“Unique sounds like syrup with dirt kicked into it. If Bootsy Collins, Roger Troutman and Daft Punk would have met up in Studio 54 to create a soft-synth, for sure something like Unique would have come out of it…” Sound & Recording Mag
Unique was made for fun and vibes: Analogue sound, intense modulation and a killer set of features, delivering an amazing sonic spectrum that’s full of character: Classy sounds, powerful, warm… sometimes gritty.
Each of the 2 oscillators offers a selection of 5 waveforms: sawtooth and pulse waves are here, along with noise, triple saw and triple FM waves. There's also an additional sub-oscillator strapped into the master section for added oomph.
The internal controllers will bring in the dynamics: an LFO and an envelope, there's a recordable XY field & a sequencer. Use these to modulate any knob – a simple long tap will do.
The sound springs to life when it hits the filter section. Needless to say, analogue high-pass, low-pass and band-pass varieties are in place, along with a comb filter.
Standards aside, the actual intention behind this project, the Vowel Filter, also became its outstanding feature: string together two or four vowel formants and play them back in a multitude of ways.
Once you’ve built your sound, there’s tons of sound polish in two chained multi-effect units.
• Sawtooth, Triple Saw, Pulse, Triple FM, Noise with tonal Filter, Sub Sine
• 5 Filters with 5 Modulators each
• Duophone Arpeggiator
• Vowel Filter
• Two Effect Sections
• Audio Unit v3
• Ableton Link Kit
• MIDI Learn & Host Automation
• 300 groovy presets by various artists
Ratings and Reviews
AUv3 support please
AUv3 support in all of your apps and I’ll get them all plus 5 star reviews
Now most of the faults have been ironed out, this synth is superb.
But, it eats batteries for breakfast, dinner and tea. Also, phone gets warm when using it.
If these issues were addressed, it would be king of synths. It makes noises I’ve never heard before.
Sneaky way to sabotage users
Just ‘upgraded’ only to find I am working with a postage stamp under AUM. At first I thought it had to be a bug, right? Being impossible to use without a microscope. Then I realised what had happened. I’d bought the iPhone version for use on the iPad. Technically, it still works. But no way will I believe that the developers didn’t know full well what would happen to iPad users with this version. It is sabotage. Deleted.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.