|Price (MSRP)||€99 / $99|
|Type / Tags|
XP or later, 1GHz, 128MB RAM
10.6 or later, 1GHz, 128MB RAM
|Copy Protection||Serial Number|
Unique is a synthesizer that specializes in "state-of-the-art" vowel sounds and "mighty analog" keyboard sounds, featuring an advanced vowel filter mode and internal multi-effects with two chained FX devices. It comes with over 160 presets and offers features like LFOs with internal envelopes for fading rate and intensity, polyphonic panning, a powerful internal controllers section and more.
- Triple Saw.
- Triple FM.
- Noise (with tonal filter).
- Sub Sine (in master section).
- 2 Pole Highpass.
- 2/4 Pole Bandpass.
- 4 Pole Lowpass.
- Comb Filter.
- 4 Step Sequencer.
- Filter Delay.
- Multimode Filter.
- Tremolo (in master section).
- Auto Pan (in mix section).
- 8 Step Sequencer.
- Motion (Recordable XY Field).
- MIDI Learn.
- Host Automation.
- Easy Assignment via Right-click on any control.
- Polyphonic Glide.
- Duophonic Arpeggiator per Osc Polyphonic (Auto)Pan per Osc.
- Vowel Filter Mode.
- Two chained Multi Effects.
- Many Trigger Modes for Modulators.
Reviewed By taijiguy
May 16, 2007
Gui: Very simple and easy to use. So simple that a manual is completely unnecessary.
Sound: Only 2 oscillators, but can deliver a fat, analog-type sound.
Features: The filter has a dual function; as a normal filter and as a vowel filter. This is the feature that most attracted me. The LFO, envelope generator and sequencer have graphical range controls with upper and lower limits; very straightforward in their useage. All can be triggered via 4 or 5 parameters. The LFO has a graphically-adjustable waveform generator. There's also a motion control that I haven't quite figured out yet. There are 2 effect banks with the standard effects (reverb, delay, chorus, etc.). Most controls are right-clickable for additional options.
Docs: Adequate, yet unnecessary for such a simple synth.
Presets: Comes with 200 presets that are categorized. A great starting point for tweaking.
Support: Haven't needed any support. It works just fine. I payed the $$$ and the serial number was immediately emailed, so I was able to use it within a couple of minutes.
VFM: Certainly reasonable from a Euro perspective, but with the USD to Euro exchange rate difference, it was a tough decision. Still, I think it was worth it.
Stability: No problems whatsoever. It runs fine in Cubase 3 on my 3.2gh PC with 2gb RAM. I assume that it will run fine on any PC over 5 years old.
This is the one softsynth that I wish was available as a hardware synth.Read more