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Roland Boutique SE-02 Analog Synthesizer

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The Roland SE-02 Boutique Analog Synthesizer is a collaborative effort from Roland and Studio Electronics, and the debut product of the new Roland Boutique Designer Series. The SE-02 uses authentic discrete analog circuitry to create a synthesizer with a distinctly vintage sound and vast programming options. With an array of high-quality knobs and switches and a uniquely creative onboard sequencer, the SE-02 delivers massive tone and texture with expressive hands-on control.

    • Roland SE-02 PRODUCT 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

      Beyond Typical Analog

      The SE-02's monophonic synthesizer engine features three voltage-controlled oscillators, a voltage-controlled 24 dB low-pass filter, and a dual gain-stage amplifier. The oscillators have six different kinds of waveforms with the warmth and complex character associated with true analog VCOs. What’s more, these VCOs are temperature stabilized with automatic tuning, so you get all the benefits and none of the downsides.

      The SE-02 is big and bold, with thick, rich lows and clear, vibrant highs—exactly what you think of when you imagine classic vintage synth tone. And while the SE-02 can create astonishingly great vintage sounds, it can do so much more. It has three types of cross modulation (XMOD), a ripping filter feedback loop, a tempo-syncing LFO with nine waveforms, envelope sweeping and inverting, oscillator sync, a noise generator, and a tempo-syncing delay.

      While it’s a compact “go-anywhere” device, the knobs, switches, and buttons are sturdy and plentiful, giving you a vast palette of sound-shaping capabilities at your fingertips. Everything is hands-on and knob-per-function, with deep control and a logical, intuitive layout. To get started, you can choose from 384 expertly programmed preset sounds that cover a wide range of classic and modern tones. Tweak and modify these sounds or create something completely new, storing your own custom creations in the 128 available user locations.

      A More Musical Sequencer

      The SE-02 includes a powerful 16-step sequencer to add 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. Creative performance features allow you to set shuffle, scale, direction, and first/last steps on the fly. Even synth parameters can be automated by sequencing changes—just press a step and move a control. And despite the SE-02s compact size, the sequencer is fun and intuitive, lending itself to both studio and live usage. You can store 128 sequence patterns and construct 16 songs, each with up to 16 parts. 

      Modern Flexibility

      The SE-02 is built solidly with a rugged metal top and quality knobs and switches. And despite having a control for just about everything, it’s small enough to take just about anywhere. Due to its Roland Boutique format, it fits in our K-25m or DK-01 accessory docks, so you can add an integrated 25-key mini keyboard or have various tilt options for easy access in a variety of live and studio situations.

      The SE-02 also features convenient 1/8-inch stereo jacks that reduce cable clutter, plus full-sized, standard MIDI jacks for connecting any kind of keyboard you want or controlling the SE-02 remotely. And as with other Roland Boutique synths, Chain Mode lets you increase the polyphony by connecting two or more SE-02 units together via MIDI.

      There are CV inputs for both pitch and filter frequency, as well as trigger in and out, so the SE-02 works great with modular setups and other vintage gear. You can route external audio signals through the filter section, and there’s even USB audio and MIDI capabilities to seamlessly integrate with computer-based setups.

      About Studio Electronics

      Studio Electronics is a leader in excellence and ingenuity in analog synthesizer design since 1988. Makers of the revered MidiMini, SE-1, ATC-1, Omega 8, CODE 8, Boomstar, and Tonestar, Studio Electronics produces premium-quality musical instruments, hand-built in the USA.


      1 voice


      Preset Patch

      384 (128 x 3 BANK)


      User Memory

      Patch: 128

      Pattern: 128

      Song: 16



      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




      Common section

      VALUE knob

      Tempo LED

      MODE select switch

      FUNCTION select buttons

      1–16 buttons


      MANUAL button


      CONTROL section

      GLIDE knob

      TYPE switch

      WHL MIX knob


      OSCILLATORS 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/ENVELOPES section


      CUTOFF knob

      EMPHASIS knob

      KEY TRACK 1/3, 2/3 switch

      CONTOUR knob

      MTRIG switch

      NORM/INVERT switch



      ATTACK knob

      DECAY knob

      SUSTAIN knob



      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






      PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type

      OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type

      EXT INPUT jack: Miniature phone type

      VCF CV INPUT jack: Miniature phone type

      CV INPUT jack: Miniature phone type

      GATE INPUT jack: Miniature phone type

      TRIGGER IN jack: Miniature phone type

      TRIGGER OUT jack: Miniature phone type

      MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)

      USB port: Micro B type (Audio, MIDI)


      Power Supply

      AC adaptor (PSB-1U)


      Current Draw

      2 A



      Owner's Manual


      AC adaptor

      Power cord


      Options (sold separately)

      Keyboard Unit: K-25m

      Boutique Dock: DK-01




      300 mm

      11-13/16 inches


      128 mm

      5-1/16 inches


      46 mm

      1-13/16 inches

      Weight (excluding AC adaptor)

      950 g

      2 lbs 2 oz

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