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Roland SE-02

Postby soundwave106 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm

Apparently, cheap new desktop Moog clones is the Synth Trend of the Year.

Roland collaborates with Studio Electronics to make a 3-osc ladder filter style synth, stealing some of Behringer's thunder perhaps. TINY MINIMOOG BATTLE: FIGHT!



Advantage I think goes to Roland, if nothing else for having a couple of *proper* demos where someone is actually *playing* the synth.

I'm normally not the biggest Moog sound fan for some reason, but I'm quite liking some of the sounds here a lot; this synth seems to have an interesting "growl" to it.

$499 for the preorder; $100 (or $200 if the price drop rumors are right) more than Behringer D. But you get a dedicated LFO, a delay, what looks like a few more Xmod features, presets and a step sequencer.

It's a teeny tiny box with silly 1/8" jacks and all. But silly mini keys are luckily optional, and it looks like at the very least you can map CCs to a *proper* keyboard and controller from this video.
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Re: Roland SE-02

Postby MetroSonus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:18 pm

I'm not a moog guy either, I like the brassy chip on synth sounds myself for some reason and I like this one too. I wouldn't call it any kind of moog clone at all, maybe in features, but the idea I got was that it was SE's take on it and not a copy the way behringer is touting it.
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Re: Roland SE-02

Postby christianrock » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:54 pm

I saw that the other day.

Roland doing a Moog clone, it came down to this :lol:

For $499, I'm not complaining at all :love:
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Re: Roland SE-02

Postby gregwar » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:03 pm

with so many companies around i wonder who will be next in the designer series? vermona or jomox would be cool...

an analog collaboration studio electronics and malekko did not seem like something roland would do even a few short years ago

all things being equal the oscillator section just seems way better than the behri d. more waveforms and fm possibilities makes it a no brainer.

i don't understand why behri's first two synths don't have wave shaping, fm, xmod, and other tricks to add movement and complexity to the sound. also, with 12 oscillators more interesting tone clusters with coarse detune would be possible, etc

totally ot but i like what native instruments is doing with x/y pads. my v synth gt does some cool stuff with the time trip pad and even the voyager had some cool tricks with the touch pad. the touch strips were cool on the boutique series but and x/y pad would be seriously cool for like a rossum collab or something...
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Re: Roland SE-02

Postby selfinflikted » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:51 pm

Still way more excited about my System 8 than anything I've seen recently.
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Re: Roland SE-02

Postby gregwar » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:28 pm

here's a review of the se-02 from ask.audio:

https://ask.audio/articles/exclusive-re ... alog-synth

overall pretty decent. prolly the mono i'm lusting the most for
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Re: Roland SE-02

Postby MetroSonus » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:35 pm

I like it too!
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