Revealed in an online store is the Uno Synth Pro in what looks like two versions – compact desktop and full-sized keyboard synthesizer.
Uno Synth Pro
The original Uno Synth is a fabulously fat little synth with a great sound, simple interface and awesome price. This looks like a worthy successor.
The details are unconfirmed but according to the Sam Ash website the Uno Synth Pro is a funky compact analogue synthesizer that offers 3 analogue oscillators with continuously variable waveshape, PWM, sync, FM and ring modulation running paraphonically through a dual-filter design. Two envelopes shape the filter and amplifier while two LFOs can be routed to all sorts of destinations.
The filters include the 2-pole OTA multimode filter from the original UNO and a SSI 2/4-pole low pass filter with self-oscillation. They can be used in series or parallel with up to 24 possible combinations.
On the way out are 4 effects blocks with an analogue overdrive, modulation, delay and reverb. These can be used with external sources.
It has a 64-step sequencer, 10-mode arpeggiator with a chord mode for use with those 3 paraphonic notes.
On the back is the usual MIDI/USB plus 2 lots of CV/Gate too. The audio input gives access to the filter and effects and there’s a pass-through output for daisy-chaining which was a really nice feature of the original UNO.
What is most intriguing in the photos is the larger keyboard version. The specs on the page definitely seem to correspond to the smaller desktop version. So is the keyboard version just a beefier size or does it have hidden depths that are yet to be revealed? They look like they have exactly the same controls but it’s certainly possible that with all that room in the case it could have proper polyphony. We shall see.
The price on Sam Ash is $649 which, if we’re talking about the compact little one, seems expensive when compare to the $149 Uno Synth. Perhaps as there are definitely two products here the price is actually for the keyboard version which would make a lot more sense. And for a price around that of the DeepMind 6 maybe some more polyphony would be in order.
I imagine all will be revealed at NAMM 2021.