Studio Electronics SE-1

Studio Electronics SE-1

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SE-1, Analog Synth Rack/Sound Module from Studio Electronics.

8 user reviews

Studio Electronics SE-1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Studio Electronics
  • Model: SE-1
  • Category: Analog Synth Racks/Sound Modules
  • Added in our database on: 04/16/2004

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Studio Electronics SE-1 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 8 reviews )
 5 reviews63 %
 2 reviews25 %
 1 user review13 %
Audience: Value For Money :

dlmorley's review"Very nice sounding synth"

Studio Electronics SE-1
I got this in a deal and wasn't expecting too much, but pleasantly surprised. Rather than a newbie buying a Behringer or Korg, I'd rate these higher. Good build quality and a classic sound. Won't replace my Minimoog, but it's very practical and sounds very good. Recommended if you don't mind racks.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Studio Electronics SE-1
Knobs... 25 of them Buttons...18... that light up showing that it's on or off.. Patches... 99 in each bank A,B One Output 3 rack space..

800 usd


Easy to make a Ohio Players "Funky worm" style worm. Easy to make a Mini Type bass sound. Easy to sound like a warm analong mono sound... Nice peice of gear.. Just has a higher price of admission for most people.

Very well made... American design at it's best. Built in Cali. For $600 I can send it in and have it upgraded to a new SE-1x. It will buy me more Patch storage and audio (filter) input upgrade as well as a new rack case. I will get that done eventualy and have it come back with a chrome grill.


It's Analog. It's like a Minimoog, but not quite. It's Filters are like a minimoogs but not quite. It's Filters are like a Oberhiem SEM but not quite. It's analog... and it does bass and leads like no other.


It's the host with the most... the bass box with a big ass bottom. A sqweely worm, and ready to lead your track...

Originally posted on
Posted by: kazper ( 7-, 2005)

LeBohémien's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Studio Electronics SE-1
Monophonic Analog Rack, which also means that it can only play a channel at a time, so only take place once in a mix (unless more than one).
The facade is divided into 5 parts:
CONTROL: Volume, Glide
MOD: Rate, Depth
CSOs BANK: Freq 1, pulse width, 3 waveforms
Freq 2, pulse width, 3 waveforms
Freq 3, pulse width, 3 waveforms
FILTER: Resonance Tracking, Moog and Oberheim filter (12 or 24 db)
ENVELOPES: Attack, Decay, substain, Release
Approx Amnt 1,3,4
Few origins sounds, 200, editable difficult thing, I control via Cubase SE1 who owns a patch in the MIDI menu, but I have big problems with modulations as Cubase neutralizes my settings each new reading ...


It can not be simpler in my opinion, simply turn it on and play, the menu is simple and basic hyper.
Like I said above, the edition is difficult, I used the midday with the sequencer Cubase, and they do not like too much both, I have to save my problems sequences, the patch does never mmoris when the modulation filters and envelopes, they are neutralized and departure at each end of the loop ...
on the other hand of a sound is amazing the capacity modulation, when you groped buttons, you do not pretend and acted immediately on color, gnial to place a live sound ...
It parrait that can edit in the Dtail in SoundDiver, problem, it no longer exists.
I prciserais anyway when it was we do not care a bit because, at the base, it is not for a, it's not a Triton, was chosen to sound.
The manual, it is good that the it cost me $ 16 + harbor at SE, (I have one too if someone besides ...) and it's 20 pages, as saying that it is better to have but can live without ...


I am Hip Hop and that's how to say, perfect for me ...
I wanted a bass expander analog and I have not t ...
Browsing patches and you have DR DRE tablecloths, etc ... Leads to Rockwilder
When the main, however this is ddi Rack, low means is to understand the sounds are close to perfection, the dynamic is incredible, the output level is monstrous, you go bass in a Pramp transfer your song, and you understand your pain, plaage is perfect in a mix ...
For the rest of the sounds is enough typ West Coast and Electro, but you have to do 15 tracks with the beast if you got them boiled ears, the leads are standard and even in mono, assuming an already substantial therefore not overload ...
After that's all Racks "typs" you places not everywhere but hey I love ...


I used it for 2 months, what I like least is the edition via software, what I like most is the power and the sound of the machine, this is my first pure analog so I have too much experience, I think not so expensive as some say, and yet j'me'm bleeding to pay me, but compared to a Moog is apparently better and cheaper, I would do this choice without hsiter, though if I had the means, I would have bought her big brother Omega 8, but hey, it's Adi foot!

funkylio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a very good mono"

Studio Electronics SE-1
it is a kind of clone of Minimoog, but improved:
moog filter type and filter the type wk (12 db LP or BP)
3 oscillators, 3 LFOs, 4 envelopes, sync between oscilloscope, ring, noise, velocity ...
connectivity twelve o'clock
memory storage (with comfortable screen)
It has no connection CV Gate unlike atc 1
Many buttons on the front but not a button function anyway ...


Navigation through the menus is simple even though we would have preferred a button function ...
In fact, we should not complain too much, there is the menu because there are many parameters:
assignment envelopes, ring modulator, noise generator, velocity sensitivity, name patches, auto glide mode retrigger (last, up, down, very useful), the pitch even after réglagles between oscilloscope, the sync from 1 to 2 and 3 ...
Of course, the main complaint is not having the volume control on the front of each oscillator
For cons, the menu system is well studied, there is only one depth so you do not get lost.


SE 1 sounds terrible, either for low fat or liquid groooooossssses or sub ... Compared to my other analos is the top of this view (Superbass station, MS 20 mini Perfourmer, juno 2 ex 8000) ... The juno 2 sounds terrible in the low but more rough and less versatile.
Solo, just open the oscilloscope with filter ring, this is a clear sine, square with a portamento or PWM .... I'm just not a fan of filter stairs ...
Well, a flat course, I bought a mini MS 20 for the wild, this is much better because it is not the height of the SE 1.
Note that the effects of compressor types (to counteract some envelopes not super fast, but I'm not bothered either), overdrive, phaser take great compared to some synths. To compensate for the clean side, I also use a vintage analog EQ (as Maxon pue5b) and it sounds as old school as possible.
Note that you can experiment widely and don'ts that the rnb or rap! (The 1 is deemed to be part of the most prestigious studios in this style ... For my part, I use it for ambient, jazz funk ...)


At present VA, poly analos all kinds, an analog monophonic synth and interest in ensuring this is the case.
I owned ATC 1 and clearly, I upgraded to the SE 1 for its ergonomics, screen, and moog filters and integrated week without having to change the cartridge ... (1 atc has a good reputation, allows the cross mod, but the interface has repelled me, as for the waldorf pulse for example)
It was very warm sound, a very specific tone and that leaves raw or work with effects.
This is a very good value for money used, and some experts say it is the most similar Minimoog, even better than the travel ... A little phatty whether or sub phatty are competitors ... I could not test ... I think they are less complex, more direct sound but so can be run more round with the risk is 1 ...
I still bought a mini 20 ms in addition to the hearts of "all front" and more experimental and a very different filter ...

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