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IK Multimedia UNO Synth

True analog synthesize (2018)

analog synthesizer from Italy

"Portable Italian budget monosynthesizer from italy (Modena... you know Ferrari).
 Ik Multimedia is mainly famous for some audio soft like T-racks or Amplitude... with a little design help from Erik Norlander (Alesis Andromeda) and Soundmachine." 

 Main Data 

UK multimedia UNO synth



Company: IK multimedia
Model: Uno synth
Class: Module Synth
Keyboard:  27 plastic multi touch
Display: 3 x numeric 7 -segments 
Dates: 2018
Country: Italy
Weight: 0,4 Kg
Dimensions: 49 x 256 x 150 mm 
PSU: USB or 4x AA Batteries  (about 3 hours if you don't use crapybatteries)
Price: 230€


Synthesis: Analog sub 
Polyphony: 1 voice
Multimbric: 1 part
Oscillator: 2 VCO
Noise generator: yes
VCF: 2-pole resonant multimode
LFO: 1 modulator
Envelope 2 Egs
Memory: 80 rom + 20 ram
Scales: 13 models
Sequencer: 16 steps
Arpeggiator: yes
FX: delay + modulation


27-note onboard multi-touch keyboard and 7 knobs (absolute position mode)

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Micro USB 
- Micro (f***cking) Midi In and OUT (parameters can be edited by Midi)
- audio out ( 3.5mm)
- audio input ( 3.5mm)

Front: headphones

none

- No official VST plugin
- no known samples library

Have some UNO SYNTH  sample set you want to share? CONTRIBUTE :) 

 - owner's manual download


- NO SERVICE MANUAL (for now)

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 In details 

Ik multimedia

 VOICE a mono 2 detunable OSC VCO called VCO variable
shape waveforms (progressive wave from saw to triangle, to pulse with variable width)

Also a white noise generator can be mixed to the mix 
 

Data flow

2 VCO Oscillators

with detune:
- coarse +- 12 semitones
- fine +/- 100 cents 
-glide adjust 

Variable Pulse width

Pulse witdh up to 98%

White noise generator

Simple with volume control

LFO / EG / FILTER

Filter

FILTER 

-2-pole operational transconductance amplifiers -based analog resonant sweepable multimode filter ( LPF, HPF and BPF) with soft  12 dB/Oct slope.
-Dual-stage filter input overdrive mode for extra boost.
-Keytrack (only by editor)

LFo

LFO

- 1 single modulator (sine, triangle, sawtooth (up and down), pulse, random and Sample and Hold)
- destinations are: pitch, cutoff 
- Modulator can be synched to Midi clock with different divisions: from  1/1, 1/2, 4d, 1/4, 8d, 4t, 1/8, 16d, 8t, 16 to 16t

Envelope

Envelope

2 bipolar EGs  with classic 4 segments ADSR, note that there are only 2 knobs for that, a key combo (or editor) is needed.

Uno synth Performance

Effects

- A digital delay with time and wet amount (no feedback)
- 5 modulation effects: vibrato, wah wah, tremolo, dive + scoop kinda of tb303 twang filte.  The editor allows to edit amount of LFO send using an externa Modulation Wheel. Note that velocity can be assigned also to various parameters like VCA, VCF, LFO.

Sequencer -Arpeggiator

- Sequencer in real time and step entries from 1 to 16 steps lenght maximum. Playmodes are: forward, backward and pendulum. Notes can be edited and a special groove swing mode can be added.

-Arpeggiator 10 different modes (from 1 to 4 octaves)  with different latch modes. Gate time can be edited from external editor.

- Both syncable as Midi slaves.

Scale

13 models : Chromatic, Major, Minor, Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, Major Blues, Minor Blues, Harmonic Minor, Mixolydian, Dorian, Klezmer, Hungarian Gypsy, Spanish Gypsy, Japanese, South-East Asian.

Uno synth
UNO SYNTH

UNO synth Memory

Patch

There are 100 locations: 80 rom presets and 20 users. It is possible also to save arpeggios and sequences. The 10 Patches bank preset are organized in these way: 

1- Saw Basses
2- Square Basses
3- Mixed Basses
4- Leads
5- Leads 2
6- Pads
7- Sweeps
8- Drones
9- Plucks
10- FX 

Computer editor

Free editor for Mac/PC/iOS

Our Verdict 

"We tried quickly but it seems a fun budget machine, especially for beginners. Sounds a bit harsh, not so fat, but screaming." 

Sound 
quality

Interface

Build
 quality

Rarity

Quality / 
price

Overall

CONS

- interface
- midi
- no cv
- harsh sound

PROS

- cheap 
- sequencer  / arpeggio
- made in Italy

Are you an UNO user? do you like it? You do not agree with our review?  Let us know in the comment field just below 

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"UNO SYNTH: Il synth analogico per tutti"  (means the analog synth for everyone"  

Ik Multimedia

Audio demo and video 

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