British synth company UDO has been showing off its latest binaural synth, the Super Gemini, at this year’s Superbooth exhibition.
It features a 61-key semi-weighted keyboard, a unique ribbon controller, 20 nice, dual layer, binaural synth technology and polyphonic aftertouch.
This is an analog/digital hybrid instrument, which means that digital hardware oscillators are passed through an all analog signal path. Just like the Super 6, it uses state-of-the-art FPGA digital hardware oscillators and voltage controlled analog technology. As UDO states, “It is flexible, immediate, powerful and refined with a gorgeous analog tone. Rich and evolving textures are easily teased from the unique super-wavetable core and can be shaped and manipulated with the binaural analog signal path and flexible modulation.”
It builds on Super 6, which features a binaural mode which twins the instrument’s 12 voices into six stereo ‘super’ voices, with the parameters for each channel able to be independently controlled. This allows much bigger soundscapes to be created and manipulated than more simple stereo panning and positioning.
Synth build quality is said to be excellent, constructed from an aluminium and steel shell, and the user interface is meant to be intuitive.
Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.