IK Multimedia Updates Syntronik 2 With 11 New Synths

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IK Multimedia has released Syntronik 2, a major update to their virtual synth collection, for macOS & Windows.

The update adds 11 virtual synths, new features and a huge number of new presets. This brings the total number of synths in Synthronik to 33 and the number of presets to over 5,500.

Syntronik 2 features an easy-to-use layering interface, so you can play up to 4 different synthesizer parts at once or create advanced splits. And a new modulation system opens up deep editing options not available on the original hardware synths.

Here’s what’s new in Syntronik 2:

  • 11 new synths based on rare and sought-after models.
  • 3,300 new presets for all 33 synths including the 22 original synths from Syntronik and Syntronik Deluxe.
  • New presets use the updated SampleTank 4 engine.
  • All legacy presets and samples included sound identical to Syntronik 1 with our dual-engine architecture.
  • Wave Set Browser lets you choose the sound in each of up to 4 oscillators and 2 suboscillators per preset.
  • New EDIT panel with modulation matrix offers deep editing beyond the capabilities of the original hardware synths.
  • New Step Sequencer in the PLAYER panel for flexible and expressive rhythmic textures.
  • Controller Filters in the MULTI panel let you filter out sustain pedal, pitch bend, mod wheel and aftertouch for each of the 4 Parts.
  • 33 new effects (71 total effects including the stellar Vintage Plate reverb).
  • Disk streaming lets you load presets faster and can be adjusted to match your drive type.
  • All synths work as libraries inside SampleTank 4 alongside SampleTron 2, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, Cinekinetik, Electromagnetik, etc.

Check out the intro video, embedded above, for an overview and demo from synthesist & synth designer Erik Norlander.

Pricing and Availability:

Syntronik 2 is available now for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats) with three options, priced starting at $99 USD. Upgrade pricing is available to owners of qualifying IK products, and a free version is also available.

SampleTron 2 For iPad Now Available

SampleTron 2 For iPad Now Available
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IK Multimedia has released SampleTron 2 for iPad, a new version of their virtual instrument that goes beyond emulating the Mellotron and other early sample-playback keyboards by letting you create ‘new vintage’ sounds, based on your own samples.

Sampletron 2 for Mac & Windows was released earlier this year. IK says that SampleTron 2 for iPad is ready for iOS 15 and compatible with all iPad model sizes and AU Host apps.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“SampleTron 2 for iPad comes with a vast library of over 400 “tracks” that can be loaded into any preset—up to 3 at once—and then individually processed with IK’s cutting-edge tape modeling DSP for ultimate tone-shaping flexibility.

While an extensive collection of new, original samples of vintage Mellotron and Chamberlin are included, SampleTron 2 for iPad also shines where it processes non-Tron material. Here users will gain access to exciting new sounds with the choir, strings, brass, organ, piano, bass, and even synths and vocoders that all come included.

Also included are vintage digital sample-based instruments such as the Mattel Optigan, Vako Orchestron and 360 Systems Digital Keyboard for more creative options than any other Tron collection. In addition, users will find the full content of the much-revered original IK SampleTron product.”

Features:

  • 2.5GB virtual instrument collection of sought-after vintage and tape-based samplers
  • Over 400 tracks sampled from vintage Mellotrons, Chamberlins, Optigans and more
  • Each preset can load 3 tracks to split, layer and solo from over 400 available
  • Features 11 modern non-Tron and vintage digital sample-based instruments
  • Import Sample function creates user Tron sounds with IK’s tape modeling DSP
  • Includes the full content of IK’s original SampleTron updated for legacy users
  • 11 selectable effects with Channel Strip, Tape Echo, Multimod and new Vintage Plate
  • Assignable MIDI continuous controllers for use with external controllers
  • Works as an AUv3 instrument plug-in and as a standalone app

Pricing and Availability

SampleTron 2 for iPad is now available now with an intro price of $69.99 USD (normally $99.99).

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Gets Free Patch Editor

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Gets Free Patch Editor
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IK Multimedia has released UNO Synth Pro Editor, a free patch editor for their UNO Synth Pro.

The UNO Synth Pro Editor gives you full access to all the parameters of the UNO Synth Pro hardware, using your Mac or Windows computer, to create, save and manage presets.

Pricing and Availability

The UNO Synth Pro Editor is available now as a free download

IK Multimedia Intros Cinekinetik Collection For SampleTank

IK Multimedia Intros Cinekinetik Collection For SampleTank
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IK Multimedia shared this preview of Cinekinetik, a collection of cinematic SampleTank sound libraries.

The collection brings together four SampleTank libraries that they call ‘futuristic acoustic instruments.’ You can preview the set and the individual libraries via the playlist embedded above.

Features:

  • Contains Shipwreck Piano, Fractured Piano, Malletopia and Malletension
  • Over 20 GB of deeply sampled original instruments and 250 presets
  • Shipwreck Piano and Malletopia include vintage hardware reverbs to explore
  • Ideal for adding energy, tension, mystery or suspense to any composition
  • Works with all versions of SampleTank 4, including free SampleTank 4 CS

Pricing and Availability

Cinekinetik is available now with an intro price of $99.99 (normally $149.99).

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Review

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Review
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In his latest in-depth review, Sonic State’s Nick Batt checks out the new IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro, a new synth design that’s available as in keyboard and compact module formats. .

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 oscillators, 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.

Topics covered:

00:00 Intro and overview
5:43 Oscillators
9:35 Patch break
13:29 Filters
17:48 LFO envelopes
19:31 FX
24:57 observations
25:59 Matrix
28:55 Sequencer and Arp
31:34 Foibles
32:26 More Sounds
35:24 Conclusions

Check it out and share your thoughts on the UNO Synth Pro in the comments!

IK Multimedia SampleTron 2 Goes Beyond Recreating The Mellotron, Lets You Create New ‘Tron Sounds

IK Multimedia SampleTron 2 Goes Beyond Recreating The Mellotron, Lets You Create New ‘Tron Sounds
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IK Multimedia has introduced SampleTron II, a new version of their virtual instrument that goes beyond emulating the Mellotron and other early sample-playback keyboards by letting you create ‘new vintage’ sounds, based on your own samples.

The core of SampleTron is based on deep sampling of vintage sample-based instruments, including the Mellotron, Chamberlin, Optigan and other keyboards. It goes beyond the original keyboards, though, by letting you combine sounds from different sources, tweak the sounds with synth functions, add a wide variety of effects and more.

You can also load a custom sample across the keyboard, or a folder of samples, and play back your sounds with SampleTron’s modeled Mellotron characteristics.

Features:

  • 8GB virtual instrument collection of sought-after vintage and tape-based samplers
  • Over 400 tracks sampled from vintage Mellotrons, Chamberlins, Optigans and other rare pieces
  • Each preset can load three tracks to split, layer and solo from over 400 available
  • Features a collection of modern non-Tron and vintage digital sample-based instruments
  • Includes the full content of IK’s original SampleTron updated for legacy users
  • Sample loading function creates user Tron sounds with IK’s tape modeling DSP
  • Rack effects include Channel Strip, Tape Echo, Multimod and new Vintage Plate
  • Standalone operation or SampleTron 2 can be played as a library inside SampleTank 4

Pricing and Availability

SampleTron II is available now with an intro price of $199. Existing customers should see the site for upgrade pricing.

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro In-Depth Review

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro In-Depth Review
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In the latest loopop video, host Ziv Eliraz takes an in-depth at IK Multimedia’s new UNO Synth Pro.

The UNO Synth Pro features three wave-morphing oscillators, 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.

It’s available in two models, a full-size keyboard model and a compact model with a capacitive touch keyboard.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:20 Overview
3:30 Workflow
5:20 Synth guts
6:40 Connectivity
7:50 Oscillators
8:40 Mixer
9:50 Osc x mods
11:40 Paraphonic
14:05 Filter
17:00 Series/Parallel
19:15 Effects
22:20 Mod matrix
27:45 Arpeggiator
29:20 Sequencer
32:40 Song mode
34:45 Scales
36:00 Pros & cons
41:05 128 Presets
1:02:50 Outro

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 UNO Synth Pro (Sneak Preview)

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro (Sneak Preview)
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IK Multimedia shared this sneak preview of their upcoming UNO Synth Pro, a new synth that features three wave-morphing oscillators, 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.

It will be available in two formats – as a keyboard with aftertouch and as a desktop synth module, with capacitive touch keys.

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.

UNO Synth Pro Hands-On Demo With Erik Norlander

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

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.