Roland SE-02 review: A near-perfect analog monosynth for under $500

Many companies have tried, but the SE-02 is as close to being the perfect analog mono synth as you’re likely to get for under $500. It is, admittedly, at the premium end of the affordable scale, and the keyboard attachment is an optional extra, but it sounds better than any of its rivals. The SE-02 is a landmark synthesizer for Roland, and the new standard for affordable analog monosynths.