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.
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:
- 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