IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

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Ryan_IK
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103 posts since 11 Feb, 2015 from Sunrise, FL

Post Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:22 am

BONES wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Firmware is up to date, although without release notes I have no idea what it bring
Glad to hear everything is working. For the release notes please visit the download page for the Firmware Update. See here.
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BONES
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9033 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:47 pm

Got stuck in last night and previewed over 400 presets in just a few hours. I found that using UNO's sequencer was the perfect way to go through them, way better than how I would preview a softsynth's presets. I copied those I thought had potential and others that I had tweaked into a new bank and I ended up with around 40 good, usable presets. A 10% hit rate is very good for me, I often struggle to find more than half-a-dozen good patches out of hundreds.

The Editor's patch librarian is excellent, really quick and easy to work with. Working with UNO this way feels way better than any soft synth experience I've had. IK have nailed it! Modal seem to have done a similarly good job with their app for Skulpt, too, although I have not tried doing the banks thing with it yet.

I honestly never thought I would be so into hardware again but hybrid experiences like this have completely changed my mind. It's like the best of both worlds and it's way more affordable than it's ever been.

For Ryan or Peter (or someone who knows), it explains at the start of the UNO manual how the knobs work and offers an explanation of the other possible modes - Absolute (default), Pass-Through and Relative. It reads as though you can change that behaviour but I can't find any instructions on how to do it. Is it possible? If it is, how do you do it? Absolute is fine for studio use but pass-through is much better on stage.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), UR44C, Cubase, DUNE, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Hive, Substance, Arcsyn, Aparillo, Straylight, Quanta, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft 2.

glokraw
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7188 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:31 pm

BONES wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Absolute (default), Pass-Through and Relative. It reads as though you can change that behaviour but I can't find any instructions on how to do it. Is it possible? If it is, how do you do it? n stage.
Click the 3-bar menu widget in the upper right of the
editor gui, a panel opens with the Midi Routing area,
and there is a 'Knob Behavior' option
with those three choices.
Cheers

Horse
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61 posts since 14 Dec, 2000

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:12 am

I was hoping that the editor would include a quick way to write & save sequences.. am I overlooking something?

Apart from that I have to agree that it's an incredible piece of hardware and integrates well with the DAW (oh, +1 for random preset changing bug).

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5717 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:43 am

Horse! :o :o :o

blimey, havent seen you since Cambridge :hihi:

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9033 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: IK Multimedia UNO Synth

Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:58 am

glokraw wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Click the 3-bar menu widget in the upper right of the editor gui, a panel opens with the Midi Routing area, and there is a 'Knob Behavior' option with those three choices.

Cheers
Thanks, mate. I looked in there last night but didn't see it.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), UR44C, Cubase, DUNE, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Hive, Substance, Arcsyn, Aparillo, Straylight, Quanta, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft 2.

Horse
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61 posts since 14 Dec, 2000

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:00 am

Hehe.. ahh.. Cambridge! :-)

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9033 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:06 pm

This thread was in danger of falling off the first page of my "My Forum Topics" page so I thought I'd better say some more about how good Uno Synth is. It's really good. Honest. I've decided I am going to sell both my Waldorf synths - Pulse 2 and Rocket - and get a second Uno. I can't wait to get up on stage with this new set-up, complete with Seaboard and Lightpad Blocks to replace my Rise 25. Only the mixer, Analog Keys and MicroMonsta will need power, which is pretty freaky.

For anyone who is interested, the patch demo I heard that sounded like hard sync actually used a filter sweep with the Drive turned way up. It doesn't sound too convincing on it's own but in the context of a song it works a treat.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), UR44C, Cubase, DUNE, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Hive, Substance, Arcsyn, Aparillo, Straylight, Quanta, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft 2.

glokraw
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7188 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:13 pm

Those receiving GC coupons likely have a 20% discount coupon
in your email, good til July 24th, and IK Multimedia is not on the exempt list,
so a UNO would be $160, hard to beat that in bang4buck, and fun.

Mommy, quick! Hide the plastic :scared: :hyper:

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KVRian
545 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:00 am

I still have some issues with the VST editor (sporadic MIDI connectivity issues in Studio One so I have to run it inside JBridge, sometimes not recalling the patch with the DAW project), but the synth has really grown on me. Something doesn't have to be perfect in order to be good and usable.

I'd buy an IK Multimedia Quattro if they decide to make one :)

glokraw
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7188 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

New UNO sounds to download

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:15 am

Back to page one, there is a new UNO soundset in your
IK User -->My Products-->Download Resources area,
with a short bio and song links of the author, KC Gilmore
Cheers

yellowmix
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1384 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:57 pm

Looks like there are some previous presets I missed, too. Thanks for the update, glokraw!

glokraw
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7188 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:44 pm

My pleasure! Nice to see IK keeping the pulse strong
for their/our little beast 8)

zakufan
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126 posts since 1 Jan, 2011

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:35 pm

my uno stopped working with AA batteries. USB power works fine though. Anyone has this problem before?

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9033 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: IK MUltimedia UNO Synth

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:44 pm

Not sure, I'll check tonight.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), UR44C, Cubase, DUNE, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Hive, Substance, Arcsyn, Aparillo, Straylight, Quanta, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft 2.

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