The Behringer MS-101 monophonic synthesizer is a remake of the classic Roland SH101 synth from the 1980s, and is designed to remain true to the original models' sound and features - and then some. It's ideal for anyone wanting to learn how to play the synth, because of its simple design and layout.
Great care has been taken in engineering the MS-101 including the true to the original analog circuitry, VCO, VCF and VCA designs, and classic sound performance. Important features include 32 semi-weighted full-size keys, pure analog signal path, authentic 3340 VCO with 4 simultaneously mixable waveforms, versatile VCF and VCA filters.
The oscillators (VCO's) of the MS-101 produce a wide range of 4 simultaneously-mixable waveforms, including sawtooth, triangle, square/pwm, and octave-divided square sub-oscillator. Additionally, the VCO can be adjusted across a wide, 4-octave range, 16', 8', 4', and 2', and is a helpful tool that helps you be your creative best.
The essence of MS101's sound is its' Voltage Control Filter (VCF), which includes faders for cutoff Frequency (10 Hz to 20 kHz); Resonance (0 to self-oscillation); Envelope and Modulation depth, and Keyboard follow (0 to 100%). The VCF can be modulated via the ADSR, keyboard tracking and Bender controller.
A 32 step sequencer allows you to program up to 32 steps of notes and rests and save them as a pattern. You can record, save and recall up to 64 patterns, all of which can be stored in the 8 banks, each holding up to 8 patterns. Your sequences can be played either in Keyboard mode, where you create and store the pattern, or Step mode, which allows you to interact while composing a pattern.
The Arpeggiator features 8 patterns which you can use just by playing a chord; the arpeggiator then sequences through your selected pattern. Both the sequencer and arpeggiator are useful and creative tools.
The Behringer MS101 synthesizer is a truly affordable homage to the Roland SH101 analog synth of the 80s. Just strap it on and proceed to steal the show from your guitarist bandmates.
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