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Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer
Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer

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Manufacturer Description:

Vintage Sound. Unexpected Power.

A collaborative effort from Roland and Studio Electronics, the SE-02 is the debut product of the new Roland Boutique Designer Series. The SE-02 uses authentic discrete analog circuitry to create a synthesizer with a distinctly vintage sound and vast programming options. With an array of high-quality knobs and switches and a uniquely creative onboard sequencer, the SE-02 delivers massive tone and texture with expressive hands-on control.

Beyond Typical Analog
The SE-02's monophonic synthesizer engine features three voltage-controlled oscillators, a voltage-controlled 24 dB low-pass filter, and a dual gain-stage amplifier. The oscillators have six different kinds of waveforms with the warmth and complex character associated with true analog VCOs. What’s more, these VCOs are temperature stabilized with automatic tuning, so you get all the benefits and none of the downsides.

The SE-02 is big and bold, with thick, rich lows and clear, vibrant highs—exactly what you think of when you imagine classic vintage synth tone. And while the SE-02 can create astonishingly great vintage sounds, it can do so much more. It has three types of cross modulation (XMOD), a ripping filter feedback loop, a tempo-syncing LFO with nine waveforms, envelope sweeping and inverting, oscillator sync, a noise generator, and a tempo-syncing delay.

While it’s a compact “go-anywhere” device, the knobs, switches, and buttons are sturdy and plentiful, giving you a vast palette of sound-shaping capabilities at your fingertips. Everything is hands-on and knob-per-function, with deep control and a logical, intuitive layout. To get started, you can choose from 384 expertly programmed preset sounds that cover a wide range of classic and modern tones. Tweak and modify these sounds or create something completely new, storing your own custom creations in the 128 available user locations.

A More Musical Sequencer
The SE-02 includes a powerful 16-step sequencer to add motion and dimension to your sounds. It can sync to external tempo via MIDI, USB, or trigger input, and per-step gate time, adjustable glide, tempo, and patch number are stored with each sequence. Creative performance features allow you to set shuffle, scale, direction, and first/last steps on the fly. Even synth parameters can be automated by sequencing changes—just press a step and move a control. And despite the SE-02s compact size, the sequencer is fun and intuitive, lending itself to both studio and live usage. You can store 128 sequence patterns and construct 16 songs, each with up to 16 parts.

Modern Flexibility
The SE-02 is built solidly with a rugged metal top and quality knobs and switches. And despite having a control for just about everything, it’s small enough to take just about anywhere. Due to its Roland Boutique format, it fits in our K-25m or DK-01 accessory docks, so you can add an integrated 25-key mini keyboard or have various tilt options for easy access in a variety of live and studio situations.

The SE-02 also features convenient 1/8-inch stereo jacks that reduce cable clutter, plus full-sized, standard MIDI jacks for connecting any kind of keyboard you want or controlling the SE-02 remotely. And as with other Roland Boutique synths, Chain Mode lets you increase the polyphony by connecting two or more SE-02 units together via MIDI.

There are CV inputs for both pitch and filter frequency, as well as trigger in and out, so the SE-02 works great with modular setups and other vintage gear. You can route external audio signals through the filter section, and there’s even USB audio and MIDI capabilities to seamlessly integrate with computer-based setups.

About Studio Electronics
Studio Electronics is 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, Studio Electronics produces premium-quality musical instruments, hand-built in the USA.
Specifications

Polyphony: 1 Voice/Monophonic
Preset Patches: 384 (128 x 3 BANKS)
User Memory
Patch: 128
Pattern: 128
Song: 16

Oscillators
OSC 1, OSC 2, OSC 3 (OSC 3 is also available as LFO)
Waveform: Triangle, Sawtooth, Triangle + Sawtooth (OSC 1, 2 only), Reverse sawtooth (OSC 3 only), Square 1–3

Controllers
Common section
VALUE knob
Tempo LED
MODE select switch
FUNCTION select buttons
1–16 buttons
Display
MANUAL button

CONTROL section
GLIDE knob
TYPE switch
WHL MIX knob

OSCILLATORS section
[VCO 1]
RANGE knob
TUNE knob
WAVEFORM knob

[VCO 2]
RANGE knob
FINE knob
WAVEFORM knob

[VCO 3]
RANGE knob
FINE knob
WAVEFORM knob
SYNC switch
ENV1 knob
KYBD switch
XMOD TO MW switch

XMOD section
O2-FILTER knob
O3-O2 knob
O3-PW1, 2 knob

MIXER section
OSC1 knob
OSC2 knob
OSC3 knob
FEEDBACK knob
NOISE knob

FILTER/ENVELOPES section
[FILTER]
CUTOFF knob
EMPHASIS knob
KEY TRACK 1/3, 2/3 switch
CONTOUR knob
MTRIG switch
NORM/INVERT switch

[FILTER ENVELOPE]
ATTACK knob
DECAY knob
SUSTAIN knob

[AMP ENVELOPE]
ATTACK knob
DECAY knob
SUSTAIN knob
REL switch
LFO/GATE switch
Gate LED

LFO section
RATE knob
OSC knob
WAVE knob
FILTER knob
MWHL switch
MODE switch
SYNC switch
DELAY section
TIME knob
REGEN knob
AMOUNT knob

Effect
Delay

Connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
EXT INPUT jack: Miniature phone type
VCF CV INPUT jack: Miniature phone type
CV INPUT jack: Miniature phone type
GATE INPUT jack: Miniature phone type
TRIGGER IN jack: Miniature phone type
TRIGGER OUT jack: Miniature phone type
MIDI/DIN connectors (IN, OUT)
USB port: Micro B type (Audio, MIDI)

Power Supply
AC adaptor (PSB-1U)

Current Draw
2 A

Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor
Power cord

Options (sold separately)
Keyboard Unit: K-25m
Boutique Dock: DK-01

Size and Weight
Width
300 mm or 11-13/16 inches
Depth
128 mm or 5-1/16 inches
Height
46 mm or 1-13/16 inches

Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
950 g or 2 lbs 2 oz
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