Superbooth 2021 first look video: UDO’s Super 6 Desktop is a new compact synth that looks like it’s missing a keyboard

Superbooth 2021: UDO has taken the wraps off the Super 6 desktop, a new compact and keyboard-free version of its acclaimed keyboard synth.

Given that this is billed as a “no-compromise” take on the Super 6, we’re guessing that functionality is pretty much the same, so you can expect a 12-voice polyphonic, binaural analogue-hybrid engine with FPGA digital oscillators and voltage-controlled analogue technology.

You can also expect filter and amplifier sections, LFOs, envelopes and a modulation matrix, along with an arpeggiator and step sequencer and dual stereo 24-bit effects (delay and chorus).

The Super 6 desktop has an interesting ‘wedge’ design - almost like a compact keyboard synth, but with knobs and buttons where the keyboard bit would be. Whether there’s any practical benefit to having this two-tier design remains to be seen, but it gives the instrument something of an ‘‘80s home computer’ look.

We’re expecting more information on the Super-6 Desktop soon via the UDO 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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