Musicians, artists, and performers looking for a compact analog synthesizer will be thrilled by the IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Desktop, an ultralightweight analog powerhouse with a capacitive-touch keyboard, onboard FX, sequencer, arpeggiator, and comprehensive connectivity, including low-noise 1/4" main outputs and CV/Gate I/O.
The UNO Synth Pro builds upon the success of the original UNO synth, but ups the ante with three analog oscillators, which 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.
The UNO Synth Pro includes the original 2-pole OTA multimode filter and adds a new 2/4-pole SSI low-pass filter with self-oscillation. The dual filters can be used in series or parallel with invertible phase for a total of 24 filter combinations. The instrument also includes two full ADSR envelope generators (filter and amplifier), with both available as sources to modulate numerous parameters via the 16-slot modulation matrix. Modulate oscillator pitch and waveshape to LFO speed or even other envelope stages. Two LFOs are also included for simple vibrato and tremolo effects to complex modulations including audio-rate FM.
The UNO Synth Pro offers 256 user-editable presets and features an onboard 64-step sequencer which can not only step record and real-time record note info, but can also record automation of up to 40 parameters for intricate, evolving soundscapes. A 10-mode arpeggiator makes it easy to create intricate patterns. The UNO Synth Pro Desktop ships with a micro-USB to USB cable.