Urano contains a large range of digital modules for building into 8 parts of sound and modulation using samples, wavetables and virtual analog through digital and analogue filters.
The name relates to the heavens although I thought it was something to do with Vic and Bob to which I would reply “Uvavu” but that’s probably just me. To everyone else this is a box full of modular possibilities, complex routings, sound and signals wired through each other with both physical buttons and knobs as well as a digital touch screen interface for getting into those details.
It can run 8 different sound systems at once meaning that you can patch together 8 separate modular sounds. So we find most things are supplied in 8s; there are 8 oscillators, 8 digital filters, 8 LFOs, VCAs, envelopes, effects, and so on although there’s no reason why you can’t use them all together in s single patch. In true Gotharman style, there are also 4 analogue filters that you can patch through for added analogue satisfaction.
For sound generation you can record or import your own samples, or you can generate and edit wavetables right in the box. There are a number of modes including virtual analogue waveforms with morphing, a resonant oscillator, percussion and cymbal sounds, pitched noise, claps along with sampling and wavetabling. So you are never short on tones.
There are 27 filter types, dozens of effects, comprehensive modulation options and an 8-track sequencer with 16 channels of modulation recording. This thing has a total of 67 modules and is packed full of possibilities.
All the patching is done through the touch screen interface where you make selections on a grid. It feels like a very intentional way of dealing with a lot of options. There are physical trigger and CV inputs and outputs for integration with other modular systems.
The description page on the website seems to scroll forever giving you some idea of the power that’s packed into this box.
Gotharman has opened up preorders on this machine starting at €2,199 and goes up from there depending on the sample time you need and LED colours. Shipping is expected in October.