G-Storm Electro has announced the SH5-VCF module, a Roland SH-5 dual analog filter clone/adaption for the Eurorack format.
The Roland SH-5, a mighty monophonic Synthesizer from 1976. There have been not a lot of replicas/clones on the market. So far AMSynths has a range of modules that covers this vintage synth. But that changed quickly. Over the last weekend, Behringer announced the MS-5, a recreation of the Roland SH-5. And another, smaller company is doing the same but smaller for Eurorack.
Instead of recreating the entire Roland SH-5, G-Storm Electro focuses on the iconic dual analog filter and packs it into a new SH5-VCF module.
G-Storm Electro SH5-VCF
The SH5-VCF (16HP) features both filters from the Roland SH-5 Synthesizer. First, you get the multimode VCF with a switchable lowpass, bandpass, and highpass option. Like the original, it has sliders for the cutoff frequency and resonance. You can control the filter with two CV signals plus attenuators for the CV inputs and keyboard input.
The bandpass filter (BPF) also has controls for the frequency and resonance with the same CV and keyboard controls. Additionally, you have here an output level knob because the filter has its own output. On the bottom, the SH5-VCF offers a mixer and a little routing section inspired by the original synth. There are four inputs, each with level control and a routing switch to take it through the first filter (VCF), the second (BPF), or both.
An interesting filter module that is visually very appealing. The module is in development but G-Storm Electro published a little teaser sound demo on Facebook.
G-Storm SH5-VCF will be available in August. Official price TBA and will be sold via its Reverb store.
More information here: G-Storm Electro