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CV / GATE IN and OUT, that offered little synths.
my serial number (late model) would imply that I have a filter different from those produced in a first time.
Edition of its "on Roland's 70". Very cool mix the audio CSO / SUBOSC / NOISE / EXT.SIGN, we can achieve a lot of textures with it.
The sliders do not have a very fine tactile response, they are downright cheap and very accurate. The rotary knobs are doing much better, plus they have a charming vintage look pretty cute ...
The sound of the oscillator is beautiful, though now much fat, especially in the bass, it's easy to sub-bass through the sub-oscillator that can mix with the main oscillator. On this side it has nothing to envy to a minimoog (if not an oscillator more!)
As against the filter (with the serial number) is less enticing self-oscillation, it gets loud and hard to control. Echoing a little more moderate one arrives to make a "liquid" and "acid" quite successful with a good terrain and good meaty material well.
But above all without any resonance in the bass synth that explodes, you get a punch in the stomach feeling greasy power worthy of a MS-20, a Minimoog or Arp Odyssey.
Nice to play the keyboard by controlling expanders analog CV / Gate.
Bassline oriented, but very complete. Will also be a saw-tooth "cheesy" high-pitched (gangsta style hip hop).
More presence and power that a SH-101, wilder, too.
I do not regret it, it provides good musical emotions.