Superbooth 2018: IK Multimedia unveils the ultra-portable UNO Synth

IK Multimedia has finally pulled back the curtain to reveal the UNO Synth, a new true-analog, portable monophonic synth promising a wide array of sonic capabilities for an affordable price…

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IK says that the UNO has been designed for those who wish to create rich, true analog sound with the freedom to create on the move. Boasting a weight of only 400g and a battery-powered (4xAA) or USB power-supply format, the UNO can be both mobile music maker and live performance and studio counterpart.

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Designed alongside Italian boutique synthesiser maker Soundmachines and IK’s Erik Norlander (one of the minds behind the Alesis Andromeda amongst many others) they believe they’ve create a “no-compromise instrument that delivers massive analog sound along with hands-on programmability and advanced features.”

Including 100 presets, 80 of which are fully rewritable, users will be able to play straight out of the box and experiment with a variety of classic and modern sounds to work with. Additionally, each preset features an associated arpeggio and sequence, as well as over 40 onboard controls that give real-time access to synth engine parameters. A Mac/PC editor is also available.

Whilst the UNO can be used as a standalone synth, the built-in audio input can be used to daisy chain other external devices like drum machines. MIDI IN and OUT allows for connection to a master keyboard or any MIDI gear for use in a live or studio rig as a sound module and can also easily integrate with desktop and mobile DAWs via USB MIDI without the need for additional hardware interfaces.

UNO Synth key features:

  • An all-analog audio path with 2 VCOs, noise generator, resonant multimode VCF and VCA
  • 2 independent VCOs with Saw, Triangle and Pulse waveforms with continuously variable shape including PWM of the square wave plus a separate white noise generator
  • A 2-pole OTA-based analog resonant sweepable multimode filter (LP/HP/BP) with overdrive
  • 7 LFO waveforms (Sine, Triangle, Square, Up Saw, Down Saw, Random and Sample-and-Hold) to modulate Pitch, Filter, Amp and continuous oscillator wave shapes including PWM

Pricing and Availability:
UNO Synth is available now for pre-order with free shipping from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorised dealers worldwide for $/€199.99 (excl. tax), with shipping scheduled for July 2018. For further information head to the IK Multimedia website.

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