Studio Electronics SE-1

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The SE-1 is an analog, monophonic synth-module designed to re-create that classic Moog sound perfect for Hip Hop, R&B and Dance music. The classic Moog sound comes from its distinctive 24 dB lowpass voltage controlled analog filter. There is also a 12 dB low-/band-pass filter which emulates the classic sounds of Oberheim synthesizers.

The SE-1 uses three discrete voltage controlled analog oscillators for genuine analog synth sounds. And that's three VCO's, just like the Minimoog. They offer the basic waveforms you would expect from any analog: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, and random. There are also 4 multi-stage ADSR envelope generators used to shape your sound, the filter and more. Also available are Ring Modulation and Glide/Auto-Glide effects.

With 24 knobs, 21 tactile switches, MIDI control over parameters and plenty of program storage memory (396 presets and 396 user patches), the SE-1 is a professional alternative to its classic forefathers. It is used by Fatboy Slim, Frontline Assembly, Dr. Dre, and Astral Projection.

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The SE-1X is an improved version of the SE-1 with the following new features: A total of 198 new sounds - includes the "Lexington G" and "Allec Series" banks. Creatively expanded Modulation capabilities. Greatly enhanced MIDI specs. Tight new look - phatt new logo, sharper, more attractive front and back panel graphics and text. Flash-ROM Web-updateable Operating Software. Smoother tweaking and MIDI transmission of front panel pots (switches send info. as well). External Audio Input.

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14 Visitor comments
gridsleep
March 17, 2014 @ 9:34 pm
For a machine specifically designed to sound like a Minimoog, why does this article relegate it to Urban music? That sounds a little, well, I don't want to use the R word and start a flame war, but, really?
Also, contrary to other opinions expressed here, Moog especially Voyager and its antecedents ain't necessarily all that. The name suffers from the cult of personality. I prefer the Roland SH-5.
Matt
December 12, 2013 @ 2:01 am
I love the tone but get ready for menu diving. It really annoys me and I've just about sold it (having a slim and sub phatty) and maybe I will but I'm trying to find an editor to give it one last go. The cntrl forum I believe may have had one available at one stage but it's been pulled. Any help would be so appreciated - my email is thenewmandmshow@gmail.com
Matt
Paolo Albanese
November 22, 2013 @ 1:44 am
According to Will Alexander interview on http://www.popeye-x.com/tech/willalexander.htm the SE1 was used on stage by Keith Emerson for some classic Moog sounds.
james
July 25, 2013 @ 12:55 am
i dont know why this is considered a synth mainly for hip hop. its classic sound is capable of fitting into any genre.
Bunky
June 3, 2013 @ 10:56 am
SE-1X
Tight new look - phatt new logo.????

Ha ha ha
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 3 analog VCO's; Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and variable width square. Osc2&3 sync to Osc1. Noise generator.
  • LFO - 3 LFO's; Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, random. Controls: delay, key trigger, phase, and midi sync.
  • Filter - 2 analog filters: 24db Lowpass (classic Moog), 12db Lowpass & Bandpass (classic Oberheim).
  • VCA - 4 multi-stage envelope generators (ADSR). Env 1 fixed to filter frequency, Env 2 fixed to amp level, Env 3&4 are assignable
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 4 ROM Banks (396 locations), 4 RAM Banks (396 locations)
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 2000

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