Roland has released the latest in its line of Boutique synths, an instrument designed in collaboration with US synth company Studio Electronics.
Unlike previous models in Roland’s Boutique series, which offered compact reissues of classics such as the TB-303 and Jupiter-8 synths, the SE-02 is an original three-oscillator synth.
The SE-02 is the first in a series that has been made alongside analogue manufacturer studio electronics, who are behind the revered MidiMini, SE-1, ATC-1, Omega 8, CODE 8, Boomstar, and Tonestar.
This all-new analog synth contains real analog circuits, as opposed to the analog modelling technology found inside Roland’s earlier Boutiques and AIRA synths.
As well as featuring a selection of controls on the front panel and a built-in step sequencer, the SE-02 has control voltage and gate inputs on the rear along with trigger in and out for connecting to other analog gear.
A release date is yet to be confirmed.June 29, 2017