Ujam says that its free Drive synth plugin is as easy to use as an Instagram filter

Drive is German-American plugin developer Ujam’s new free synth plugin for deep house and other electronic music production. Designed to “make a complex machine intuitive and welcoming,” this presents you with a simplified interface that enables you to tweak your sounds with just a few simple controls.

Drive comes with 100 global presets, 25 Sequences, 100 Synth Modes and 90 Finisher Modes, plus a ‘Surprise’ feature that will immediately generate randomised patches.

“Usynth doesn’t require you to know how a synthesizer works in order to find and create inspiring new sounds,” says Ujam. “Intuitively tweak to your heart’s content. Think Instagram filters, or steering wheel and two pedals - that’s how you operate Usynth.”

Behind the scenes, of course, it’s a different story: each voice has two individual layers and is powered by virtual analogue, wavetable and FM synthesis or multisamples. There’s also a multimode filter, 5-stage envelopes, LFOs and a 12-way modulation matrix.

You don’t need to worry about that, of course, though you can rest assured that Drive is a “complete synth” with “no hidden cost, no strings attached”. It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and you can download it now from the Ujam website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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