UniSyn

(3 customer reviews)

$419.00

UPC 860005115709 SKU: 0003 Category:

The UniSyn is the best standalone audio to synth solution out there today.  It converts your monophonic audio to synth waves (sine, square, or sawtooth), pitch/env/gate CVs to control analog synths, or MIDI.

39 in stock

I am happy to report that I have finalized the re-design of my DACO160EVK with a more ergonomic layout, extra features, and — best of all — in a sturdy aluminum enclosure!  This will be a consumer product which I have named the UniSyn, short for Universal Audio to Synth Interface.

The UniSyn employs the same pitch and envelope tracking technology of its prototype predecessor, converting audio from any monophonic source to CV and MIDI.  The UniSyn also creates a dedicated sine wave as well as filtered square or sawtooth waves which can be optionally pitch-shifted over a +/-2 octave range with semitone resolution.

The new  UniSyn features include a +24v phantom power option, an automatic gain control (AGC) to eliminate the trouble of tuning the input preamp gain, optional 3:1 compression in the front end, a sustain pedal input, and firmware upgrade capability via SD card.

User’s manual available here.  Now shipping!

NEW:  Alternative Firmware Options:

Harmony restricted to octaves and perfect fifths

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 20.3 × 10.2 cm

3 reviews for UniSyn

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    Jathan Gurr (verified owner)

    First off, I am huge fan of Brian’s game changing work in the field of audio driven synthesis. I am a disabled musician who can’t make music with my hands and for the last decade I have been experimenting with every pitch to MIDI, supposedly pitch tracking synthesizer, and guitar synthesizer on the planet and not a single product I tested has gotten anywhere near the supernatural tracking of the UniSyn!

    Additionally it’s built like a beast, with a sturdy and sleek enclosure that looks right at home next to a modular rig.

    It’s upgradable which is insanely awesome because Brian’s work keeps evolving and even though this is the pinnacle of audio synthesis technology, it’s nice to know that it will have expanded features in the future if technology catches up to where Brian is.

    I’m particularly interested in how the UniSyn is going to interact with the new MIDI 2.0 standard that is reportedly capable of a higher resolution than the earlier iteration.

    As far as performance goes, it tracks my voice with more nuance and articulation than I ever dreamed possible. It’s literally like singing through a synthesizer!

    I so wish this thing had been around a decade ago, but it’s truly one of those groundbreaking products that everyone should give a try if you can!

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    Dan The¡Labs CH (verified owner)

    Great and highly creative Product. I use it from an El. Guitar to perform analog synths. 1st check w/ Nord lead + TD-3 via midi, plus sustain, env out). With the use of SPL Transient designer & active DI you can improve the attack of the Unisyn, it responds quicker, cleaner means faster. Very happy with it, in combination w/ vintage amps as an extra it sounds perfect. You can create some Prodigy electronic kind of guitar riffs or funky stuff with it. Been working with Roland GR-09/30 live and studio for 30 yrs. – but UniSyn responds quicker and more natural. But of course it takes some extra guitar skills/techniques for one-note riffs. Thanks for the invention of the UniSyn ! I hope the UniSyn knobs will survive trough the years coming. Greets from a happy user 😉

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    Rupert chappelle

    I use the UniSyn to drive a Korg Odyssey module with a Harrison Instruments Model 302 Theremin. I am delighted with the results. Fast and accurate tracking of hand movements. It works!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0HDgKpJtvj8&t=1405s

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