After a product leak from US retailer Sam Ash, IK Multimedia have brought forward the release of their new UNO Synth Pro and Desktop models to right now.
The new UNO Synth Pro comes in two models, the larger Fatar keybed equipped UNO SYNTH PRO and the UNO SYNTH PRO Desktop.
The original UNO Synth (*see our review) packed a lot of analog into a small, affordable desktop synth which sounded pretty good and was affordable at $149.
UNO SYNTH PRO expands the features, with 3 analog wave morphing oscillators, and two state variable filters with multiple modes - both the original OTA filter and a new resonant SSI filter. The keybed is 37 key Fatar synth action with aftertouch, while the desktop has 32 capacative touch keys.
Both models are paraphonic and on the face of it share the exact same feature list, aside from the keyboard, 1/8th output vs 1/4 TRS on the desktop, plus the desktop can be configured to route the external input via the filter AND the FX section, with the desktop only via the filter.
Pricing is curious, with the desktop priced at €399, the PRO is €649 which seems quite a premium for the additional metal case, physical keys and FX routing, but there may be other factors we are as yet unaware of.
Available for preorder, it is scheduled for shipping this quarter, though exact dates are not yet published.
More information: www.unosynthpro.com