IK Multimedia Launches UNO Drum, an Affordable Drum Machine

IK Multimedia announced today the launch of a new affordable drum machine dubbed the UNO Drum. This device follows the release of the UNO Synth last year and—at a price point of $/€249.99—hits a similar mark of offering a flexible analog instrument for beginner and budget-conscious electronic music makers. Also like its synth counterpart, the UNO Drum was designed in collaboration with Soundmachines.

The new drum machine should be on display along with a bevy of other new synth and drum machine releases at Berlin's Superbooth, which starts tomorrow.

At root, the UNO Drum offers six analog drum sounds with additional PCM elements (54 samples to be specific) to add a variety of other elements and craft custom kits. In its press release from this morning, IK boasts the swap-ability of all the sonic elements with a range of more detailed tweaks available including Tune, Snap, and Decay. The UNO Drum also includes master Drive and Compressor effects to alter the exact nature of the kit as a whole.

On the playability and programmability end of the equation, the UNO Drum includes 12 touch-sensitive pads for live playing or altering sequenced beats, which double as controls over parameters assigned to individual drum sounds. The sequencer is a 64-stepper that allows up to eight parameters to be automated per each step. There are some other interesting features added for live performance control, including performance effects like Stutter, Roll, Humanize, Swing, and Random.

All and all, for a small and affordable unit like this, there's a lot going on, all of which you can read about on IK's website here. The UNO Drum should be shipping next month—keep your eyes on Reverb for listings to hit for preorders soon.

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