Here at Rhythmic Robot we seriously feel that love. The SH7 is an absolute triumph of a machine: complex, sure, but friendly and rewarding at the same time. It has a voice all of its own, with richness coming from the oscillators rather than the filters, which really serve just to sculpt the sound, rather than define it. Programming it is huge fun. We wanted to create a software version that captured not just those oscillators, but that fun as well... and so the impetus behind SH Poly was born.
SH Poly is, as the name suggests, a polyphonic take on the duophonic SH7, giving you the SH7's guts but letting you play them like a Jupiter. We sampled every oscillator the SH7 has to offer, plus some crafty combinations and variations, so that the base sound palette on offer is extremely broad. Triangle, Square, Pulse and Saw waveforms are joined by Square+, which is built from the "organ" squarewave oscillators, and a "synced saw" wave captured from syncing Osc 1 to Osc 2 on the original. The two oscillator sections can be detuned relative to each other, for instant warmth and richness; but you can also get this by combining, say, Osc 1 Square with Osc 2 Square+, or Osc 1 Saw with Osc 2 Sync Saw, for subtler flavours of depth.
But the Multi-Osc section takes this all a lot
further. The flick of a switch adds a further four virtual oscillators to the original two. Flick it again and you get eight additional oscillators, for a massively thick, dense rush of sound. Multi-Osc expands your sonic potential way beyond the original SH7, into lush pads, enormous synth-strings, dense soundscapes, and phasey chorussy analogue heaven.