It was only two years ago that IK Multimedia decided to branch out from its normal MIDI controllers and mobile audio interfaces to try its hand at building a standalone synthesizer. The Uno Synth was pretty successful — it packed big authentic analog sound into a portable and affordable package. But now the company is looking to stretch its wings again, this time with the Uno Synth Pro, a three-oscillator paraphonic instrument looking to carve out space among more established names in the industry like Korg and Moog.
The upgraded Uno Synth will come in two versions the $650 Pro and the $400 Pro Desktop. The primary difference is that the Desktop version is smaller, made entirely of plastic and has a touch-based keyboard as well pitch and mod touch strips. The regular Pro on the other hand as a full 37-key Fatar keybed with aftertouch and proper pitch and mod wheels. Its chassis is also partially metal, making it much better suited to live performances.