The Modal COBALT5S is a 5 Voice Extended Virtual Analogue Synthesiser. Built upon the Modal Electronics’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture and housed in an ultra-portable go-anywhere footprint. It will spark your creativity wherever, and whenever inspiration strikes and also offers USB-powered. Whether it’s a singularly authentic replication of classic analogue sounds or the most contemporary leading-edge texture, COBALT5S’ extended virtual analogue sound engine delivers on all counts.
COBALT5S takes inspiration from the iconic sound of its analogue forebears, transcending any and all limitations to take a leading edge synth architecture. It is truly mobile from sultry basslines to expansive, mutating beds and everywhere in between. As a result the COBALT5S is not just modelling run-of-the-mill analogue sounds, this is Beyond Analogue, Anywhere.
Create Without Limitation
The COBALT5S offers five true polyphonic voices, two independent algorithm groups and up to 8 oscillators per voice. This means that musicians, sound designers and producers are armed with a nefarious palette of sound that is primed for any application imaginable. Fuse this with 40 complex algorithms, including Sync, Ring Modulation, Waveform Morphing, plus many more, and it’s easy to see why COBALT5S empowers creators with liberated sound sculpting capability without limitation.
Featuring the same self-oscillating 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter from the COBALT8; COBALT5S guarantees to texture your sound with all the bite and warmth your performance demands. Also on offer are four separate filter modes fuse with mainstay controls for Cutoff and Resonance, alongside a Morph, parameter; to musically manipulate the frequency response of the filter for a truly immersive experience. From the sublime to the experimental and everywhere in between, crafting the perfect timbre is limited only by your imagination.
Shaping Your Sound with the COBALT5S
Everything you demand to craft the perfect sound in meticulous detail is right at your fingertips with COBALT5S. Three envelopes complete with selectable types take command of the filter, amp or modulation destinations. This empowers you with unrestricted options when it comes to fine-tuning your sound. One Polyphonic LFO and one Global LFO provide extended power to control a plethora of modulation sources, selected via a sophisticated 8-slot modulation matrix. Whether it’s an otherworldly evolving soundscape, rhythmic pads or a searing lead; realising your creative vision has never been this easy!
Your Performance, Supercharged!
Get wild with the integrated 512-note real-time/step-sequencer, complete with 4 animation lanes. Fuse this with a built-in programmable 32-step advanced arpeggiator. With a compatible MPE controller, the COBALT5S is ready for any performance with MPE support for next-generation creative expression. As a result, it offers you the production and or sound design scenarios imaginable.
The COBALT5S offers a 37-note compact keybed with aftertouch. Plus, with a USB powered specification, powering the COBALT5S from your Mac/PC or portable power brick also couldn’t be any simpler.
COBALT5S offer Evolved Control
Take complete command and craft your signature sound with ease courtesy of 16 switched encoders. For complete expressive capability; COBALT5S’ X/Y/Z touchpad also provides ultimate 5-axis control over pitch bend, mod wheel and/or any user-selected modulation assignment. Two independent stereo effect engines, including delay and chorus, inject depth and character into your patches. This allows you to create polished synth textures. Furthermore, you will find a radiant monochrome OLED display that relays all key information in razor-sharp resolution.
Integrating COBALT5S into your existing setup couldn’t be easier. Connect to PA systems, stage boxes, mixing desks and more with a dual ¼-inch line out jacks. Practice in private thanks to a ¼-inch stereo headphone output. Then add some genuine piano-style sustain to your performance with a ¼-inch sustain pedal input. You can also connect to all your MIDI peripherals thanks to full-size MIDI ins and outs, as well as MIDI over USB capability. Finally, keep everything on point with COBALT5S’ Clock sync In and Out. So whatever your next performance demands, the COBALT5S guarantees to assimilate with ease.
Free MODALapp for immersive sound programming sessions
The free MODALapp brings the comfort of screen-based editing on your computer or mobile device. Available as a standalone app for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPad or Android systems and in VST3 and AU plug-in formats. As a result, it is the perfect companion for synth enthusiasts looking to deep dive into all sound editing and performance parameters. This means that creating your own signature sound, backing-up your library and managing your patches & sequences couldn’t be simpler.