Modal COBALT8M 8 Voice Extended Virtual Analogue Module / Rack

The Modal COBALT8M builds on the tradition of warm and punchy analog-style synths sounds; unlocking the full creative potential of analog waveforms. Powerful and inspiring, the COBALT8M reinvents the aesthetics and allows you to explore a new era of synthesizer textures.

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Modal COBALT8M

The Modal COBALT8M builds on the tradition of warm and punchy analog-style synths sounds; unlocking the full creative potential of analog waveforms. Powerful and inspiring, the COBALT8M reinvents the aesthetics and allows you to explore a new era of synthesizer textures. Going far beyond the limits of its analog predecessors.

Not only does the COBALT8M feature an innovative oscillator engine, but there’s also an added morphable 4-Pole Ladder Filter. Combined with unparalleled modulation options; step sequencer; arpeggiator; FATAR 61-Note Keyboard; MPE; Studio Quality effects; and MODALapp integration. The COBALT8M is the perfect versatile instrument for playing vintage synth sounds.

Boasting 8 true polyphonic voices, the COBALT8M tempts you to layout wide string and rich synth pad chords. While a monophonic bass or lead patch with 64 oscillators lets you shake the walls of the biggest stadiums. Plus, with avant-garde sound forming features, you can refine your performance with sounds like no other.

  • Play rich analogue-style sounds driven by COBALT8M’s Extended Virtual-Analogue Synthesis, combining traditional technology with modern synth features
  • Create your own signature sounds by harnessing the power of COBALT8M’s unique waveform architecture with 34 complex sophisticated algorithms and Modal’s morphable 4-pole Ladder Filter
  • Bring performance to a new level with MPE support, the integrated 512-note Realtime/Step Sequencer, 32-step programmable Arpeggiator and powerful Animation Lanes
  • Use the included rack brackets to mount COBALT8M into a 19” rack or use the synth on your producer desktop thanks to it sleek tabletop design
  • Integrate COBALT8M into your production and live performances with the full-size MIDI connections and the 3.5mm Sync Ins and Outs
  • Access all synthesiser functions and update COBALT8M via the free MODALapp, available on macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and AU/VST3

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, 34 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

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

4 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches

Controls and Performance

13 switched encoders, 13 encoders, 9 buttons

4-axis joystick that can be assigned to a huge range of modulation destinations and virtually ‘locked’ when desired

Multiple voice 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 variation

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

Tabletop-style enclosure, brackets for 19″ 3U rackmount included (requires 1U free space above or right-angled connectors)

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

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