Is it analogue? Digital? Modular? A bird or a plane? Well, this Spotlight review certainly incorporates a few of those things. Fresh-faced in the synthesizer game since founding in 2018 in Bristol, UK, the UDO Super 6 is both their first product and synthesizer (that’s right, please take note that this instrument is the first thing they’ve released). And they have truly birthed a beast. Join Headliner as we delve into why the Super 6 polysynth deserves your attention at the very least.
UDO delivers us a fantastic mixture of presets but, crucially, the opportunity to manipulate sound on top. So often, synths are either all presets, or the opposite extreme: 100% customisation. With the Super 6, you really do get the best of both worlds. Its tagline is ‘inspired by the classics, built for today’. In the case of this product, these are not empty words.
That said, the presets sound excellent if you quickly need a great sound to work with off the bat. Huge leads, the more cutesy square sounds are offered, FM-style bell sounds, ambient pads and plenty more. Speaking of ambience, the built in delay buttons really do the business. And if you really want to go full-blown ambient, adding reverb via a pedal or a plugin sounds stunning on this thing.