UDO Super 6 Updated With MPE Support, Binaural PWM & More

UDO has released a new firmware for the Super 6 that adds MPE support, Binaural PWM and more.

Here’s what’s new in UDO Super 6 Firmware v0.52:

  • MPE Implementation – Implementation tested for ROLI and LinnStrument.
  • Delay Freeze – Pressing the foot switch holds the delay, new notes won’t be added
    to the delay loop, and the current contents will loop indefinitely. Works best with long delays and moderate levels of delay feedback.
  • Polyphonic LFO2 – 2 individual LFO modules that can be polyphonically modulated to have different frequencies for each of the 12 notes.
  • Binaural PWM
  • Plus “a wealth of additional features and improvements”.

Here’s an overview of the new features:

Here’s a performance by Hazel Mills that uses the new features:

Here are demos of using the Super 6 with ROLI and LinnStrument controllers:

UDO Super 6 Firmware v0.52 is available now as a free download.

19 thoughts on “UDO Super 6 Updated With MPE Support, Binaural PWM & More

    1. Why would you be offended/bored by Super 6 news?

      It’s literally one of the best analog synths introduced in years, which is amazing for the first synth from a brand new company.

      Companies like UDO and ASM are raising the bar for the synth industry, and making some the long-time synth manufacturers look like they’re resting on their laurels.

      1. I’m a little confused. Aren’t the oscillators analog controlled digital oscillators? Does that make this an “Analog” synth, or just another hybrid synth meant to confuse people by taking advantage of the word “analog”?

        1. The oscillators are FPGA not analog….but the filter is analog…..so technically it’s a hybrid synth not an analog synth

        2. without getting anal about the definition, they are digitally controlled digital osc but it’s not a shortcoming like you seem to present it, it’s part of the design.
          the first sentence at udo website is:
          “The Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic, binaural analog-hybrid synthesizer. A harmonious marriage of state of the art FPGA digital hardware oscillators and voltage controlled analog technology”

          so if you got confused, it’s on you.

          1. Actually, I’m even more confused now about what is actually analog in it. It all seems kind of lame given that the Kyra is 128-voice polyphonic and 16-chajnnel multitimbral. Granted, it’s all FPGA digital in the Kyra, but since there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the sonic characteristics of Quantum and Iridium (the difference between the two being the digital vs analog filtering), adding an analog filter (if that’s what is analog) doesn’t seem to be too practical given the FPGA. I love my Kyra, but I knew exactly what I was purchasing when I bought it.

            1. same like with the quantum, the vcf’s and the vca’s are analog, check udo website if you still confused, it’s informative and simple to understand.
              many prefer analog filtering and will argue it’s the most crucial part of a subtractive synth,(even if it lowering the voice count) also part of the super-6 unique characteristic is having separate analog filtering for each of the stereo sides.
              for me having any musical hardware without analog circuitry in the signal path “doesn’t seem to be too practical” if you can do it all with digital I would just prefer having it as a plugin.

              1. “if you can do it all with digital I would just prefer having it as a plugin” … as far as the sound generating side is concerned, I would agree 100%. However. until Fatar (or Studiologic) releases a stand alone version of their polyphonic aftertouch keyboard, there just isn’t any current hardware competition for the Waldorf Iridium. Granted, the UDO responds to MPE, but so do hundreds of VSTs. I’m not getting down on the UDO, but frankly, it isn’t a Quantum and it definitely isn’t an Iridium. I might even consider getting one if they made it a desktop or rack mount and sold it for about $1200..

                    1. you said you are confused about what’s analog inside the super-6, i told you it’s the vcf and the vca like in the quantum you mentioned. it’s not a comparison, it’s an example to help you understand with “something from your world”

                      i just don’t care to talk about better/best/worse with synths, i never purchase a synth and compered it to others, i don’t see any logic in that.
                      for me each one is a completely different instrument and if i’m lucky enough to be interested in both i will probably get them both.

                      some will argue it’s legit to compare synths if you consider to buy only one of the two, but you said you already have the iridium so unless you also interested in the super-6 (and it seems you don’t) i’m not into help you to get justification to your retrospective buying decisions by shallowly bashing others.

        3. Digital wave cycles are converted to CV and from there on its all analogue up till the effects. I think it is a great compromise to open up the sound creation possibilities without getting into menu diving. And then there’s the option to load custom cycles into the second oscillator and the first LFO…

    2. We can thank you for that. The replies to your coment under every UDO post tend to make these reasonably succesful posts. :’)

  1. a very well thought out set of features, apart from mpe its this little things that makes an instrument inspiring and fun to work with,
    keep up the good job udo, only v0.52, will be interesting to see what you come up next!

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