The perfect tools for all those electronic music producers, thanks to their palette of sounds focused on techno, house and ambient.

Cobalt8

Following in the footsteps and build quality of its predecessor ARGON8, the COBALT8 is undoubtedly a new standard in the analogue modelling synthesizer market.

COBALT8

SKULPTsynth SE

With its lightweight design, a massive synth engine and MPE support plus patch and polychain compatibility with its predecessor, Modal SKULPTsynth SE is a comprehensive synthesizer for musicians and producers to get creative anywhere they want.

Modal SKULPT Synth SE

COBALT8

The COBALT8 is a virtual analogue technology synthesizer with a different aesthetic, which emulates the warm sounds of the synthesizers of the past. This digital technology, allows musicians to develop their creativity, by going beyond the limits of analogue synthesizers and exploring new sonic textures.

Thanks to its digital emulation technology, the COBALT8 features a host of impressive and hard-to-imagine features in a single analogue synthesizer. The list is extensive: 8 truly polyphonic voices, 64 high-resolution oscillators, two independent variably shaped oscillator groups, 4-pole variable scale filter offering 4 switchable settings, 3 independent envelope generators, real-time sequencer, 32-step arpeggiator, three stereo effects engine and numerous memory locations for storing presets and patches.

The COBALT8 is equipped with the famous 37-note keyboard from the Italian manufacturer FATAR TP / 9S, which guarantees a very high build quality. The keys are velocity-sensitive and have aftertouch. The interface includes 29 endless knobs and 24 buttons, as well as a 4-axis joystick to which a large number of modulations can be assigned. The USB connection offers the ability to view the keyboard’s many filters, LFO or envelope parameters in real-time with impressive clarity.

Product Specifications


Polyphony

  • True 8 voice polyphonic

MPE

  • Supports MPE-compatible MIDI controllers, allowing you to apply polyphonic control and expression to individual notes

Oscillators

  • 64 high-resolution virtual-analogue oscillators, up to 8 per voice
  • Two independent and self-contained oscillator groups with sine, pulse, triangle, sawtooth waveforms, 40 different algorithms including: complex analogue synthesis techniques, built-in crossmodulation (SYNC, RM, and many more), PWM, smooth morphing between VA waves, bit crushing, filtered noise.
  • Extended Oscillator Drift

Algorithms

  • VA Sweep: Sweep through sine, triangle, saw, square, pulse (with pulse width) (A), ability to detune the oscillators (or snap to musical intervals) using spread (B)
  • VA Crushed: Sweep through sine, triangle and saw shapes (A) with real-time control over bit crushing (B)
  • Spread Saw: Spread mode with increased oscillator count, ability to blend between the fundamental and detuned oscillators (A) and more comprehensive spread (B) options (e.g oct up + detuned)
  • Spread Square: Spread mode with increased oscillator count, ability to blend between the fundamental and detuned oscillators (A) and more comprehensive spread (B) options (e.g oct up + detuned)

Filter

  • 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance and four switchable configurations
  • Resonance and Balanced Filter Modes 

Modulation

  • Three dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or all three simultaneously including negative (reverse) versions for MOD and FILTER ENVs
  • Three audio-rate LFO’s with tempo sync (two poly, one global) with seven different shapes
  • Eight assignable modulation slots and four additional fixed modulation routings for common assignments with 12 modulation sources and 55 modulation destinations

Sequencer and Arpeggiator

  • Polyphonic Real-time sequencer with 512 notes and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally)
  • Polyphonic Step Sequencer with 64 steps, 8 notes per step, 4 lanes of Parameter-Lock style animation, Step Input mode, multiple playback modes including gate modes and rest function
  • Built-In sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating

FX

  • Three incredibly powerful independent and user-configurable stereo FX engines for Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb that can be arranged in any order

User Memory

  • 500 patch memories, all fully editable and ships with 300 factory programs
  • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements
  • 100 FX presets
  • 8 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches

Controls and Performance

  • Premium FATAR 37-key Keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch 
  • 29 endless encoders, 24 buttons
  • 4-axis joystick that can be assigned to a huge range of modulation destinations and virtually ‘locked’ when desired
  • Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Unison 2, unison 4, unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4
  • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes
  • Chord Invert control to easily create chord inversions and variations

Inputs and Outputs

  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS dual-mono line outputs
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TRS headphone output
  • 3.5 mm / 1/8″ TRS stereo audio input
  • MIDI DIN In and Out
  • 3.5 mm / 1/8″ TS Analogue clock sync In and Out
  • Class compliant MIDI over USB connection
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TRS expression pedal input
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS sustain pedal input

Enclosure and Display

  • Road-ready steel and aluminium enclosure with economical stained bamboo end cheeks
  • 1.54-inch large OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing

Power

  • Power: DC-9.0V – 1.5A centre-positive

Editor Software

  • Free MODALapp software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
  • MODALapp can also be run within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with VST3 and AU versions available


General

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 555 x 300 x 100 mm / 21.9″ x 11.8″ x 4″
  • Weight: 5.60 kg / 12.4 lbs


SKULPTsynth SE

SKULPTsynth SE is a powerful portable performance synthesiser that allows musicians to perform and compose anywhere. This lightweight USB or battery-powered synthesiser features a unique 32-oscillator virtual analogue sound engine. Its mighty synth architecture features 2 WAVE groups, incorporating four oscillators per voice, a morphable 2-Pole resonant Filter plus a comprehensive 8-slot modulation matrix and digital effects.

SKULPT SE supports MPE and offers musicians creative new musical ways to perform with synthesiser sounds, and therefore, SKULPT SE is the most affordable MPE hardware synthesiser available today. The integrated real-time sequencer and arpeggiator are acclaimed performance features and invite to immersive jam sessions. Up to 4 SKULPT or SKULPT SE can be poly-chained to form a massive 16-voice virtual-analogue sound engine. 

Modal SKULPTSynthSE is the natural evolution of the SKULPT Synth, combining the best technology of MODAL in an ultra-compact format. With its 4 voices based on Virtual Analogue (VA) technology with 8 oscillators each.

Modal SKULPTsynth SE Product Specifications


Polyphony

  • 4 voices virtual-analogue

Oscillators

  • 32 oscillators, 32 oscillators, 8 per voice, split into 2 WAVE groups
  • Individual waveform morphing for WAVE group
  • Available waveforms WAVE 1: Sine – Triangle – Saw – Square – PWM
  • Available waveforms WAVE 2: Sine – Triangle – Saw – Square –Noise
  • Multi option Unison/spread to detune the 32 oscillators for massive sounds
  • FM, PWM, tuning and Ring Modulation options
  • Mixer section for WAVE levels

Filter

  • Analogue-style morphing 2-pole filter with resonance
  • Seamless morphing from low pass, through bandpass, to high pass

Modulation

  • 3 x envelope generators for Filter, Amplitude and Modulation
  • 2 x audio rate LFOs, one global and one polyphonic
  • 8-slot modulation matrix with 8 sources and 37 destinations

Sequencer and Arpeggiator

  • Real-time sequencer that will record up to 256 notes and up to 4 parameters of the animation
  • Fully-featured arpeggiator with division, direction, octave, bipolar swing, Arp Latch and sustain controls 

FX

  • Distortion (waveshaping overdrive)
  • Delay with modulation, sync to internal and external tempo sources

User Memory

  • 128 sound memory locations
  • 64 sequence memory locations

Controls and Performance

  • 16-key touch MIDI keyboard
  • 14 endless encoders and 13 buttons to access synth parameters for sound programming and real-time tweaks while performing
  • Compatible with MPE enabled MIDI controllers for expressive performance articulations
  • Monophonic, Duophonic and Polyphonic play modes are available

Inputs and Outputs

  • 3.5 mm / 1/8” TRS dual-mono output
  • 3.5 mm / 1/8” TRS headphone output
  • MIDI DIN In and Out
  • 3.5mm / 1/8” Analogue clock sync In and Out
  • Class-compliant MIDI over USB connection

Power

  • Powered by USB or 6 x AA batteries, USB cable included

Editor Software

  • Free editor app available for MacOS, Windows, IOS, iPadOS and Android

Case

  • Lightweight and durable hard plastic enclosure with removable protection hood

General

  • Dimensions: 255mm x 135m x 68mm / 10” x 5 1/2” x 3”
  • Weight: 0.62 kg / 1.36 lbs (without batteries)

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