At the 2015 NAMM Show, Modal Electronics was making the NAMM debut of their 002 synthesizer.
It was also the debut of Modal Electronics, formerly known as Modulus.
Here’s an overview video of the 002 synthesizer from the Show, via Nova Musik:
In the video, company co-founder and principal designer Paul Maddox walks through the features of his Modal Electronics 002 analog/digital hybrid polysynth.
After the overview, Maddox demos some example patches (with direct-in stereo sound).
The Modal Electronics 002 is a premium product designed to be the flagship in the Modal Electronics range. The keyboard layout includes a semi-weighted, five octave key mechanism and has been designed with the goal that that your hands will fall naturally and intuitively to the controls.
The 002 provides twelve discrete voices of polyphony, fully multi-timbral, if required.
It also features a large display screen that is context sensitive, i.e. it displays the control parameters of any control knobs immediately when touched by the user. Quick recall banks enable preset sequences and settings to be stored for instant use such as during a live performance. NCOs (numerically controlled oscillators) are used for stability and accuracy while an analogue transistor ladder filter provides classic ‘warm’ sounds.
The Modal Electronics 002 is priced at US $5,200. For more information, see the Modal Electronics site.