The new IK Multimedia UNO synthesizer in all its analog glory
A new teaser video of IK Multimedia UNO Synthesizer just dropped, and it gives us insight into this little monster.
Shortly after IK Multimedia announced their first ever analog synth, the internet dubbed it the “Volca Killer”. We had not had much of a preview yet, but the huge list of features undoubtedly got synth-freaks talking.
From the advanced synthesis parameters to the vast effects, it certainly has an advantage over the Volca in terms of the features.
The banked variety of parameters on the IK Multimedia UNO synth certainly favours the sound designers, as you have access to all the parameters you would expect to find on a synthesizer. The variety of included effects are an added bonus, creating a fantastic all-in-one portable synthesizer.
There are also 100 included presets, the first 20 of which are a bank of “Factory Presets” that are hard-programmed into the memory, the other 80 slots are free to save all the sounds that you create.
What’s so exciting about the teaser video?
So, the new teaser video of the IK Multimedia UNO synth, is not only a great little walk-through for beginner synthesist/sound designers. It gives you insight into what different parameters are doing to the sound, and it can be applied to any synth or plugin! It’s also the first time we’re hearing the raw sound of the IK Multimedia UNO synth, without processing and embellishments.
In the video we get a quick reference of some of the factory sounds, we also get a great reference of what the oscillators sound like – surprisingly rich and full for something in this price range! We also get to hear what the filters can do to the source sounds, the IK Multimedia UNO includes high-pass and band-pass modes which are usually very rare in analog synthesizer of this size.
We also get a great reference of the different performance effects – the IK Multimedia UNO’s way of removing pitch and mod-wheels while still maintaining a level of expressiveness. Furthermore, there is a built-in tempo-synced delay, something that I use on almost all my synth sound to thicken the sound.
All-in-all, I’m incredibly excited about this little monster of a synth, it sounds absolutely HUGE for its size and price-point.