Roland has launched the debut product of its new Roland Boutique Designer Series: the SE-02 Analog Synthesizer.

This collaborative effort from Roland and Studio Electronics uses authentic discrete circuitry to create an analog synth with a distinctly American sound.

Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer

The Roland SE-02 synthesizer has all of the warm, rounded bass tones and smooth, glassy leads that you would expect from its all-analog architecture.

But a new generation of synthesists, producers and musicians requires a new sound, and the Roland SE-02 goes far beyond into inspiring sonic territories.

Explore the power of its performance sequencer, over 500 expertly-crafted preset patches, its complex oscillator and filter modulations with XMOD and FEEDBACK, and in-built delay. Discover thick textures, percussive patches and ethereal effects for a whole new dimension to a classic sound.

The Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer is the first product in the new Roland Boutique Designer Series. This series, debuting in a partnership with Studio Electronics, a leader in excellence and ingenuity in analog synthesizer design since 1988. Makers of the revered MidiMini, SE-1, ATC-1, Omega 8, CODE 8, Boomstar, and Tonestar. Premium quality musical instruments hand built in the USA.

SE-02 Analog Synthesizer features

  • Discrete analog circuitry with knob-per-function interface.
  • Three voltage controlled oscillators with six waveforms.
  • Temperature-stabilized oscillators with automatic tuning.
  • 24 dB low-pass filter and dual gain-stage amplifier.
  • Three types of cross modulation (XMOD), feedback loop, and noise generator.
  • Tempo-syncing LFO with nine waveforms.
  • Tempo-syncing digital delay with bypass to maintain analog signal path.
  • Save and recall sounds with 384 preset and 128 user locations.
  • Musical and intuitive pattern sequencer with song mode.
  • Sequence notes, gate time, glide, and synth parameters.
  • CV, VCF CV and gate inputs, plus trigger in/out.
  • External Input for routing audio through the SE-02’s filter section.
  • Standard MIDI, USB-MIDI, and USB-Audio.
  • Create a polyphonic synth by using Chain Mode to connect two or more SE-02s together via MIDI.

The SE-02 is available for pre-order from various retailers at a street price of $499.99 USD.

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