UVI release the USQ-1 – Digital-Analog Wave Synth


USQ-1 is on a special intro price of $49 (reg $79.00) at UVI

“The Ensoniq ESQ-1 is a special keyboard at UVI. Used by many on our team, including being a personal favorite of one of our founders, our USQ-1 had to be great. We’ve leveraged years of experience with this synth and put our hearts into creating a collection of sounds that we’re proud of and that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.”

For more details check out the official press release below or visit UVI



UVI releases USQ-1, a massive instrument featuring the sounds of an ‘80s digital-analog workstation, including 268 waves, 400 new patches, a dual- layer architecture, built-in e ects and more

Paris, April 5th, 2018 – UVI releases USQ-1, a new collection featuring sounds from the Ensoniq ESQ- 1, including 400 new patches, a dual-layer architecture with 268 waves, built-in modulation, e ects and more. The 8-voice design with 3 digital oscillators and a Curtis 4-pole analog lter allows for the creation of a wide range of sounds from quintessential ‘80s “vintage digital” vibes to modern and genre-inspired. USQ-1 represents one of UVI’s deepest vintage instruments yet. A library of over 22,000 samples marvelously exempli es the hardware’s hybrid digital/analog character and delivers a tremendous new instrument for today’s composers, producers and musicians.

At USQ-1’s core is a 2-oscillator engine loaded with 268 user-selectable waves created on the original hardware. Each oscillator has a con gurable 4-stage amp envelope, multimode lter with envelope, detune, pitch envelope, mono/poly switch, modwheel assignments, and stereo section with a customizable 16-step arpeggiator. USQ-1 also includes per-oscillator modulation via a dedicated LFO and step modulator and a capable e ects section, allowing users to easily add movement to their sounds with high-quality drive, EQ, chorus, phase, delay and reverb. Per-oscillator modwheel assignments allow for convenient and expressive control over lter and tremolo depth and vibrato rate.

Four-hundred professionally-designed patches are included in USQ-1, providing a wealth of vintage and modern-in uenced arpeggios, bells, brass, bass, chords, keys, leads, pads, plucks strings and sweeps with a distinct and edgy vintage sound. Patches can be quickly browsed, edited and layered together to create a near-limitless variety of sound design potential. All presets in USQ-1 can be deeply edited through a straightforward and intuitive interface. Everything from subtle mix-based adjustments to creating completely new patches can be done quickly and easily and saved for future use.

USQ-1 runs native 64-bit standalone operation by way of Falcon or the free UVI Workstation, providing comprehensive support for all modern DAWs and simultaneous authorization on up to 3 computers or iLok keys.

USQ-1 is on a special intro price of $49 (reg $79.00) at UVI