Roland SE-02 Tabletop Analog Synthesizer Module

Get in on the ground floor of modern analog tabletop synthesizers with the Roland SE-02, a musical and powerful mono-synth with sequencing and USB-MIDI.

A collaborative effort from Roland and Studio Electronics, the SE-02 is 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 and Studio Electronics introduce the SE-02 Boutique Series synthesizer:

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 read more 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.


- 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
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- Polyphony1 voicePreset Patch384 (128 x 3 BANK)User MemoryPatch: 128
- Pattern: 128
- Song: 16OscillatorsOSC 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 Controllers Common section
- VALUE knob
- Tempo LED
- MODE select switch
- FUNCTION select buttons
- 1*16 buttons
- Display
- MANUAL button

- CONTROL section
- GLIDE knob
- TYPE switch
- WHL MIX knob
- [VCO 1]
- RANGE knob
- TUNE knob

- [VCO 2]
- RANGE knob
- FINE knob
- [VCO 3]
- RANGE knob
- FINE 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
- NOISE knob

- CUTOFF 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 knobEffectDelayConnectorsPHONES 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 SupplyAC adaptor (PSB-1U)Current Draw2 AAccessoriesOwner's Manual
- AC adaptor
- Power cordOptions (sold separately)Keyboard Unit: K-25m
- Boutique Dock: DK-01SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth300 mm
- 11-13/16 inchesDepth128 mm
- 5-1/16 inchesHeight46 mm
- 1-13/16 inchesWeight (excluding AC adaptor)950 g
- 2 lbs 2 oz
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SE-02

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted October 4, 2019 by Bruce K in Ashland, KY


Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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A lot of power in a small package. Amazing features especially at this price point and a worthy addition to anyone's modular setup or even as a stand-a-lone synth with midi keyboard of course. Great sequencer and that Roland sound that we're familiar with. Buttons and switches a bit small but really doesn't detract from its usefulness. Highly recommended.
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