UVI Releases USQ-1, Based on the Ensoniq ESQ1 Hybrid Digital/Analog Synth from the ’80s - EMusician
The USQ-1 virtual instrument featuring the sounds of an ‘80s digital-analog classic workstation, including 268 waves, 400 new patches, a dual-layer architecture, built-in effects, and more.

Paris, April 5th, 2018 - UVI has released USQ-1, a new collection featuring sounds from the the Ensoniq ESQ-1, including 400 new patches, a dual-layer architecture with 268 waves, built-in modulation, effects, and more. The 8-voice design with 3 digital oscillators and a Curtis 4-pole analog filter 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. A library of over 22,000 samples marvelously exemplifies the hardware’s hybrid digital/analog character and delivers a tremendous new instrument for today’s composers, producers, and musicians.

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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 configurable 4-stage amp envelope, multimode filter 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 effects 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 filter and tremolo depth and vibrato rate.

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Four-hundred professionally-designed patches are included in USQ-1, providing a wealth of vintage and modern-influenced 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.

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USQ-1 offers 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 three computers or iLok keys.

Pricing and Availability:
USQ-1 is available immediately at an introductory price of $49 / 49€ through April 9th, 2018 (regularly $79 / 79€) from the UVI online shop.