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IK Multimedia announces UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop

IK Multimedia announces UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop. Developed in collaboration with Italian boutique synth-maker Soundmachines, both these new analog synthesizers take the groundbreaking UNO Synth monophonic synth and expand it in nearly every section: more oscillators, more filters, more sequencer memory, more effects, more presets, more connections and more programmability. UNO Synth Pro puts this amazing new sound engine in a rugged metal chassis with a 37-key synth-action Fatar keybed, while UNO Synth Pro Desktop provides a more portable form factor to travel anywhere.

The UNO Synth Pro’s unique dual-filter, 3-oscillator paraphonic design lets it create nearly any synth sound imaginable, and with 256 presets, a new 64-step sequencer and expanded CV/Gate and audio connections, users will quickly find it’s the ideal creation station for any outboard rig.

Huge, real analog sound
Three analog oscillators offer continuously variable waveshape, including pulse-width modulation. Oscillators can be hard-synced for more harmonically-complex tones, and oscillator FM (frequency modulation) lets users shape everything from bell-like sounds to screaming industrial tones. UNO Synth Pro even includes ring modulation for wobbly, sci-fi sound, and a white noise generator for a wide range of percussive sounds and epic rises.

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Dual-filter design with 24 available modes
In addition to the original UNO Synth’s 2-pole OTA multimode filter, UNO Synth Pro adds a new SSI 2/4-pole LP filter with self-oscillation. The dual filters can be used in series or parallel, with invertible phase, for a total of 24 possible filter modes. This unique design offers nearly limitless tonal possibilities, from recreating classic vintage sounds or forging completely new, experimental sounds.

Massive sonic flexibility
UNO Synth Pro offers two full ADSR envelopes, one dedicated to the filter and the other to amplitude, with both available as sources to modulate everything from oscillator pitch and waveshape to LFO speed or even other envelope stages. Two LFOs (low-frequency oscillators) can create classic synth vibrato, wah and tremolo as well as do more complex modulations including audio range FM.

A 16-slot modulation matrix makes routing all these a breeze. Users can quickly and easily design even the most sophisticated modulation scheme, with both internal and external sources, including MIDI controllers.

UNO Synth PROUNO Synth PRO Desktop
Voices11
Paraphony33
Analog/Digital/HybridAnalogAnalog
Presets / Programming256256
Sound paletteBass, Lead, Drone, FX, Pads, SequencesBass, Lead, Drone, FX, Pads, Sequences
Form factorKeyboardTabletop module
KeyboardFull size Fatar Synth action TPS9Multitouch / Capsense key
VelocityYesYes (via MIDI)
AftertouchYesYes (via MIDI)
Keyboard Range/Type37 keys32 multitouch
On-board controls (excluding keyboard)5050
Sequencer64 Steps64 Steps
Sequencer RecordingStep edit, RealtimeStep edit, Realtime
Sequencer Parameters recording+40+40
Sequencer Patterns256 – linked with presets256 – linked with presets
ArpeggiatorMultimodeMultimode
Arpeggiator Modes1010
Arpeggiator Range4 octaves4 octaves
Keyboard ScaleChromatic + 13 ScalesChromatic + 13 Scales
Number of Filters22
Filters Type2 Pole OTA HPF/LPF and 2/4 Pole SSI LPF2 Pole OTA HPF/LPF and 2/4 Pole SSI LPF
Filter Modes2424
Oscillator per Voice33
Oscillators Selection3 Waveform Shaper (one for each OSC)3 Waveform Shaper (one for each OSC)
Oscillators WaveformsSaw, Triangle, Pulse with PWMSaw, Triangle, Pulse with PWM
NoiseWhiteWhite
Envelopes2 ADSR2 ADSR
Looping EnvelopesYesYes
Modulations2 LFO with Saw, Square, Triangle and Sine, random and sample and hold2 LFO with Saw, Square, Triangle and Sine, random and sample and hold
Modulation DestinationModulation matrix with 16 possible combination between all voice elementsModulation matrix with 16 possible combination between all voice elements
Audio FX3 Slots of Digital FX: Reverb, Delay and Modulation + analog DRIVE. 13 FX total.3 Slots of Digital FX: Reverb, Delay and Modulation + analog DRIVE. 13 FX total.
Performance FXDigital FX – Sequencer FX – CV Patching- Mod and pitch wheelDigital FX – Sequencer FX – CV Patching- Mod and pitch wheel
TuningAuto Tuning Digital CalibrationAuto Tuning Digital Calibration
Tuning “Presets”Equal temperamentEqual temperament
USB MIDIYesYes
USB AudioNoNo
SyncInternal/External – MIDI/USBInternal/External – MIDI/USB
PowerPSUUSB Power
Power Supply includedYesNo
Audio Outputs2x 1/4″ TS, Headphone-Out 1/8″ TRS2x 1/4″ TS, Headphone-Out 1/8″ TRS
Audio Inputs1 x 1/8″ TRS1 x 1/8″ TRS
Audio In UsesDaisy Chain and Filter and FXDaisy Chain and Filter and FX
CVYesYes
CV RoutingSelectableSelectable
MIDIIN, OUT/THRUIN, OUT/THRU
MIDI ImplementationAll parameters by CC, adding full ADSR and PWM modulation – Preset by PC – ClockAll parameters by CC, adding full ADSR and PWM modulation – Preset by PC – Clock
Self-tuningYesYes
SIZE (W x D x H)55 x 30 x 7 cm, 21.65 x 11.8 x 2.75 in.25 x 14 x 5 cm, 9.84 x 5.5 x 1.96 in.
EnclosureMetal/plasticPlastic
Weight5.8 kg, 12.8 lb700 g, 1.54 lb

Deep onboard effects
UNO Synth Pro offers four effect blocks: an analog overdrive circuit from the original UNO Synth, plus three new, custom-designed digital effects: modulation, delay and reverb. External signals can also be routed through these effects, with pre-effects filtering for added flexibility.

Improved playability
UNO Synth Pro offers a premium 37-key synth action keybed made in Italy by Fatar, while UNO Synth Pro Desktop provides an enhanced version of the original’s long-lasting capacitance-sensing keys along with pitch and mod strips for enhanced expression. Both units add firm-touch rubber pads for the control sections, plus LED-backlit indicators and an LED display for key information, making it easier than ever to use live on stage or in deep programming sessions in the studio.

Powerful presets, sequencer and arpeggiator
UNO Synth Pro offers 256 user-editable presets, each capturing the full state of the sound engine from oscillators to effects. An onboard 64-step sequencer offers both step and real-time recording, with automation of over 80 parameters, letting users create incredibly intricate and evolving soundscapes, and even write CV and gate automation.

And a 10-mode arpeggiator makes it easy to create intricate patterns and runs, while a new “chord mode” takes advantage of UNO Synth Pro’s paraphonic design, opening the door to triads and chord work.

Advanced connectivity
UNO Synth Pro offers two noiseless, balanced stereo outputs as well as headphone out, for superior audio quality in any situation. USB and 5-pin DIN MIDI In and Out make it easy to integrate with other synths, Mac/PC and mobile devices, and its assignable CV/Gate connections lets UNO Synth Pro interact effortlessly with a Eurorack or other modular system.

And now, an audio input allows access to the filter and FX section for external signals, in addition to the original pass-through for daisy-chaining multiple units together without using a mixer.

Pricing and Availability

UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop will be arriving in Q1 2021 and are currently available for pre-order from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for $/€649.99* and $/€399.99 respectively. (All pricing excluding taxes)

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