In their recent article entitled "The 18 best synthesizers 2021: top keyboards, modules and semi-modular synths," MusicRadar placed the original UNO Synth at the top of the list. With a score of 4.5 out of 5 stars, IK's first analog synthesizer is still making its mark in the landscape of sound design.
MusicRadar is a great resource for music makers of all kinds, be they guitarists, drummers, keyboard players, DJs or producers. Here's some of what they have to say about UNO Synth:
"The look of Uno may prove a bit divisive. Its slanted profile and push-button control panel have a retro charm, but it's a design that brings to mind the early days of home computers more than any vintage analogue synth."
Uno is a great source of classic, punchy analogue sounds at a bargain price.
"The lower part of the push button interface is taken up by a 27-note 'keyboard' for live playing, or to input notes for the onboard sequencer or arpeggiator. Despite all of this, Uno is an excellent-sounding, versatile analogue monosynth, and you do get a lot for your money.
"The presets offer a ton of highly usable sounds, and we could certainly see this becoming a go-to instrument for classic basses and leads. The arp and sequencer are great for inspiring ideas, and a software editor adds to the allure."
"A super-cheap, quirky analogue monosynth that delivers where it counts."
+ Versatile, weighty analogue sound
+ Flexible arp, sequencer and scale mode
+ Plenty of great-sounding, highly usable presets
MusicRadar Score: 4.5/5 stars
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