“The official Roland approved, Studio Electronics standalone editor for the SE-02 is once again the handiwork of SE Sound Designer and Coder, Emmanuel Santoul, developer of the software editors for the ATC, SE-1, and Omega Series synths. This inspiring cross-platform product affords full, real-time control, providing not only an intuitive GUI, enabling immediate access to all synth parameters, but also: full library management and auditioning, “Patch Blending,” “Random Patch Generation,” and edit and compare customization. Expressive features not standard on your synthesizer can now be explored, integrated, and perhaps most importantly, visualized—to simplify, and yet amplify your most detailed ’02 sound designs and creative expressions. Translation: Music could happen.
In general, one can interact with the software in the same way you would with the front panel controls of this Boutique, but the seamless integration and coordination of the two closely interacting systems, real and virtual, massively increase the programmer’s grasp of the total signal, timbre, and control flow.
Switch programs, tweak sound parameters, or move to another bank: editor and hardware and editor settings will correspond; a contextual menu, with all features available, will be displayed by right-clicking the display. Copying and pasting, and rearranging your patches—a bear with just the box and your DAW in front of you—is now gentle on the mind, perhaps even enjoyable. Better still: saving and reloading banks (all within a few minutes) without disconnecting, power recycling, and reconnecting, as well as transcending and expanding the single User bank limitations is reason enough to get on board.
VSTi and Audio Unit scheduled later on in 2018. We are prioritizing the standalone app as we think this is better in line with the spirit of the SE-02, which is a table-top synth. Most of you Boutique-ers are now working this way—without DAWs; we see you.
- Official Roland approved and supported editor.
- Complete front panel implementation with expanded features.
- Alpha-numeric patch naming/renaming.
- Deep and detailed Patch and Bank exploration modification made easy.
- Visual Patch edit and compare of all parameters.
- Bank saving/loading without disconnecting, rebooting, and reconnecting.
- Expressive MIDI Learn Random Patch Generator (Santoul version).
- Patch Blending: morphs two patches into a new storable sound (Santoul version).
- Crazy useful (and very French) random patch name generator.
Mac: OS X 10.7 (Lion) and higher, 64bits app; PC: Win7 and higher 32bits app. It’s likely you will need to update your synth’s firmware. The minimum required version of the SE -02 firmware is 1.10.
Basic Standalone: $4.99
Santoul Standalone: $12.99. Includes Patch Blender, and MIDI Learn/Random Patch Generator.”