UVI’s USQ-1 channels the sounds of an 80s digital-analog workstation

USQ-1 is UVI’s new Hybrid Wave Synthesiser that packs 268 waves, 400 new patches, a dual-layer architecture, built-in effects and more to create both vintage digital and modern day sounds…


Drawing sounds from the Ensoniq ESQ-1, the USQ-1 features an 8-voice design with 3 digital oscillators, a Curtis 4-pole analog filter, and a 22,000 sample library, that UVI tells us will enable both vintage and modern sonic creation.


Here’s UVI with further details of what’s included:

At USQ-1’s core is a 2-oscillator engine loaded with 268 user-selectable waves created on the original hardware. Each oscillator has a configurable 4-stage amp envelope, multimode filter with envelope, detune, pitch envelope, mono/poly switch, modwheel assignments, and stereo section with a customizable 16-step arpeggiator. USQ-1 also includes per-oscillator modulation via a dedicated LFO and step modulator and a capable effects section, allowing users to easily add movement to their sounds with high-quality drive, EQ, chorus, phase, delay and reverb. Per-oscillator modwheel assignments allow for convenient and expressive control over filter and tremolo depth and vibrato rate.

Four-hundred professionally-designed patches are included in USQ-1, providing a wealth of vintage and modern-influenced arpeggios, bells, brass, bass, chords, keys, leads, pads, plucks strings and sweeps with a distinct and edgy vintage sound. Patches can be quickly browsed, edited and layered together to create a near-limitless variety of sound design potential. All presets in USQ-1 can be deeply edited through a straightforward and intuitive interface. Everything from subtle mix-based adjustments to creating completely new patches can be done quickly and easily and saved for future use.

USQ-1 offers native 64-bit standalone operation by way of Falcon or the free UVI Workstation, providing comprehensive support for all modern DAWs and simultaneous authorization on up to 3 computers or iLok keys.

Pricing and Availability:
USQ-1 is available now for introductory price of $49/49€ through April 9th, 2018 (usually $79/79€) from the UVI online shop.