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Back in the analogue game: Get your eyes and ears around the juicy new Roland SE-02 analogue synth

Longstanding lords of the synthesiser Roland have been killing it lately with their Boutique Series, a line of fun-sized synths, vocoders and drum machines emulating classic hardware like the TR-909 or the TB-303. Today they’ve unveiled the latest gem from that collection, the SE-02 analogue synth.

Unlike the rest of the Boutique collection, the SE-02 is a brand new, three oscillator analogue synthesiser. This ain’t no reissue.

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Boasting analogue circuitry, a tasty looking sequencer and fat, fat sounds, the SE-02 looks like everything Roland die-hards have been asking for.

This bad boy was developed in tandem with Studio Electronics, a US-based analogue synth and audio gear manufacturer.

The SE-02 is expected to set you back $499, and no release date has currently been set. However, Roland did confirm it would be arriving “soon”.

Check out the full range of features below, courtesy of Synthtopia:

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

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Via Synthtopia.