Equipment review: UNO Synth Pro Editor

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IK Multimedia is one of my favorite companies because they make wonderfully useful plugins and solid, awesome devices. They’ve taken a lot of dollars out of my pockets over the past few years (gladly ditched and paid back ten times). Now, IK Multimedia is launching the highly anticipated UNO Synth Pro Editor for UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop, giving Mac / PC users access to all settings under the hood of their powerful and flexible synths.

The 32-Key Analog Synth Pro Desktop and 37-Key Synth Pro feature a unique dual filter, paraphonic 3-oscillator design, 256 presets, 64-step sequencer, premium effects studio, extensive connections and more. This free editor takes these devices to unimaginable new heights.

This new product works both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in in any DAW. This means that users can program and play the UNO Synth Pro as a virtual instrument with full recall. Open the editor and it restores its previous settings from the last session. And its freely resizable GUI allows users to adjust window size according to their workflow.

The Synth Pro editor provides access to many of the UNO Synth Pro synthesis parameters that go beyond the front panel controls: parameters that were previously only available through shortcuts or menu access and are now there, in an intuitive interface. In the filter section, users can now visually reach the power of the filter section of UNO Synth Pro and freely experience its sound shaping capabilities.

You can use the editor as a virtual synth or virtual instrument to instantly access any parameter of the UNO Synth Pro while retaining the pure, unique and classic sound of real analog circuits. UNO Synth Pro responds to parameter changes in the editor and vice versa in real time for effortless creativity. It also allows users to easily manage a large number of presets and transfer them between their Mac / PC and UNO Synth PRO. Quickly browse audition and find an unlimited number of presets.

You can organize the presets into custom categories or sort by style, genre, date or setlist. Instantly add and rearrange presets on UNO Synth Pro itself. Or save the hardware synth presets in the editor for later editing and use. When it’s time to play, use the bulk transfer feature to move presets back and forth and get the UNO Synth Pro ready quickly.

The software allows you to precisely configure UNO Synth Pro for integration into an existing platform. The Global Settings menu provides a convenient way to map MIDI routings, allowing users to easily assign communication between DIN MIDI and USB ports. You can instantly connect outboard gear and virtual applications and use UNO Synth Pro as both a MIDI interface and a MIDI controller.

Imagine the convenience and flexibility of a powerful plug-in, but with the massive sound of a true analog synthesizer. The UNO Synth Pro editor, combined with the power of Synth Pro keyboards, can really make your production life easier and keyboard sounds much bigger.

I’m guessing my wallet will be a bit lighter this month as I now have a reason to replace the mini keyboard controller that I’ve been using for years and replace it with the Synth Pro Desktop.

UNO Synth Pro Editor is available free of charge to all registered users of UNO Synth Pro or Pro Desktop.


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