NAMM 2021: IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop
After the exiting leak of their new UNO Synth Pro IK Multimedia brings some clarity and announces two new products; the UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop.
UNO Synth Pro
So the missing piece of the puzzle is that there are indeed two products. The UNO Synth Pro puts the new paraphonic 3-oscillator analog sound engine into a rugged metal chassis with a 37-key synth-action Fatar keybed. The UNO Synth Pro Desktop packs the same engine into a smaller desktop unit of very similar size and shape to the original UNO Synth.
I had hoped that there might be some extras in the keyboard version like additional polyphony – more room for voice cards – but no, they are identical.
The 3 analog oscillators have variable waveshapes that you can morph between and include PWM and a Noise generator. You can hard sync them, inject some FM and stuff them through some Ring Modulation for a huge range of sonic possibilities.
The filter is a dual design with the 2-pole OTA multimode filter from the original UNO Synth combined with a new SSI 2/4-pole low pass filter. You can configure them in series or parallel in up to 24 combinations.
There are two envelopes and two LFOs and a 16-slot modulation matrix for routing. Finish it all off with a decent bundle of effects and you’ve got a fully-featured synthesizer.
Along with the Fatar keyboard or the capacitive touch keyboard of the Desktop version you have a 64-step sequencer and 10-mode arpeggiator including a chord mode to work the oscillators paraphonically.
On the back there’s a generous supply of CV/Gate, MIDI/USB and an audio input that feeds the filter and effects plus a pass-through for daisy chaining units.
We had guessed that the $649 pricing we saw in the leak was for the keyboard version and indeed it is. The Desktop UNO Synth Pro comes in at $399. They should arrive in the first quarter of 2021.
- IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Desktop: IK Multimedia
- IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro and Desktop: IK Multimedia