Sounds Of The UDO Super 6 Binaural Hybrid Polysynth

This video, via Perfect Circuit, offers an extended audio demo of the new UDO Super 6 Binaural Hybrid Polysynth.

The UDO Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic synth that can also be used in a 6-voice binaural mode. In binaural mode, each voice has an independent signal path – instead of a mono voice, sweetened with effects – and there are options to cross-modulate between the two channels.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Because of its distinctly Roland-inspired design, the Super 6 feels immediately approachable—as if you’re interacting with an instrument you’ve known for ages. Hiding beneath its welcoming exterior, though, is an advanced, state-of-the-art synthesis engine.

The Super 6 uses FPGA-based oscillators followed by analog filters/drive, and analog VCA, and high-quality digital effects, providing the best of both analog and digital synthesis methods.

Super waves allow for supersaw-like clusters spread across stereo space, but with any waveform accessible (including a selection of colorful wavetables). But perhaps most interest is the Super 6’s binaural capability: in which pairs of voices are assigned to the left and right channels to act as “super voices.” These super voices offer the potential for phase-displaced modulation, creating filter sweeps and tremolo that fill up the stereo field with an uncanny organic sound.

All this combined with several options for rich stereo chorus, high-quality stereo delay, and overall remarkable build quality and playing response, the Super-6 at once familiar and strikingly new.

You can find out more about the Super 6 synthesizer at the UDO Audio site.

28 thoughts on “Sounds Of The UDO Super 6 Binaural Hybrid Polysynth

    1. you must have BDS (behringer deragement syndrome) if you think $2800 is too much for a high quality polyphonic synth. We are in the golden age, $2800 is very accessible for such a product. If you compare it to similar high quality products you’re looking at:

      Access Virus TI2 – $2950
      DSI OB-6 – $3000
      DSI Prophet 6 – $2800
      DSI Prophet Rev2 – $2000
      Moog One (8 voice) – $6500
      Nord Lead 4 – $2300
      Novation Summit – $2200
      Roland Jupiter X – $2500
      Yamaha Montage 61 – $3000

      …so I guess every polyphonic synth on the planet is overpriced? (The only true polyphonic synth behringer sells is the DeepMind $850).

  1. Great demo, I love the sound of this synth. I wish I could afford it at the $2,800 price tag.

    Wondering if its possible to set the binaural separation to a specific frequency.
    Example: Schumann Resonance of 7.83 HZ
    473.9 Hz –A Frequency associated with the spin of Jupiter

  2. this is a beauty. price tag is most likely due to UDO being a super small company and making a very high quality instrument.

  3. I want it but its to expansive for me. Hope they can make a module version with less knobs and a display interface for half the price. That seems unlikely so this one will slip trough my fingers 🙁
    Lucky there are a lot of other cool synths out there to choose from currently.

  4. I dont really understand any of the comments about the price-tag, you pay more for an old used Roland Jupiter-6 which requires lot of maintain too after 35+ years…and can break-down any day…

    1. and you easily pay 3000 for a half decent 6 or 9u eurroack configured in a way so you’re able to do more or less the same as with this here…that’s the beauty and dangr of eurorack though…you can always increase and improve, as your budget allows, but then it’s dangerous as we all know 😀

  5. I bet if Moog built something like this they would charge $4k for it. Hopefully this will catch on and they can produce them for less.

    1. I’ve not seen it in person yet, but I heard it’s built like a tank. They didn’t skimp on the materials.

  6. $2500-4999 has become its own category. Most of those synths are hard to dispute as capable instruments, but its up to your ears & budget. Starter-type synths sound exceptional now. The Super 6 strikes me as a Juno-106 that got bitten by a radioactive E-H synth pedal. If it had appeared in the 80s, it’d be a new wave vintage legend now. It hits that certain spot of odd richness, like an old Quasimidi Raven. I can easily envision people playing it under a rack of ReFaces & Minilogues.

  7. Not crazy about the Frankenstein look but it has the potential to be more fun than the DeepMind 12 at a great premium.

  8. It’s about €1000 more than I’d pay for this, so it’s not even close to a sale. Oh well, looks like the Osmos is going to get my cash,

    1. “It’s about €1000 more than I’d pay for this, so it’s not even close to a sale.”

      You say that like you think someone would care.

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