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Modal Electronics Cobalt8 Synthesizer

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Modal Electronics’ Cobalt series of innovative virtual-analogue synthesizers transform our notions of “analogue” synthesis by elevating its possibilties to new heights.

This is the Cobalt8, with a form factor that nestles between the ultra-compact 8M module and 8X, which is equipped with an expressive five-octave keyboard. Sonically and control-wise, the Cobalt 8 is identical to its siblings and offers a great balance between portability and playability with its 3-octave keyboard. Like the 8X, the Cobalt8 boasts a premium Fatar keybed. This top-notch keybed is semi-weighted and is aftertouch & velocity-sensitive, allowing you to add dynamic expression to the Cobalt 8’s expansive sound engine.

If you need a compact and portable synth solution that offers boundless and fun sonic exploration, the Modal Electronics Cobalt8 is a fantastic choice.

<<Click here to learn more about the Cobalt8’s features!>>

  • True 8 voice polyphonic
  • 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
  • Four-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance and four switchable configurations
  • Resonance and Balanced Filter Modes
  • 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
  • Realtime sequencer with 512 notes with polyphonic mode and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally)
  • Built-In sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating
  • 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
  • Patches: 500, all fully editable and ships with 300 factory programs
  • Sequencer: 100 sequences that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements
  • FX: 100 presets
  • Eight Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches
  • Premium FATAR TP/9S 37-note Keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch
  • 29 endless encoders, 24 buttons
  • Four-axis joystick that can be assigned to a huge range of modulation destinations and virtually ‘locked’ when desired
  • Multiple keyboard modes (Mono, Poly, Unison 2, Unison 4, Unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4)
  • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes
  • Road-ready steel and aluminium enclosure
  • 1.54-inch large OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing
  • 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
  • DC-9.0V - 1.5A centre-positive
  • Free MODALapp software editor for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
  • MODALplugin to access COBALT8 within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with VST3 and AU versions available
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 55.5 x 30 x 10 cm (21.9 x 11.8 x 3.9 inches)
  • Weight: 5.6 kg (12.35 lbs)

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