How to use UNO Synth analog synthesizer – Part 1

Published on May 17, 2018 ikmultimedia

“In this video, learn how to get around UNO Synth – IK’s first analog synthesizer. UNO Synth is both powerful and easy to use. Not a synth guru? Learn what each control does and hear what you can do with ease and sound like a seasoned analog synth user. Already familiar with analog synthesizers? Learn how to do familiar tasks with this powerhouse! Watch

$200 UNO Desktop Analogue Synth Designed by Sound Machines with IK Multimedia at Superbooth 2018

Published on May 14, 2018 DivKidVideo

“IK Multimedia teamed up with Sound Machines to design and create UNO the $200 mini desktop analogue synth. Some of the matrix control reminds me of a Waldorf Blofeld, but this is all built around smart phone / tablet touch technology. David from Sound Machines takes us through the unit.

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Published on May 5, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

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IK Multimedia UNO Analog Synthesizer @ Superbooth 2018

Published on May 3, 2018 Bedroom Producers Blog

“IK Multimedia presents the UNO monophonic analog synthesizer at the Superbooth 2018 show in Berlin. UNO is the first ever hardware analog synthesizer manufactured by IK Multimedia. It is made in IK Multimedia’s own manufacturing facility in Italy.”

You can find previous posts featuring IK Multimedia’s UNO here.

Superbooth 2018 – IK Multimedia Uno Synth

Published on May 2, 2018 sonicstate

“Brand new analogue 2 Osc synth from IK MultimediaFrozen Reverbs Racks for Live:”

See this post for details on IK Multimedia’s new Uno Synth.

The $199 UNO is an analog synth from IK and some great minds

It’s portable, battery-powered, and a capable analog monosynth with a sequencer, at a low price. But it’s also worth noting IK Multimedia’s new US$199 UNO involves collaboration with some unique people.

Before the modular craze, before KORG’s volcas, before even the Minimoog Voyager, it was the Alesis Andromeda in 2000 that arguably signaled a return to analog circuitry and hands-on control for the electronic musician consumer. And that instrument was the work of synth designer Erik Norlander, who’s now the resident “synth guru” at IK Multimedia, and who IK says is the brain behind the UNO. IK have also collaborated with Italian boutique maker Soundmachines, who themselves have a bunch of wacky and wonderful ideas.

So put all of this together, and the UNO is something new – a familiar architecture, but not a clone of something you’ve heard before. It’s also an inexpensive instrument that involves collaboration with boutique makers (as Roland have done with Malekko and Studio Electronics) – rather than just undercutting those makers at low prices. And it’s made in Italy, proving that Europe can still make this sort of product.

Plus, it looks like a really fun bass synth with a built-in sequencer. Specs:

  • Analog audio path with two analog oscillators, noise generator, resonant multimode filter and analog amplitude
  • Saw, triangle, and pulse waveforms (with continuously variable shape and pulse width modulation), separate white noise generator
  • That filter isn’t the Moog ladder filter – it’s a smoother, Roland-style OTA filter, which you know from instruments like the Jupiter-8
  • Filter can be set to lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and has overdrive
  • 7 separate waveforms for modulation: sine, triangle, square, up and down saws, random, and sample and hold
  • Built-in delay
  • Instant modulation effects: Dive, Scoop, Vibrato, Wah and Tremolo

For arpeggiator/sequencing:

  • 100 presets, 80 user presets, each with an associated sequence and arpeggio (I think you can then store your own presets and patterns, making this ideal for live performance)
  • Arpeggiator with ten modes
  • 100-pattern sequencer, which you can program in real-time or step-by-step
  • Parameter locks! Set per-step modulation

And finally, I/O:

  • MIDI in/out
  • Runs on 4 AAs or USB power

There’s also a Mac/PC software editor. (Helps to be a software company, too, as IK is.)

Sounds (though I do believe you need to go beyond just manufacturer demos):

Now, there are some questions I definitely want to answer when I get this hands-on. Analog synths with battery power — well, let’s hear if it’s noisy or not.

Multi-touch keyboard — that’s touch-based, so while they promise two octaves of sound, I want to see how precise it feels. Ditto those touch controls. You also get some pre-defined scales, which should help you … like, hit actual notes.

But this architecture looks great. That extensive modulation is already promising, and then the ability to set per-step modulation with the sequencer looks powerful, indeed. And it’s just 400 grams (under a pound).

US$/€199.99; shipping scheduled for July 2018.

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