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Modal Electronics - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Modal Electronics? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
30 Sep · Modal pumps some new features into the COBALT8 virtual analogue synthesizer, including Vintage tone, free-running oscillators, new filters and effects
09 Sep · Modal has released a huge firmware update for the ARGON8, including vintage imperfections, four new filter types and 15 new effects for free.
07 Sep · Modal Electronics' first Eurorack module, Filton, pulls the filter circuits from the 002 synthesizer and morphs through the modes.
07 Sep · This week we've seen some beautiful new modules to elevate your modular and one that's determined to starve your system to destruction.
06 Sep · An Instagram post from synthesizer makers Modal Electronics suggests that it might be about to release either a new synth or something in Eurorack?
08 Apr · Wavetable synthesis has made a huge comeback and the selection of synths is wider than ever. Here’s our list of the best wavetable synthesizers in 2022.
01 Mar · Made from the same stuff as the COBALT8 but compact and portable. With 40 complex algorithms and 8 oscillators per voice, COBALT5S could be the synth to take everywhere.
21 Jul 2021 · A new firmware update for the ARGON8 range of wavetable synthesizers also brings volume 2 of Modal Electronics ARGON Factory Library.
16 Jun 2021 · Modal Electronics has released an update for the COBALT8 virtual analogue synthesizer adding 6 new algorithms and numerous other workflow enhancements.
20 Apr 2021 · The Modal SKULPT gets a mild update and becomes the SKULPTsynth SE with a slightly different look and some new presets. Is that it?
21 Dec 2020 · The Top 10 Hardware Synths 2020! Some awesome musical hardware was released this year, here are our favourites by Korg, Behringer, UDO, Arturia et al.
17 Nov 2020 · We all saw this coming: Just like the ARGON8 the COBALT8 has spawned a bigger COBALT8X with 61-keys and a smaller COBALT8M desktop version.
29 Oct 2020 · COBALT8 is an 8-voice 64-oscillator sophisticated virtual analogue synthesizer with innovative concepts, complex modulations and morphable filters in a tidy blue synth.
13 Oct 2020 · As part of virtual Synthfest 2020 Modal Electronics released a little video showing glimpses of their history and finished with a gorgeous shot of a mysterious blue synthesizer.
08 Jul 2020 · Modal's compact 4-voice Skulpt virtual-analogue synthesizer gets a firmware upgrade that brings MPE support, Sustain/Arp Latch mode, Global Tuning Setting and MIDI-In Offset.
13 Jan 2020 · The Argon8 Wavetable Synthesizer from Modal Electronics that was released just a month or two ago is going to be joined by the Argon8X 61 note version and the Argon8M desktop module.
11 Dec 2019 · We all like multiple voices; the pads, the stabs and the textures as tones and timbres cascade and interweave. Which polyphonic synthesizers that went on sale in 2019 are your favourites?
23 Nov 2019 · The Argon8 derives much of its heritage and DNA from the Modal 002 hybrid synthesizer and brings that benchmark wavetable sound into a more compact and price-conscious space. Updated video and pricing
03 Dec 2018 · Wait a minute this bears absolutely no resemblance to the original CRAFTsynth! CRAFTsynth 2.0 is not a fun little DIY synth it's a serious box of monophonic wavetable goodness so what's with the name?
07 Jul 2018 · SKULPT is a great name for a fat little futuristically designed polyphonic synthesizer. 4 voices and 32 oscillators of virtual analogue synthesis that'll run on batteries. Hitting Kickstarter next week.
05 Jul 2018 · A teaser video from Modal Electronics appears to give us a blurred view and sonic potential of something called Skulpt. I'm hoping for a 70 quid CRAFTPoly to go with my CRAFTRhythm and CRAFTSynth.
09 Sep 2017 · Modal Electronics announce the CRAFTrhythm, an 8-track drum and percussion sampler in the same DIY form as the CRAFTsynth. Good, cheap, fun.
22 Aug 2017 · A new update to the Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth introduces a Poly mode where you can chain them together to create a full-on polyphonic synthesizer. Or maybe get a Roland SH-01a for the same price?