UNO Synth: IK Multimedia’s 200$ Analog Synth

IK Multimedia adds a portable analog machine to their wide range of music gear. You can get your squelch on with their upcoming UNO Synth. The price point and portability puts it right up against the Korg Volca’s and Pocket Operators. For 200$ IK Multimedia promises an easy to use, but powerful synth that you can control via a step sequencer that doubles as a multi-touch keyboard.

UNO Synth Device Overview

UNO Synth Features

  • All-analog audio path with 2 VCOs with continuously variable waveshape, noise generator, resonant multimode VCF and VCA
  • 2 independent analog VCOs with Saw, Triangle and Pulse waveforms with continuously variable shape including PWM of the square wave and a separate white noise generator
  • A 2-pole multimode OTA-based sweepable analog resonant multimode filter with LPF, HPF, BPF
  • LFO with Sine, Triangle, Square, Up Saw, Down Saw, Random and Sample-and-Hold to modulate Pitch, Filter and Amp
  • AD (Filter) + AR (Amp) envelopes (full ADSR control available via MIDI CC or software editor)
  • 40 onboard controls and LED display
  • 10 mode, 4-octave arpeggiator
  • Real-time and step edit 16-step sequencer with 20 automatable parameters
  • Onboard multi-touch 27-note chromatic and scale keyboard with 13 scales
  • Sync Delay audio effect and 5 performance effects
  • Self-tuning with auto-tune calibration
  • USB MIDI and 2.5 mm jack MIDI IN/OUT (cables included)
  • Audio In to daisy chain other audio devices with no need for a mixer
  • Mac/PC software Editor/librarian
  • Complete MIDI implementation with all parameters and clock can be controlled via MIDI CC
  • Battery (4xAA) or USB powered
  • Ultra-portable and lightweight
  • Designed and made in Italy

The UNO Synth ships from July 2018 and can be pre-ordered on IK Multimedia’s website: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/unosynth/

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