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Modal Electronics Cobalt8X Synthesizer

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The innovative Cobalt series of virtual-analogue synths is Modal Electronics’ answer to tried-and-tested analog synthesis. With their proprietary Extended Virtual Analogue, Modal have totally transformed and elevated our notions of what classic analogue waveforms can do.

The Modal Electronics Cobalt8X features a premium-quality, five-octave Fatar keyboard. Thanks to its velocity and aftertouch sensitivity, adding expression and dynamics to your perfomance is effortless. It boasts the widest range keyboard out of all the Cobalt synths, allowing you to traverse a greater range of notes at once. The Cobalt 8X is primed to be a master keyboard controller and is a great choice for composers and producers. While the 8X is the largest of the Cobalt synths, it still weighs under 10kg so is still easily transportable as a gigging keyboard. The Cobalt8 and Cobalt8M are available as a more portable solution or as polyphony expanders for the 8X.

The Cobalt8X boasts a highly expressive five-octave range keyboard, allowing you to pull off big two-handed chords and elegant, expansive solo runs using its fantastic Fatar keybed. It’s arguably the ultimate way to experience the Cobalt sound engine.

<<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
  • 13 switched encoders, 13 encoders, and 9 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
  • 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
  • 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): 38.4 x 12.7 x 8.1 cm (15.1 x 5 x 3.2 inches)
  • Weight: 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs)

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