Modal COBALT8M Virtual-Analog Desktop Synthesizer

Get the rich warmth of classic analog synths and explore new, futuristic sound dimensions with the Modal COBALT8M virtual-analog desktop synthesizer.
Building on the tradition of warm and punchy analogue-style synth sounds, conceived by legendary synthesizers from the past, Modal's COBALT8M unlocks the full creative potential of analogue waveforms. This powerful, inspiring instrument reinvents the aesthetics of analogue sounds and invites musicians, producers and sound designers to explore a era of virtual-analogue synthesizer textures, far beyond the limits of its analogue forefathers.

On top of the innovative oscillator engine of COBALT8M, Modal added a morph-able 4-Pole Ladder Filter. Combined with Modal's unparalleled modulation options, an inspiring real-time / step sequencer, the energizing arpeggiator, MPE, studio-quality effects and MODALapp integration, COBALT8M is the perfect synth for everyone who wants a versatile electronic music instrument to play vintage synth sounds and is eager to enter sound dimensions.

Eight true polyphonic voices, housed in a sleek desktop and rack-mountable enclosure, tempt players to lay out wide string or rich synth pad chords, while a monophonic bass or lead patch, played with 64 oscillators can shake the walls of every stadium. And with the avant-garde sound forming features, every synth enthusiast can refine his performance with sounds that no other synthesizer is able to generate.

Two independent oscillator groups with up to 4 oscillators each generate not only powerful virtual-analogue goodness, but like no other synthesizer before, 34 unique complex algorithms like read more Sync, Ring Modulation, Waveform Morphing, and many more are available to increase the creative options for next-generation synth sounds. Each Algorithm has a simple-to-use pair of controls selected to suit the particular algorithm or character, providing musicians the power of traditionally complex oscillator modulations or processes spontaneously.

COBALT8M's self-oscillating 4-Pole Morph-able Ladder Filter with Resonance injects more warmth and bite. Switch between the four different filter modes, get creative with the Notch filter and form unusual synth textures with the Phasor. Two different characteristics allow to instill a more subtle behavior or process the sound with sheer raw power.

Three flexible audio-rate (2 x polyphonic) LFOs can be routed to a massive amount of destinations using the modulation matrix and sync to internal or external tempo. Three dedicated envelopes for the filter, amp and modulation allow excessive control over dynamics and expression. Switchable envelope types provide greater options to tailor the envelopes for specific sound purposes. COBALT8Ms sophisticated 12-slot modulation matrix supports easy assignments of complex modulation routes to keep the sound evolving. Four common modulation routings are pre-set here to free up space for more exciting ideas.

The integrated 512-note Realtime / Step Sequencer with four powerful Animation Lanes invites to compose massive and complex melodic patterns. The polyphonic 64-note step sequencer mode enables easy step input for note and animation values. Multiple sequencer trigger modes coupled with the powerful onboard arpeggiator (programmable up to 32 steps) and performance features such as Chord Hold, Inversions, Transpose, Sustain Latch.

COBALT8M's rugged steel and aluminum enclosure underlines the synth's professional approach. The desktop design fits on every producer's table, and Included brackets help to mount COBALT8M into a live or studio rack. For direct access of the parameters, COBALT8M features 13 switched encoders, 13 encoders, 9 buttons and an X/Y joystick for pitch or modulation. MPE support offers ways of creative expression for sophisticated performers.
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- Enclosure and Display:
- Desktop-style steel and aluminium enclosure
- Mounting brackets for 19" racks included
- 1.54-inch large OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing

- Inputs and Outputs:
- 2 x unbalanced 6.3 mm (1/4") TS outputs (L/R)
- Stereo 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo headphone output
- Stereo 3.5 mm (1/8") input with ability to route incoming audio through the FX
- 6.3 mm (1/4") sustain pedal jack
- 6.3 mm (1/4") expression pedal jack
- 3.5 mm (1/8") Analogue clock sync in and out (configured to the KORG / Teenage Engineering specification)
- MIDI DIN in and out
- Class-compliant MIDI over USB connection to host computer or tablet

- Power:
- Power: DC-9.0V - 1.5A centre-positive
- Editor Software:
- Free MODALapp software editor for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
- MODALplugin to access COBALT8M within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with VST3 and AU versions available

- General:
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 47 x 42 x 27cm (18.5 x 16.5 x 10.6 inches)
- Weight: 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 8 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MDL COBALT8M
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS MDLCOBALT8M
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Email: support@modalelectronics.com
Web: https://support.modalelectronics.com/hc/en-gb

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