- User Memory
- Sound Patch: 256
- OSC MODEL
RHYTHM (only for RHYTHM part)
- Maximum Polyphony
- 60 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
- 5 parts (Tone part: 4, Rhythm part: 1)
- Multi-Effects: 5 systems, 93 types
Reverb: 9 types
Chorus: 5 types
Delay: 5 types
Master Effect: 93 types
Master EQ / Comp
- 5 types
- parts: 5
- Switch Keyboard
D-Motion (motion sensor)
- Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
- PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
EXT CLK IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB port: USB Type-C(R) (Audio, MIDI)
- Power Supply
- USB bus power supply (USB Type-C(R) port)
Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6) (commercially available) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) (commercially available) x 4
- Current Draw
- 500 mA (USB bus power supply)
- Expected battery life under continuous use
- Alkaline battery: Approx. 4 hours
Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
- Quick Start
"Safety Precautions" leaflet
USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
- SIZE AND WEIGHT
- 360 mm
- 195 mm
- 66 mm
- Weight (excluding batteries)
- 1,780 g
3 lbs 15 oz
The SH-4d sequencer is always on hand, ready to transform your sound ideas into compact loops or extended compositions. The tactile interface works in tandem with your sound design moves, making it easy to discover new tones and textures as patterns play. With up to 60 notes of polyphony, you have enough power to realize complete musical ideas in the box.
The SH-4d offers rapid-fire Roland sequencing with four synth parts and a dedicated rhythm part. Use two different step recording modes to enter up to eight notes per step or real-time recording mode to capture playing as you go. Fine-tune note velocity and other settings with detailed list editing. And manipulate patterns with reverse/random playback, first step/last step, and other powerful performance features.
MIX AND MUTE.
In Pattern mode, the SH-4d’s OSC section and LCD transform into a mixer for finessing levels and arranging on the spot. Control part volumes, muting, and panning and view effect send levels at a glance. When you’re not in Pattern mode, you can mute/unmute parts and individual pattern steps with quick button presses.
Drop into real-time recording to capture knob and slider movements whenever you’re ready. To refine your motion moves, record another pass or open the list editor and start tweaking. If you want to start over, you can easily clear all motion in a pattern with one command.
TOOLS FOR SURPRISE.
The SH-4d provides lots of additional ways to infuse your creations with color and detail. Set probability amounts per step to invite unpredictability and add sub steps for flams and ratchets. And along with the Visual Arpeggio feature, there’s a traditional arpeggiator to capture moving note patterns as you record.
The SH-4d is filled with renowned Roland effects to frost, finesse, rough up, or mangle your tones and patterns. Using focused controls and dynamic menus, you can quickly call up effect types, adjust parameters, set send levels, and more while creating and performing.
MFX TO THE MAX.
Each sequencer part has a dedicated MFX processor with 95 effect types to explore. From filter, drive, and lo-fi effects to delays, pitch shifters, phasers, flangers, and the famous JUNO chorus, you’re sure to find what you need for any style.
The SH-4d includes shared chorus, delay, and reverb effects with send controls for each part and top-level buttons for fast on/off access. There’s also an MFX processor for the pattern output, plus a system EQ and compressor for fine-tuning the overall mix.
STAY IN THE FLOW WHEREVER YOU GO.
The SH-4d packs a lot of versatility into a portable design that flows with any creative scenario.
BRING YOUR FRIENDS.
The SH-4d excels as a sound module and controller in a more extensive hardware setup, with 5-pin MIDI I/O, a dedicated clock input, and a 3.5 mm stereo audio input for an AIRA Compact, Roland Boutique, or another external instrument.
POWERFUL PRODUCTION PARTNER.
With the integrated USB-C audio/MIDI interface, you can record 12 discrete audio channels directly into your DAW. The primary panel knobs, D-Motion, and Visual Arpeggio also send CC messages, enabling you to use the SH-4d as a full-featured control surface for software instruments and MIDI hardware.
YOUR MOBILE SYNTHESIS STUDIO.
The SH-4d runs on a standard USB-C phone charger or AA batteries for up to four hours. The rugged, grab-and-go design lets you create non-stop, whether in the studio, on the road, or lounging around the house.