UNO Synth Pro $/€649.99. UNO Synth Pro Desktop $/€399.99 (ex taxes)
IK Multimedia’s recently announced UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop were developed in collaboration with Italian boutique synth-maker Soundmachines. These new analog synthesizers take the groundbreaking UNO Synth monophonic synth and expand it in nearly every section: more oscillators, more filters, more sequencer memory, more effects, more presets, more connections and more programmability. UNO Synth Pro puts this new sound engine into a rugged metal chassis with a 37-key synth-action Fatar keybed, while UNO Synth Pro Desktop provides a more portable form factor.
3 Oscillators that do it all
3 analog oscillators offer continuously variable waveshape, including pulse-width modulation. Oscillators can be hard-synced for more harmonically-complex tones, and oscillator FM (frequency modulation) lets you shape everything from bell-like sounds to screaming industrial tones. UNO Synth Pro even includes ring modulation for wobbly, sci-fi sounds, plus a white noise generator for a wide range of percussive sounds and epic rises.
Dual filters with 24 available modes
In addition to the original UNO Synth’s 2-pole OTA multimode filter, UNO Synth Pro adds a new 2/4-pole SSI LP filter with self-oscillation. The dual filters can be used in series or parallel, with invertible phase, for a total of 24 possible filter combinations. In short, the UNO Synth Pro can recreate the filter sound of the most famous classic synths as well as deliver fresh new options.
Hear UNO Synth Pro in action in this unique performance
Massive sonic flexibility
UNO Synth Pro offers two full ADSR envelopes, one for the filter and the other for amplitude, both available as sources to modulate everything from oscillator pitch and waveshape to LFO speed or even other envelope stages. Two LFOs (low-frequency oscillators) can create classic synth vibrato, wah and tremolo as well as complex modulations including audio range FM.
A 16-slot modulation matrix makes routing a breeze. Users can quickly and easily design even the most sophisticated modulation scheme, with both internal and external sources, including MIDI controllers.
Stunning onboard effects
UNO Synth Pro offers four effect blocks: an analog overdrive circuit from the original UNO Synth, plus three new digital effects: modulation, delay and reverb. External signals can also be routed through these effects, with pre-effects filtering for added flexibility.
UNO Synth Pro offers a premium 37-key synth-action keybed by Fatar, while UNO Synth Pro Desktop provides an enhanced version of the original's long-lasting capacitance-sensing keys along with pitch and mod strips for enhanced expression. Both units add firm-touch rubber pads for the control sections, plus LED-backlit indicators and an LED display for key information.
Powerful presets, sequencer and arpeggiator
UNO Synth Pro offers 256 user-editable presets and an onboard 64-step sequencer offers both step and real-time recording, with automation of over 80 parameters, and even write CV and gate automation.
And a 10-mode arpeggiator makes it easy to create intricate patterns and runs, while a new "chord mode" takes advantage of UNO Synth Pro's paraphonic design, opening the door to triads and chord work.
UNO Synth Pro offers two noiseless, balanced stereo outputs as well as headphone out, for superior audio quality in any situation. USB and 5-pin DIN MIDI In and Out make it easy to integrate with other synths, Mac/PC and mobile devices, and its assignable CV/Gate connections lets UNO Synth Pro interact effortlessly with a Eurorack or other modular system.
Options, pricing and availability
UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop arrive in Q1 2021 and are currently available for pre-order from the IK Multimedia online store and IK authorized dealers worldwide for $/€649.99 (ex taxes) and $/€399.99 respectively.
For more information about UNO Synth Pro or to see it in action, please visit www.unosynthpro.com