“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
Still wicked laggy, even on iPhone 7 Plus.
Super laggy on iPhone 6+
After all this time i would have expected they figured out how to make this synth run smoother on the newer devices. Still as laggy as on my iPad Pro. My older iPad Air 1 is the only device that i own on which this synth runs smooth. Go figure... the more powerful and newer the device the more laggy this app runs.
It really has held me back using this app that often as my other synths. I can't recommend this app for anyone that has a newer iPhone or iPad.
iPhone X issues
I really want to love this synth. It sounds great, looks gorgeous. But it’s barely usable on an iPhone X. The iPhone’s slide bar thing gets in the way, and the whole synth is shifted in a bizarre way on the screen. Most other synths handle the iPhone X just fine. Also a bummer that they don’t have a dedicated iPad version. There’s so much promise and great thought put into the design but it looks like iOS support is an afterthought.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.