UNO Synth Pro Hands-On Demo With Erik Norlander

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2021 NAMM Show: IK Multimedia shared this hands-on demo of their UNO Synth Pro – designed to be a full-size professional synth.

Synth designer, (Andromeda, UNO Synth), prog keyboardist and sound designer Erik Norlander gives an in-depth look at the UNO Synth Pro – covering the architecture of the new synth and tips for creating sounds.

Note: The discussion starts about 3:15 into the video.

Pricing and Availability

The UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop are available to pre-order now, priced at 649.99 USD/EUR and 399.99 USD/EUR.

IK Multimedia Intros UNO Synth Pro Analog Synthesizers

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Ahead of the 2021 NAMM Show, IK Multimedia has announced the UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop.

The new synths, developed in collaboration with Italian boutique synth-maker Soundmachines, expand on their earlier UNO Synth design in many ways. They feature three wave-morphing synthesizers, dual filters with 24 modes, deep modulation options, 3 effects slots with 12 effects, a sequencer with automation of 80+ parameters and MIDI/CV/Gate connectivity.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“UNO Synth Pro gives you the power to create nearly any analog synth sound you can imagine. With its unique dual-filter, 3-oscillator paraphonic design, 256 presets, 64-step sequencer, studio-grade effects, expanded connections and much more, UNO Synth Pro breaks new ground for music makers.

Available in two form factors to suit all players’ needs—stage-ready with metal housing and premium keybed; or ultra-portable, USB-powered with capacitive keyboard—UNO Synth Pro offers everyone the next generation of analog sound design in a smart format that fits any space or budget.”

Features:

  • ‘First-class’ analog sound
  • 3 discrete wave-morphing oscillators
  • PWM, sync, FM and ring modulation
  • Dual state variable filters with 24 modes
  • Original UNO Synth OTA filter
  • New SSI-based filter with self-oscillation
  • 16-slot modulation matrix
  • 256 user-editable presets
  • 12 studio-quality FX in 3 slots
  • Reverbs, Delays, Modulations
  • 64-step sequencer with 84 parameters
  • 10-mode onboard arpeggiator
  • USB / MIDI / CV / Gate in/out
  • Audio input to filters, FX or pass-through

The UNO Synth Pro is available in two form factors:

  • UNO Synth Pro
    • Compact, stage-ready 37-key keyboard
    • Fatar synth-action keys with aftertouch
  • UNO Synth Pro Desktop
    • Ultra-portable 32 capacitive-key tabletop
    • Powered by USB or powerbank

Pricing and Availability

The UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop are available to pre-order now, priced at 649.99 USD/EUR and 399.99 USD/EUR.

AmpliTube 5 Now Available

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IK Multimedia has released AmpliTube 5, the latest version of its amp-modeling multi-effects software.

With 129 new gear models, AmpliTube 5 also offers an all-new cabinet section with re-captured cabinets and improved power amp/speaker cab interaction for improved sonic authenticity.

Here’s what’s new in version 5:

  • Fully redesigned interface
  • Re-sizable display
  • New VIR Volumetric Impulse Response cabinet engine
  • Includes over 143,000 impulse responses in all
  • New Custom impulse response loader
  • Improved chains with custom routing options
  • Expanded rig with up to 57 simultaneous FX
  • Fully redesigned power amp section with improved impedance matching
  • 5 new amp models, 2 new stomps, and 19 new rack FX
  • Over 100 completely re-captured cabinets
  • Mixing effects derived from T-RackS

In sync with this launch, IK Multimedia has also released a newly redesigned Custom Shop , which lets you browse and audition new gear models à la carte.

AmpliTube 5 Overview:

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Pricing and Availability

AmpliTube 5 (for Mac/PC) is available now from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide, with introductory pricing continuing through December as follows:

  • AmpliTube 5 CS – free
  • AmpliTube 5 SE – $/€99.99* intro price (regular price will be $/€149.99)
  • AmpliTube 5 – $/€199.99 intro price (regular price will be $/€299.99)
  • AmpliTube 5 MAX – $/€399.99 intro price (regular price will be $/€599.99)

Existing customers who have registered any IK product for $/€99 or more can upgrade to AmpliTube 5 for the $/€149.99 intro price or AmpliTube 5 MAX for the $/€299.99 intro price.

Additional bundle options are available. See the IK site for details.

IK Multimedia Intros Roland Space Echo Inspired Audio Effect, T-RackS Space Delay

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IK Multimedia has introduced T-RackS Space Delay, a delay plugin that’s inspired by the classic Roland Space Echo tape delay.

They say that it recreates the sound of the original, while expanding on the original in several ways:

  • Stereo operation: Pan each of the 3 playback heads and the spring reverb separately for immersive stereo soundscapes.
  • Input filters: High-pass and low-pass input filters let you shape the sound before hitting the tape for more powerful sound shaping.
  • Ducking: Create dynamic echo effects or cut through even the most crowded mix with this convenient ducking feature.

Pricing and Availability

T-RackS Space Delay is available now for $99.99.

IK Multimedia Shares Free UNO Drum Sample Library By Suit & Tie Guy

‘Suit & Tie Guy’ of STG Soundlabs with his MU modular system

IK Multimedia has released a free sample library for the UNO Drum, created by STG Soundlabs head and Knobcon founder Suit & Tie Guy.

The sound library features 54 samples for the UNO Drum, created using Suit’s STG Soundlabs MU analog modular synthesizer.

IK describes the analog drum sounds as ‘punchy, warm and aggressive’.

“I really stretched myself on the modular,” notes Suit & Tie Guy about the sounds. “I hope a lot of people make music with these sounds.”

The UNO Drum is a 12-voice analog drum synth, offering 6 analog drum synth voices and 6 sample-based voices.

The sample pack is a free download for all UNO Drum users. You can download the sound content installer from your User Area and run it to automatically install the bank. See the IK site for more info.

IK Multimedia ARC System 3 Acoustic Correction System Now Available

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IK Multimedia has introduced ARC System 3, the latest version of their acoustic correction system that’s designed to automatically adjust the output of your monitors to correct for room acoustics and provide more accurate monitoring.

ARC System 3 measures your room at three different heights around the listening position. ARC’s software creates a 3D snapshot of the acoustics of your room, which lets it automatically adjust your monitor output to be more accurate.

Here’s what’s new in ARC System 3:

  • 3D room analysis delivers incredibly accurate, natural sound
  • Simplified, step-by-step room analysis software makes setup a breeze
  • Advanced controls let you achieve precise correction in any situation
  • Now supports 3rd party measurement microphones

Key Features:

  • Measurement mic, room analysis software and correction plug-in
  • Improves frequency balance and stereo imaging in any room
  • Work faster and create better mixes without expensive room treatment
  • Virtual monitoring emulates the sound of common listening devices

Pricing and Availability:

ARC System 3 is available as a complete bundle with MEMS microphone for $/€249.99, or without the mic for $/€199.99. Upgrade options are also available.