IK Multimedia Uno Drum
You don’t have to go big to sound huge
Fully programmable. Ultra-portable.
UNO Drum is the ultimate beat creation station for anyone and everyone to create warm, punchy, high-quality, and inspiring grooves. Made in collaboration with Italian analog specialist Soundmachines, UNO Drum follows the acclaimed UNO Synth, combining massive analog tone with digital flexibility and convenience.
UNO Drum makes it easy to program and perform using the widest sonic palette to add professional drum grooves to your music.
12 killer sounding drum elements
UNO Drum offers 6 true analog drum sounds for the warmest, richest, and most dynamic drum sounds possible. This includes 2 different kick drums, snares, claps, and hi-hats - the core kit that characterizes the most iconic analog drum sounds of all time.
Plus, added PCM elements (with 54 samples to choose from) are available for additional sonic flavors. Toms, rims, cowbells, rides, and crash cymbals help you create complex, unique, and full rhythm tracks. UNO Drum lets you use up to 12 elements in total between analog and digital sounds (11 voice polyphony).
All of the above can be stored and recalled on the fly with 100 drum kit presets, all pre-programmed and fully editable at your leisure. It’s a breeze to find an IK inspired kit that catches your ear and tweak to fit your taste, or create your custom kits from scratch. Make something you like and save and store for later use – UNO Drum is ready to recall your beats whenever you are.
UNO Drum also offers 3 master effects: analog drive and compressor and a stutter effect. Turn up the drive to make your grooves hit harder with an aggressive edge. Add compression to make your tracks tighter, gluing together your rhythm with a fat and heavy punch. Like what you hear? Good. Your settings will save right with your kit for instant recall. Stutter offers adjustable depth, from subtle tremolos to full-on slices, to create different feeling sounds and grooves.
Wider sonic palette
UNO Drum lets you freely swap analog and digital elements, so you never have to feel limited by pre-set combinations. Between the analog engine designed by SoundMachines and samples drawn from IK’s award-winning SampleTank sound & groove workstation, the diverse collection of sounds encourages fresh ideas and unique creation.
All sounds played from UNO Drum and UNO synth, except from the custom pad sound coming from a computer with Ableton Live, which is recording and controlling the session. Additional reverb from an Ibanez SDR-1000 digital reverb.
Producers, beat-makers, creators, and DJs alike can always count on UNO Drum to find their groove. With the help of UNO’s sound editing controls, options are always available for the key parameters of each sound element. Tweak the Tuning of your kicks for sub-rattling hip-hop, adjust Snap for punchy EDM drums, push the Decay for thundering industrial sounds, and so much more. UNO Drum’s in - depth control encourages experimentation to take your drum tracks far beyond the usual.
Easy to use and perform
12 touch-sensitive pads line the center of UNO Drum, offering two velocity zones for more expressive live playing and easier programming. These can be used to play entire beats live with a pad-style feel, or to easily add your own live flare on top of pre-programmed rhythms.
These pads are also used to select the individual elements of your drum patterns. Press each element to edit the parameters for that specific drum sound to tweak your sounds in real-time as your patterns play.
Listen to your tracks evolve, build tension towards a drop, go lo-fi for a break, and more.
Switch up your performance every time you play with UNO’s 5 performance effects: Roll, Fill, Random, Swing and Humanize, and use the master stutter effect to chop up your entire groove.
Fully programmable to suit your style
Whether you prefer 808s or MPCs, UNO Drum makes it easy to program the way you want.
The step sequencer lines the bottom of UNO Drum, showing 16 steps and 4 pages. Tap a step and hit a pad to add a hit to that selected step, or use the Record button play within a pattern. The sequencer also allows you to automate up to 8 parameters per step, for radically different sounds on each beat.
Song mode allows you to chain up to 64 patterns together to create extended grooves. In this mode, each step is its own pattern, so you can trigger any of the stored sequences live, on the fly in any order you want. Song mode allows you to create full length beats in the palm of your hands. Let the grooving begin.
If you’re looking for a place to start, UNO Drum comes pre-loaded 100 drum patterns in addition to its 100 kits. Quickly search and find a pattern that suits your genre or experiment with styles you never imagined. Easily scroll through the included choices and add flavor, swap out the sounds, and adjust the vibe as you go - or feel free to create your own patterns. Either way you choose, you can always instantly save them to revisit later.
Integrates in any Live, Studio,
or Mobile Set-up
Use UNO Drum at home, in the lab, in DJ booth, and beyond. UNO offers USB and traditional MIDI via 2.5mm jacks (cables included) to integrate with both your Mac/PC and iOS device or traditional outboard MIDI gear, so no matter your rig UNO Drum will pair perfectly.
UNO also offers Audio in to daisy chain with UNO Synth or other gear. It even allows you to apply compression to the audio IN, to help glue your mix of instruments together.
Say goodbye to compromising on sound quality or features to fit travel and packing restrictions. UNO Drum is super lightweight, ultra-compact, and sturdy enough to hit the road with you. Just toss it in your backpack and bring it out when inspiration strikes. As portable as a sketch pad, warm as your passion for music, you can create grooves and songs to save and recall whenever and wherever you need them.
UNO Drum can be powered by USB, either from a computer or battery pack, or by 4 AA batteries for the ability to create music anywhere and everywhere. This means that the day for searching for an outlet are over.
Wherever you find inspiration, UNO Drum will be right beside you to capture every second of it.
Killer sounding 12 drum elements
- 6 fat, punchy analog voices
- Up to 12 PCM voices
- Analog drive and compressor
- 100 drum kits
- Analog character with digital flexibility
- Suits more music styles
- From Electronic to Hip-Hop, from Indie to Pop
Easy-to-use and perform
- 12 multi-touch, double-velocity pads
- 4 dynamic sound controls
- 5 performance effects
- 64-step sequencer
- Up to 8 parameters per step
- 100 drum patterns
Integrates in any live, studio or mobile set-up
- MIDI and USB in/out
- Audio in to daisy chain other devices
- Ultra-portable and lightweight
- Battery or USB powered
UNO Drum Specifications
- Type: Analog/PCM
- Polyphony: 11 voices
- Kick 1 (analog): Level, Tune, Snap, Decay, FM Tune, FM amount, Sweep time
- Kick 2 (analog): Level, Tune, Snap, Decay
- Snare (analog): Level, Tune, Snap, Decay, LPF
- Closed HH: Level, Tune, Decay
- Open HH: Level, Tune, Decay
- Clap: Level, Decay
- PCM: Level, Tune, Decay
- All element are Velocity responsive
- 100 Kits
- 100 Patterns
Keyboard and controls
- 5 Encoders (4 matrix, 1 global)
- 2 Knobs (fixed)
- 12 Multi-Touch Element Pads with 2 velocity.
- 17 Sequencer buttons
- 17 Utility and effects buttons
- 64-step sequencer
- Real-time and step recording with parameter recording
- Up to 8 parameter recording per-step
- Selectable length between 1 and 64 steps
- 4 Division: 16th, 32th, 3/4 and 6/8
- Swing function
- Analog master compressor
- Analog master drive
- Stutter with 10 types and adjustable amount
- Roll with 4 roll types and 4 fills
- Audio Out: Mini-jack 3.5mm stereo (mono summed)
- Audio In: Mini-jack 3.5mm stereo (mono summed)
- 2 x MIDI 2.5mm mini-jack to DIN cables (IN/OUT)
- 1 Micro USB*
- 4x AA Batteries (Alkaline, Ni-Mh)
- Micro USB connector
- UNO Drum
- 1x Micro USB to USB cable
- 2x MIDI jack 2.5mm to DIN cables
- 4x AA batteries (Alkaline)
- Size: 25.6cm/10.1" x 15cm/8.9" x 4.9cm/1.93"
- Weight: 400g/14.1oz (excluded batteries)
*USB power has inherent ground noise, so when connecting the UNO Drum directly to your computer via USB, you may hear more noise and interference than when the synth is connected to a USB wall charger or running via batteries. With the direct computer connection, you can reduce the USB ground noise and other interference by either using a USB isolator or a custom TRS cable into a balanced input on your preamp or audio interface where the ground is not connected at the balanced input side.