IK Multimedia has released a dedicated software editor for its first hardware synth, the analog UNO Synth (see our previous UNO Synth coverage). Designed to offer deep control, the editor provides easy access to all parameters and provides advanced music making capabilities beyond the UNO Synth’s compact front panel, with convenient support for Mac/PC and iOS devices.
Beyond traditional software editors, the UNO Synth editor offers the ability to function both as a standalone application (Mac/PC/iOS) and an integrated DAW plug-in with total recall (Mac/PC), for use in the studio, live performance or on-the-go music creation. It provides seamless integration and control of every parameter, and allows for easy customization of presets and for preference editing.
Mac/PC Plugin or iOS App? It’s Up To You The editor can be used as a software plug-in (Mac/PC) for all major DAWs including Ableton Live, GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper and more, for seamlessly creating, storing and recalling settings in a session.
For iOS* mobile musicians, the editor is also available as a free download for both iPhone and iPad, with full support for the new iPhone X. The UNO Synth Editor app offers all the same great control as the Mac/PC version.
*A lightning to USB adapter is required; iPhone/iPad operation requires battery power.
Virtual Control, Realtime Response
For more precise control, the editor incorporates a full-size GUI that maintains the same look and feel as the UNO Synth hardware panel, while offering deeper programming settings and new sound sculpting options. Users can easily access functions on an intuitive virtual panel that offers even more ways to shape their sound.
For extreme flexibility, UNO Synth responds to parameter changes from the editor in real-time, while the editor can track changes made on the UNO Synth’s front panel. All edits can also be saved directly into the UNO Synth, for instant recall.
The editor can also be used to change the operation of the Uno Synth’s front panel knobs to suit different users’ hands-on preferences. Three modes can be selected – Absolute, Relative and Pass-Through – to determine how the knobs behave when moving between different parameters, based on the user’s preferred style of operation.
Sound Design The editor’s Synth panel includes virtual knobs that allow users to easily tweak and edit synthesis parameters such as the oscillators and envelopes, fine tune additional control parameters, animate performance effects and much more. In addition, a full 88-note virtual keyboard is included, as well as virtual pitch and modulation wheels.
UNO Synth can be configured for convenient integration in an existing rig. Users can map MIDI routings to freely assign communication across both the MIDI DIN ports and USB ports. Outboard gear and virtual apps can be instantly connected, enabling UNO Synth to be used as both a MIDI interface and MIDI controller.
Fine Tuning Your Presets
Presets stored on the UNO Synth, a Mac/PC, or an iPhone/iPad can be loaded into the editor for further refining. Edits can be saved directly in the editor, or loaded back into the UNO Synth, computer or iPhone/iPad. When used with a DAW, the UNO Synth editor will also recall settings from the previous session.
How To Get The UNO Synth Editor
The UNO Synth editor is available as a free download for everyone (requires firmware 1.1.1 or above). For more information and to download the editor, please visit this web page.