The sound engine in both is still the same. You have three oscillators with waveshapping controls and options for saw, triangle and pulse with pulse width modulation. There are also options for hard-sync, ring modulation and FM (frequency modulation) to get harder and more metallic sounds out of the synth.
There are 256 preset tracks for storing your notes, a 1
IK Multimedia kept the original two-pole multimode filter from the original Uno, but also added a self-oscillating SSI 2/4-pole LP filter. And you can use both filters simultaneously in series or in parallel.
Oh, and it’s a power block with four blocks, one of which is dedicated to the analog overdrive circuit, also transferred from the original Uno. The other three blocks can be filled with a combination of the 12 built-in digital effects that cover reverberation, delay and modulation.
There is also plenty of connectivity here – balanced stereo outputs, headphone output, 5-pin MIDI DIN in and out, USB MIDI plus assignable CV and port connections for connection to modular and semi-modular equipment. There is even an audio input if you want to run other instruments through the filter and the effects.
Uno Synth Pro is not as cheap as the original, but it seems that it offers quite a lot for the price point. Especially the $ 400 desktop model. Of course, full judgment will have to wait until we can try one out ourselves.
Uno Synth Pro and Pro Desktop are available now for pre-order and will be shipped in the 1st quarter of this year.