u-he's analogue-style Repro-1 synth has been released

We've been charting the progress of u-he's Repro-1 synth throughout the year. First it was available as 'research-ware', then you could download the beta, and now the finished product has gone on sale.

This is an emulation of the Sequential Circuits Pro-One, and is based on component-level modelling technology. We're promised real authenticity, with all the characteristics and quirks of the original being recreated.

The synth has a classic design that should make it intuitive in use, but a glance through the feature set reveals that there's a lot going on.

Take a look below, and find out more on the u-he website, where you can download a demo and Repro-1 can be purchased for $99 in VST/AU/AAX formats for Windows, OS X and Linux.

u-he Repro-1 features

  • Authentic raw analogue sound
  • Component-level modelling of a classic monophonic synth
  • 2 oscillators: saw/pulse and saw/triangle/pulse, including combinations and pulse width modulation.
  • White noise generator
  • Mixer for the audio generators with feedback path for extra bass boost
  • Filter: 4-pole lowpass, capable of self-oscillation. Cutoff, Resonance, dedicated envelope and key tracking controls
  • Amplifier: ADSR envelope with curve trimmer
  • Modulation true to the original, plus an extra 2-slot matrix
  • LFO: saw/triangle/pulse, including combinations
  • Extra modulation sources: AR/ASR envelope adopted from the wavefolder effect, plus Trigger and Gate
  • Arpeggiator: up or up/down, latch mode
  • Sequencer: Two-patterns, step recording: Editable pitch/velocity, note/tie/pause status per step, max. 32-notes each pattern (or 64 notes when chained). Copy/paste and rotate functions, save/load presets
  • 5 built-in effects: wavefolder/distortion, delay/chorus, EQ/resonator, reverb, sonic conditioner/dynamics processor
  • 500 factory presets
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