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Roland SE-02 Firmware uptade 1.10

The Roland / Studio Electronics SE-02 has now a firmware 1.10. It provide many new features like Pulse Width Modulation and 2 new ways to enter notes in a sequence. We can talk about the Pulse width modulation all day. We want to hear it! It’s amazing!

There as been a rumour on the web where some people are asking about the fact that the SE-02 could have a stepping sound (mostly in the filter). In the second part of this video, I test and demo this, so you can make you own decision on wether there is a stepping sound or not.

I personally do not hear it! 

SE-02 Firmware 1.10 new features!

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