Updated: Feb 26
Italian pro audio manufacturer IK Multimedia, has been a non stop force in the music industry for well over 20 years now. As a big player back when the VST plug-in world was beginning to gain steam many, many years ago, the company made a huge name for itself with powerful software such as T-Racks and Amplitube, more recently innovating once again as it bridges itself between the world of software and the current resurgence in analog hardware, with some pretty fascinating products such as the robust yet compact UNO Synth, and the UNO Drum. Expanding on these exciting ideas, the company introduces what will be a welcomed addition to their portfolio: the UNO Synth Pro analog keyboard synthesizer.
With quite a few improvements over their sheik yet small and cuddly UNO Synth, the Pro adds a 3rd oscillator and paraphonic playability over the previous mono design, throwing in dual filters, including a new SSI 2 to 4 pole, along with the original OTA as found on the UNO Synth, with a total of 24 modes available!
Add to the mix a 64 step sequencer, 10 mode arpeggiator, a 16 slot modulation matrix, not to mention must have features like USB and CV connectivity and a nice assortment of onboard effects like analog overdrive, and what you have is a well-rounded, powerful and very versatile synthesizer. There no denying the power of true analog, but with the flexibility of digital interfacing.
The UNO Synth Pro will be available in two versions, a desktop featuring a "capacitance-sensing" keyboard, or a 37-key version featuring a high quality Fatar keybed made in Italy. The UNO Synth Pro is currently on its way to most retailers worldwide, and can be expected at a price range of $399 for the desktop size, or $649 for the 37 key. You can find more info and detailed specs, by going to the IK Mutimedia website.