Ultra Analog's architecture is based on twin signal paths - two oscillators, two filters, two VCAs... you get the picture. Basic controls are always visible for the oscillators, while the two filter/LFO/VCA paths are selected using the big tabs in the middle.
We had to wait some seven years for version two of this synth, and its core hasn't really changed. But then, adding a swathe of new features would diminish one of Ultra Analog's selling points: its ease of use.
Is it worth the asking price? Just about, yes, although competition is fierce. VA-2's simplicity and presets make it appealing to less seasoned synthesists, though, while its sound quality will draw in the diehards.4 Stars
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