Roland SE-02 Analog Synth Hands-On Demo At Knobcon

At Knobcon 2017, we talked with product specialist Peter Brown, who gave us a hands-on demo of the new Roland SE-02 analog synthesizer.

The SE-02 is a new analog synthesizer, designed in collaboration with Studio Electronics, creators of the revered MidiMini, SE-1, ATC-1, Omega 8, Boomstar, and Tonestar synthesizers.

The SE-02 is the first product of a planned Roland Boutique Designer Series. The SE-02 uses discrete analog circuitry to create a synthesizer that offers a ‘vintage sound’ plus modern programming options.

Pricing and Availability

The Roland SE-02 analog synthesizers is available now, with a street price of US $499.99. See the Roland site for more information.

10 thoughts on “Roland SE-02 Analog Synth Hands-On Demo At Knobcon

  1. I love the boutiques, but mostly because of the Roland flavor and price.
    I guess that for a classic analog ride for $500 I’d be leaning towards a subsequent or minibrute.

  2. Owner of SE-02 and f#&king love it! Sold my Sub 37 and put the money toward it and some other gear. No regrets here. Much more versatile than the Sub 37.

    1. Can you list some of the pro’s that this has over the Sub 37? I’ve been considering the same thing that you’ve done, selling the expensive sub 37 and getting a bunch of other stuff. It does sound pretty good.

      1. 02 has nice quality echo included, and much smaller overall paired with comparable size controller. The boutiques are tiny tiny (whether that’s plus or minus depends on the person’s uses and knob preference)

        02’s midi CC is freely assigned from a blank controller, so unlike a sub37 you can send any motion/knob/pedal to any synth parameters in any combination. SE02 with a novation sl mk2 for example, would be lots of fun open options.

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