • Legendary SH-101 Sounds
  • Ultra compact and portable
  • Battery or USB Powered
  • Built-in Speaker

What's Included:

  • SH-01A Sound Module
  • Owner's Manual
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Condition Report

At guitarguitar, we award our used gear a grade from 1-5 according to its overall condition, with 5 being the best. 

This item was appraised as follows: 

Grade 4 out of 5 - Item shows some mild and/or minor signs of use such as superficial scuffs and marks. The unit functions as it should and is ready to use immediately.


We photograph each preowned item/instrument individually using a professional quality photography setup to make sure you see detailed, high resolution images which you can zoom into and explore. We take care to photograph any features, wear, tear or modifications you might want to see before you make the decision to buy.

All of our pre-owned electronics are covered by our 3 month warranty and have been inspected and play-tested before resale.


Sound Generator Section Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
User Memory Sound Patch: 64
  Sequencer Pattern: 64
  Ribbon controllers C1, C2
  VOLUME knob
LFO section: RATE indicator and slider
  WAVE FORM select knob
VCO section: MOD depth slider
  RANGE select knob
  PULSE WIDTH slider
  LFO/MAN/ENV select switch
SOURCE MIXER section: PULSE level slider
  SAW level slider
  SUB OSC level slider
  SUB OSC select slider
  NOISE level slider
VCF section: FREQ: cutoff frequency slider
  RES: resonance slider
  ENV: envelope depth slider
  MOD: modulation depth slider
  KYBD: key follow slider
VCA section: ENV/GATE select switch
ENV section: GATE+TRIG/GATE/LFO select switch
  A: attack time slider
  D: decay time slider
  S: sustain level slider
  R: release time slider
Controller section: TRANSPOSE switch (L/M/H)
  VCO BENDER sens slider
  VCF BENDER sens slider
  LFO MOD slider
  PORTAMENTO select switch (AUTO/OFF/ON)
  PORTAMENTO time knob
  MENU switch and indicator
SEQUENCER/ARPEGGIO section: 1/LOAD switch and indicator
  2/PLAY switch and indicator
  3/DOWN switch and indicator
  4/U&D switch and indicator
  5/UP switch and indicator
  6/HOLD switch and indicator
  7/KEY TRANSPOSE switch and indicator
  8 switch and indicator
  Power switch
Step Sequencer 100 steps
  4 notes (Polyphonic)
Arpeggio DOWN/U&D/UP
  1 OCT/2 OCT
Display 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
Connectors CV OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
  GATE OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
  EXT CLK IN jack: mono miniature phone type
  PHONES jack: stereo miniature phone type
  OUTPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
  MIX IN jack: stereo miniature phone type
  MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)
Power Supply Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
  Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  USB bus power
Current Draw 500 mA (USB bus power)
Expected battery life under continuous use Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours
  * This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
Accessories Owner's Manual
  Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Width 300 mm / 11-13/16 inches
Depth 128 mm / 5-1/16 inches
Height 46 mm / 1-13/16 inches
Weight (including batteries) 965 g / 2 lbs 3 oz

Firmware Update Ver.1.07 introduces the following features

  • USB and MIDI have been added as MIDI clock sources.
  • A function enabling switching soft thru on and off has been added.