Roland SE-02 Boutique Designer Series Analog Synthesizer

Roland SE-02 Boutique Designer Series Analog Synthesizer

Roland SE-02 Boutique Designer Series Analog Synthesizer

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Product Highlights

  • Discrete Analog Synthesizer
  • Developed with Studio Electronics
  • Per-Knob Function
  • 3 x VCOs with Six Waveforms Each
  • 24 dB Low-Pass Filter
  • Cross Modulation, Feedback Loop, Noise
  • Tempo-Sync'd LFO with Nine Waveforms
  • 384 Presets and Built-In Sequencer
  • CV and Gate with Control Over VCF
  • USB-MIDI and USB-Audio
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  • 1Description

The Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer was designed in collaboration with Studio Electronics and is the first instrument in the Boutique Designer Series. The SE-02 utilizes authentic discrete analog circuitry to create its distinctly vintage sound and vast programming options. The panel is equipped with an array of high-quality knobs and switches for one-to-one control over parameters, as well as a powerful on-board sequencer.

The sound engine boasts three voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO), a voltage-controlled 24 dB low-pass filter (VCF), and a dual gain-stage amplifier (VCA). Each of the temperature-stabilized VCOs offers automatic tuning with selections for six different waveforms. Additionally, the Roland SE-02 provides a wide selection of tones beyond the classic "vintage" tones including three cross-modulation (XMod) types, a ripping filter feedback loop, envelope sweeping and inverting, oscillator sync, a noise generator, a tempo-syncing LFO with nine waveforms, and a tempo-syncing delay.

The enclosure is solidly built with a rugged metal top and fits Roland's optional K-25m or DK-01 accessory docks. There are a variety of input and output jacks on 1/8" connectors including a dedicated stereo headphone output, stereo line output, and stereo external audio input, as well as CV inputs for the VCF, CV pitch, gate, and trigger in and out. For MIDI control, the SE-02 offers full-sized, 5-pin DIN connectors for in and out, as well as a USB Micro-B connector, which enables audio and MIDI transmission. Chain two or more SE-02s to increase the polyphony for even greater sound explorations.

The 16-step sequencer adds 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. Synth parameters can be automated by sequencing changes—just press a step and move a control. Creative performance features allow you to set shuffle, scale, direction, and first/last steps on the fly. The Roland SE-02 is powered by the included power cord and adapter.

  • 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
UPC: 761294509937
In the Box
Roland SE-02 Boutique Designer Series Analog Synthesizer
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Polyphony 1 voice
    Presets Preset Patch: 384 (3 banks x 128)
    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

    Oscillator 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/Envelope 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: Stereo miniature phone
    Output: Stereo miniature phone
    Ext Input: Miniature phone
    VCF CV Input: Miniature phone
    CV Input: Miniature phone
    Gate Input: Miniature phone
    Trigger In: Miniature phone
    Trigger Out: Miniature phone
    MIDI Connectors: In, out
    USB Port: USB Micro-B type (audio, MIDI)
    Power Supply AC adapter (PSB-1U)
    Current Draw 2 A
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 11.8 x 5.0 x 1.8" / 300.0 x 128.0 x 46.0 mm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 7.1 x 5.1"
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