Gotharman’s Urano Modular Groovebox Now Available To Preorder

Gotharman Musical Instruments has introduced the Urano, a modular synthesizer that lets you create connections between modules and then save module settings, sequences and sample assignments for instant recall.

It can be used standalone or integrated with other modular gear, using 16 CV/Gate patch points.

The Urano lets you create 8 parts, usinng 67 modules. The modules include:

  • 8 Oscillators – Waveforms, noise, drum oscillators, samplings, wavetables.
  • Up to 4 analog filters. Compatible with the Gotharman filter board system.
  • 8 digital filters – 27 filter types. Standard filters, triple filters, sharp filters, tube filters…
  • 8 VCA’s – with ADSR envelope, various curves and a clip parameter. Can be triggered by any source.
  • 8 Effects Processors – Many of the LD effects plus a new reverb, a wavefolder and some new pitch effects.
  • 8 LFO’s – With variable waveform and curve. Key syncable.
  • 8 Envelopes – ADSR + decay envelope with loop options. Can be trigged by any source.
  • 5 Random Generators.
  • 4 Ring VCA’s.
  • 2 Mixer modules, that can add extra inputs to any module.
  • Output module – Sends up to 8 sources to the outputs, and handles the stereo panning.
  • Trigger Input module – Assign the trigger inputs to parts and sequencer functions.
  • Trigger Output module – Sends any sources to the trigger outputs.
  • CV Output module – Send any sources to the CV outputs. Can scale to 1V/oct and 1.2V/oct.

Here’s an quick demo of creating patches:

Gotharman’s Urano: Analog Filters

Gotharman’s Urano: WaveTable

Gotharman’s Urano: Digital Filters

Pricing and Availability

The Urano is available to preorder, with pricing starting at EUR 1979, depending on configuration.

via Felix, Andreas

11 thoughts on “Gotharman’s Urano Modular Groovebox Now Available To Preorder

  1. I think you guys have a brilliant little box here. I love the implementation of the synth engine and the amazingly powerful signal routing system. But, I am not so in love with the UI/UX of the box. I’m an olster with big, sausage fingers and not so great eyesight. That screen is simply WAY too small for me (based on what I could tell from the video). There are some screens that have so many buttons on them that selecting the button you want seems nearly impossible. I think the one thing that could really solve this issue is being able to hook up an iPad or other touch screen monitor to it for the touch screen.

      1. Yeah, and the Force is also just a completely different type of instrument that’s not comparable to the Urano at all. I’d rather compare the Urano to a Eurorack system πŸ˜€

  2. This is a smart design with obvious muscle, but yeah, the GUI is PTUI for me. At the end of the day, if I have to use a stylus to accurately trigger the desired controls on anything, its already e-waste to me. Hey, manufacturers: I am not a Japanese schoolgirl! Big ol’ piano hands here, sir. I understand that the bigger it is, the more it will cost, but at this level, I just bite it in two like Gojira and look elsewhere. My DAW is imperfect like any other tool, but at least I can clearly see what I’m doing.

    This is my main issue with pads as well. The range and power are amazing, but its like trying to knit through the eyepiece of a microscope. Look, its another First World Problem zooming by, ha.

  3. Thanks for posting this πŸ™‚ I really look forward to the Urano. It’s certainly going to be more touch screen focused than the previous Gotharman instruments, but I don’t mind. Gotharman’s old anAmoNo X (their first modular synth in a box) was already an experimental music masterpiece, but the Urano appears to be a true Eurorack companion on top of that. Possibilities like being able to send a digital LFO through an analog filter and then into a digital filter’s cutoff modulation input is something you just don’t find on other hardware groove boxes/samplers πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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