Roland Announces the SE-02 Analog Synthesizer

Roland and Studio Electronics announced the SE-02 today. It’s the debut product of the new Roland Boutique Designer Series. Unlike previous Roland re-issues, the SE-02 uses real and authentic analog circuitry to create a synthesizer. So, if you’re looking for that distinctly vintage sound, this may be the one you want!

Under the hood, SE-02 is a three oscillator monophonic synthesizer with six waveforms. It has CV capabilities and there’s a 24dB low pass filter and a dual gain-stage amplifier. The LFO has a robust 9 waveforms. Surprisingly, it will ship with over 380+ presets. Plus, there’s a pattern sequencer for notes, gate, glide and other synth parameters. Looks pretty sweet.


  • 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

More information: Roland SE-02 site


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