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Mathew Jonson’s Synthesizer Favorites: Roland SH-5

The Roland SH-5 is a classic monophonic synth considered to be one of the best analog synths ever made.

Though there are many monophonic analog synthesizers out there, few have the same kind of following as Roland’s classic SH-5 synthesizer. Produced from 1976 through 1981, it’s been used on countless recordings, and its flexibility makes it a perfect tool for electronic music production.

For this week’s episode of our ongoing Mathew Jonson’s Synthesizer Favorites video series, Jonson puts the spotlight on this much-loved classic from Japan. Watch it, and you’ll understand why he and so many other producers consider it to be one of the best analog synthesizers ever made.

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