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This, and its sibling the UNO Synth, are my first foray into the scary and exciting world of hardware synths. Before, it has all been software with some MIDI controllers. I must say I am very impressed with this - a little more than its brother. It's versatile, small, pleasant to use, and impressively 'big' sounding. I own a number of IK Multimedia's software offerings, so was very intrigued by these small units. FYI, a lot cheaper here than from IK Multimedia directly (even with Jam points... Seriously pointless). So far they've not been a let down. A few negatives, however: although the capacitive surface is neat, there is no velocity sensitivity. Also, the encoders are a little on the cheap side - time will tell on those things. I have found that sequencing on UNO Drum is a lot more intuitive than on the UNO Synth, but I haven't needed to resort to reading the manual except in order to sync to a master MIDI device. The software side of this is handy, and offers a lot of simplicity for your DAW of choice; instead of having to sort out MIDI channels, a pretty comprehensive VST is offered to control and manage the little guy. It's simple to set up, but I'm not sure about the extra sound packs; I may be wrong, but they seem to be just extra PCM sounds that can be flashed onto the device, and won't necessarily use the analogue circuitry. Which brings me neatly to the analogue... It's a nice selling point, but in all honesty, I struggle sometimes to tell the difference between analogue and digital, especially when care and attention are given to physicial modelling. All I can say is, I like the sound, and have some interesting projects in mind for the UNO range. Nice one, IK Multimedia (just stop it with the ridiculous JamPoints)!
Some elements of this drum machine are amazing. However, I can’t see its full potential as I’ve just been sent a second fault unit that has exactly the same problem as the first unit that I received. It currently will not let me save any kits or patterns that I program in. IK multimedia have so far refused to respond to my request for support and I am not the only person that is either having this problem with units bought recently or is experiencing no support from IK multimedia whatsoever. The only support I have received so far has been from Amazon who have been amazing in taking back the original unit and sending out a replacement, although it looks like this replacement unit is going to need to be returned as well.
Honestly, save your money and a massive headache and either wait for IK Multimedia to acknowledge and fix this issue with the units that have recently been shipped out to stores or just buy a different make and model.
I really wish they would respond and come up with a fix, because if it wasn’t for the fact that their is a massive fault in recently shipped units, this would be an amazing drum machine.
Update... 2 days later... Amazon have kindly replaced the second machine with a third one which will be arriving today. IK customer support have sent me one email during this process asking me what firmware was on the machine. I replied promptly and am still waiting for a response from them over 36 hours later. Other people are starting to get responses from IK customer support stating that they are only now looking into this matter and will get back to them at some point in the future.
If it wasn’t for the fact that the sounds on the unit are amazing I honestly really wouldn’t bother wasting money on this product until people start saying that fully functioning units are now being sent out.
Innanzitutto i knob, come da video, sono ballerini, non ho capito se sono proprio così o se l'articolo lo abbia usato qualcuno con distruttiva veemenza. Le pile che si trovano in dotazione sono le Varta più economiche del mercato e durano 5 minuti. Se si fa il passaggio diretto da pile a USB, la macchinetta giocattolo si inchioda. Mentre stavo suonando, all'improvviso si è illuminata tutta, ha smesso si produrre suoni e di ricevere comandi. Non lo so, anche se non costa tanto è comunque troppo per un giocattolo fatto così male, di plastichina cinese e una discutibilissima qualità del suono. Pena di molti comandi, nonostante di spazio da ottimizzare ed occupare all'interfaccia c'è. Nulla da dire sulla spedizione e l'assistenza di Tommaso del call center amazon che è stato gentilissimo, come tutti è come sempre.
Im Gegensatz zum Synth derselben Firma ist dieses Gerät leider nur durchschnittlich - der Analoge Teil ist zu limitiert und der Teil mit den gesammelten Instrumenten leider mehr als Lo-Fi zusätzlich ist das Gerät unfreiwillig ein rauschgenerator da es beim Abspielen unannehmbar rauscht - auch ist die iOS Sw nicht so gut wie die des Synthesizer- alles in allem kann man nur hoffen das zukünftige Updates hier Verbesserungen bringen - so ist das Gerät nur Spielzeug Für etwas mehr gibt es von Novation den Circuit
If you don't run windows or mac AVOID THIS PRODUCT. You cannot even register your purchase unless you install and run their crappy software and you will never see a firmware update as long as you are not running mac or windoze.
I run Linux only and I can't even register my purchase of this crap with IK Multimedia much less access any download pages. If you run this on linux expect LESS THAN ZERO SUPPORT.
Their support department has stalled or ignored my email apparently hoping to wait out the return period.
I've had better customer experiences renewing my drivers license than trying to register this piece of crap.
Auf der Suche nach einem einfach zu programmierenden Drumcomputer mit gutem analogem und sample sound bin ich auf den UNO Drum gestossen. Die Möglichkeit die Samples zu tauschen und so fast alles bekannten "alten" Drumcomputer zu haben ist sehr praktisch. Sequenzprogrammierung ist intuitiv und einfach. Alles in allem eine absolute Empfehlung! Jetzt fehlt nur noch die möglichkeit die Samples selbst zu definieren, aber ich denke das wird mit einem Firmwareupdate folgen.