IK Multimedia UNO Synth
IK Multimedia UNO Synth overview from GAK
The Uno synth is a brand new affordable monophonic synthesiser from IK Multimedia with a focus on rich, true analogue sound. Developed by IK's synth master Erik Norlander (Brains behind the Alesis Andromeda), IK has also enlisted the expertise of Italian boutique synth makers Soundmachine, creating a powerful yet portable synth, perfect for live performances and studio recordings alike.
The Uno synth boasts 100 powerful presets (80 fully rewritable), 100 pattern sequencer, two independent oscillators, analogue filtering as well as associated arpeggio and sequence.
At the heart of the Uno Synth is its engine, armed with a full analogue audio path the Uno is capable of delivering all the warmth, fatness and deep relentless tones you would expect from a real analogue monophonic synthesiser. The path includes 2 VCOs, a noise generator with lots of colour, VCA and resonant multimode VCF.
The onboard filter is a 2-pole OTA based analogue resonant sweepable multimode filter (LP/HP/BP) with overdrive. The onboard amplitude envelope allows you to adjust the volume of the synth with smooth fluidity, modulate the filter parameters, such as cutoff and pitch to produce truly powerful sweeping voices, leads and pad like layers with ease.
The Uno Synth features a custom designed overdrive circuit that allows you to create super-fat distortion through adjusting the Uno's pre and post filter gains, this can really elevate your tones and help push through the mix during an expressive multi-instrumental performance. Furthermore, the Uno has an onboard ping-pong delay effect that can be sync up to an adjustable BPM to work with your other instruments.
A 100 pattern sequencer with built-in arpeggiator is another huge feature with the Uno, acting a step edit control you can place in notes across a 4-octave range, using the external MIDI to rhythmically lock the synth in with other gear in your array.
Connections wise, the Uno Sythn has everything you need o stay fully integrated and connected, MIDI out accommodates direct connection to your master keyboard or live-rig as a sound module, while USB connection allows full DAW integration with Mac, PC and mobile devices. A further option to daisy chain the Uno comes thanks to it audio in.
Powered by just 4 AA batteries or via USB, the Uno Synth is incredibly portable. Powerful yet lightweight, the Uno is a formidable addition to your live or studio setup, producing powerful analogue tones and superb patterns, all at an affordable price.