The IK Multimedia UNO compact synth gets a full software editor
IK Multimedia UNO Synth, the first analog synth offering from Italian manufacturers, sees the introduction of a fully-featured software editor.
The editor has a variety of parameters that aren’t present on the IK Multimedia UNO Synth, alongside patch librarian and other more advanced functions.
First up, the waveform display is a very welcomed addition, and full access to PWM control and modulation – to make Nick Batt happy.
The IK Multimedia UNO Synth Editor adds full access to ADSR style envelopes, where-as the hardware interfaces was limited to two envelope parameters at a time. They’ve also added the ability to “keytrack” the filter section, another much-anticipated addition.
Near the bottom of the interface of the IK Multimedia UNO Synth Editor is the “Panel Buttons” section, which features an “amount” parameter for each of the triggerable panel button effects on the synth. You’re able to preset the amounts of each of the effects per patch, to recreate interesting performance configurations.
Some other features we don’t see on the IK Multimedia UNO Synth is the Mod Wheel and Velocity parameters sections, this allows you to create arrays of parameters to modulate using the mod-wheel and velocity amount which are sent from the keyboard.
How’s the DAW functionality?
The IK Multimedia UNO Synth Editor also functions as a patch librarian, allowing you to save/load and transfer patches to-and-from your UNO Synth. Furthermore, the editor send and receive MIDI data, allowing you to setup complex automations of multiple parameters from within your DAW.
The editor also adds some parameters for the Sequencer and Arpeggiator, to control the swing and gate specifically, alongside the ability to select specific scales to snap-to.
The IK Multimedia UNO Synth Editor takes the already powerhouse of a compact synthesizer that is the UNO and makes it that much more usable.
The editor is available for Windows, Mac OSX and iOS, and it’s absolutely free to download for anyone – although keep in mind you will need the IK Multimedia UNO Synth to create any sound.
Visit the IK Multimedia website for more details.