Roland SE-02 Analog Synth Punches Above Its Size In This Video Demo

This video of the soon to be released Roland & Studio Electronics SE-02 analog synth shows off its depth of sound. All sounds are created with the SE-02. Well worth a watch.

Hunart got hands on with the upcoming Roland SE-02 analog synthesizer, part or their Boutique range which was made in conjunction with Studio Electronics. The 3 minute demo video goes beyond other videos we've seen to date.

It really shows off what this $499 analog synthesizer with built-in sequencer is capable of. Yes, many with bemoan the small size, especially those sporting large hands. But for the price and features this small package packs an impressively big sound. Check out the video below to see what we mean:

Hunart describes this as a "quick soundcheck of the new Roland SE-02 synthesizer. This thing really rocks! No compression, EQ or external FX, every sound comes from the SE-02."

SE-02 Features At A Glance

  • 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
Roland SE-02 Studio Electronics analog synth 

More about the SE-02, including spec:

Watch more demos of the SE-02 here:

Official page on Roland site:

And stay tuned to AskAudio for a full hands-on review and a complete video course coming to the AskAudio Academy.

[Via: Roland AIRA on Facebook]


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