Modal CRAFTsynth 2.0 Synthesizer

Anyone can jam on this synth! The Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth 2.0 has a versatile waveform set and cross modulation, for a world of sonic possibilities.
CRAFTsynth 2.0 is a portable Monophonic 8 Oscillator Wavetable Synthesizer. It includes a 2 Pole Resonant Filter, 64 Storeable patches, 3 Envelope Generators, 2 Audio rate LFO's, Delay and Distortion FX, and USB MIDI and MIDI DIN. CRAFT Synth 2.0 is powered via USB or 3 x AA Batteries (not included). A Free Software Editor APP is available on iOS, macOS, Windows and Android, and also available as a VST/AU Plug-in.

Features:

- Monophonic wavetable synthesizer
- 8 oscillators in total with 2 selectable waveforms and mixer stage
- 40 unique waveforms available split into 8 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets
- VA, digital and generative waves are available along with selections from the Modal 002
- Process and cross modulate waveforms with 1 of 16 oscillator modifiers including Frequency / Phase Modulation, Hard / Window Sync, Ring / Amp Modulation, Derez / Bitcrush, Wavefolders and Waveshapers
- Multi option Unison / spread to detune the 8 oscillators for a huge sound
- 3 x envelope generators for Filter, Amplitude and Modulation
- 2 x audio rate LFOs
- 8 slot modulation matrix with 8 sources, each source can have 1 destination. (LFO1, LFO2 and MOD-EG assignable from CRAFTsynth, Velo, Note, ModW, AftT and Expression assignable from MODALapp)
- Program and transpose patterns with the built in sequenced arpeggiator
- 2-pole read more resonant filter that can be morphed from low pass, through band pass, to high pass
- Delay and distortion (waveshaping overdrive, not bitcrushing) effects
- Optional MIDI clock sync for LFOs and Delay
- 64 preset storage locations
- 8 key touch MIDI keyboard with 8 custom scales and root note selection
- MIDI DIN in and out
- Analogue clock sync in and out (configured to the KORG / Teenage Engineering specification)
- Class compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer or tablet
- Headphone and line output
- Powered by USB or 3 x AA batteries
- Optional software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
- Portable and compact design
- Dimensions: 150mm x 135mm x 68mm (6"x5 1/2"x 3")
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MDL CRAFTSYNTH2
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Email: support@modalelectronics.com
Web: https://support.modalelectronics.com/hc/en-gb
(1 ratings)
Submitted December 11, 2020 by Maria L in Mt Bethel, PA
"Modal’s CRAFT(Y) Little But Mighty MonoSynth"
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The Monosynth probably competes with Korg’s Volca line, but it a completely different Beast than the Volcas, although share some limitations. The Craft synth has a powerful and unique sound. The interface like the Volcas is small and obscure. The keyboard, well you want to midi this to a controller of some sort because of the small Volca like pads. I read the instructions, but forgot the order of switching through patches. But it’s easy enough ro figure out with some experimentation.The sounds are complex, pretty unique and a real bargain. This is a very useful unit and I will certainly use it in the studio. Live: not so much with the fussy interface. The knobs enable you to create or edit patches easily and quickly. Plus Modal has the parameters set out in an easy to use three rows of knobs. Build Quality is on a par with the Volca line, altough the Craft seems a little more delicate. 1/8th inch in/out and headphones. Overall, the Craft is an outstanding value. It has the sound engine of a far more expensive digital synth. If you are a Volca freak it may be a very useful, unique sounding addition to your gear. I have a lot of synths and this little Bugger is a keeper. Going forward I will likely use this for those odd little sounds that you can have pop in a song. (If you are looking for hum drum piano/organ the Craft may not be your machine.). It’s great for a wash like that or transitional moments in a song. It also has an arppegiator that sounds great, but haven’t messed with it yet. I am now read more lusting after other Modal products now. It is not helping my gear addiction,lol.

Musical Background:
Played in Synth based and punk bands for 30 years, College drum line setion leader, drum corps, guitar, synths, etc.,

Musical Style:
Futurepop, EBM, EDM, House, any electronica basically
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