Modal Updates CRAFTSynth firmware and CraftApp software editor/contoller


Modal Electronics have announced a “massive” update to their CRAFTsynth monophonic synthesizer kit’s firmware and to their CraftApp CRAFT Software Editor and Controller.

Here’s what’s new to the app:

  • Multi-platform: Now available on Mac OS, iOS, Windows and Android, including Smart Phones!
  • MIDI play-through: Just connect a MIDI keyboard to the device running the app, and play Craft Synth directly.
  • ‘Live’ page: Use the on-screen MIDI controller to play the craft expressively without a MIDI controller.
  • ‘Settings’ page: Assign Craft Synth to a MIDI channel, and update your Craft Synth to the latest firmware version.
  • Patch naming: You can now rename your presets on your Craft Synth.

Here’s what’s new to the synth (Requires a firmware update using the app):

  • Pitch bend: Craft Synth now responds to pitch bend MIDI messages.
  • Mod Wheel: Choose what parameter a controller mod wheel will affect.
  • Sustain: Craft Synth now responds to sustain MIDI messages, meaning you can use your sustain pedal, or enable sustain to the app to use ‘drone mode’.
  • MIDI channel: Assign your Craft Synth a MIDI channel.
  • MIDI sync options: Individually set LFO and Delay MIDI syncing.

Availabililty info. The CraftApp update is live now on MacOS, Windows, Android Tablet and Android Phone. The iOS update (iPhone and iPad) is also available now. Platform-specific links are available at the Modal Electronics website. Additional information, and a brief demo video, are on the Modal Electronics Facebook page.

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One thought on “Modal Updates CRAFTSynth firmware and CraftApp software editor/contoller

  1. These are a lot of fun, without the app they would be a bit of a pain to use but with the app there pretty pleasurable to mess about with.

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