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Roland introduces FA music workstation series and SE-02 analog synthesizer

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Laura  Barnes
Roland introduces FA music workstation series and SE-02 analog synthesizer

The FA series is packed with over 2,000 tones inherited from Roland’s flagship pro sound module, the INTEGRA-7.

Continuing its array of new product announcements across May and June, Roland has introduced two more pieces of gear.

First up is Roland’s FA series of music workstations.

Promising effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility, each model in the series features a massive sound collection, studio-quality effects, and expressive real-time controls, plus onboard sampling with zero load time for instant playback from 16 pads.

An integrated sequencer offers simple operation and non-stop loop recording, and you can easily export tracks for further development with your DAW.

Available models include the 61-note FA-06 and 76-note FA-07, which both feature velocity-sensitive keyboards with synth action, and the FA-08, which features an 88-note keyboard with weighted action.

Packed with over 2,000 tones inherited from the INTEGRA-7, Roland’s flagship pro sound module, the FA series offers a huge palette of high-quality sounds for virtually any musical style.

All of the INTEGRA-7’s SuperNATURAL synth and XV-5080 PCM tones are on board, plus an essential collection of expressive SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that include pianos, organs, bass, strings, and many others. And with the newly added Tone Remain function, you can switch sounds seamlessly with no notes or effect tails being unnaturally cut off.

For more information on the FA series, click here.

Also announced by Roland was the new SE-02 analog synthesizer. 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.

Features include:

– 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

For more information on the Roland SE-02 analog synthesizer, click here.


Tags: Roland, new gear, music workstation, FA series, SE-02, analog synthesizer

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