Modal Electronics Announces CRAFTsynth v2.0

Modal Electronics has introduced the next generation of its CRAFTsynth – the Modal CRAFTsynth v2.0.

The CRAFTsynth 2 is a monophonic wavetable synthesizer that offers 8 oscillators, 8 banks of morphable waveforms, deep modulation options and more. 


  • Monophonic wavetable synthesizer
  • 8 oscillators in total with 2 selectable waveforms and mixer stage
  • 40 unique waveforms available split into 8 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets
  • VA, digital and generative waves are available along with selections from the Modal 002
  • Process and cross modulate waveforms with 1 of 16 oscillator modifiers including Frequency / Phase Modulation, Hard / Window Sync, Ring / Amp Modulation, Derez / Bitshift, Wavefolders and Waveshapers
  • Multi option Unison / spread to detune the 8 oscillators for a huge sound
  • 3 x envelope generators for Filter, Amplitude and Modulation
  • 2 x audio rate LFOs
  • 8 slot modulation matrix with 8 sources, each source can have 1 destination. (LFO1, LFO2 and MOD-EG assignable from CRAFTsynth, Velo, Note, ModW, AftT and Expression assignable from MODALapp)
  • Program and transpose patterns with the built in sequenced arpeggiator
  • 2-pole resonant filter that can be morphed from low pass, through band pass, to high pass
  • Delay and distortion (waveshaping overdrive, not bitcrushing) effects
  • Optional MIDI clock sync for LFOs and Delay
  • 64 preset storage locations
  • 8 key touch MIDI keyboard with 8 custom scales and root note selection
  • MIDI DIN in and out
  • Analogue clock sync in and out (configured to the KORG / Teenage Engineering specification)
  • Class compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer or tablet
  • Headphone and line output
  • Powered by USB or 3 x AA batteries
  • Optional software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
  • Portable and compact design
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 135m x 68mm (6”x5 1/2”x 3”)

Audio Demos:

Pricing and availability are to be announced.

24 thoughts on “Modal Electronics Announces CRAFTsynth v2.0

  1. Glad they got rid of the angled text labels they used on the SKULPT. That along was enough to keep me from buying that unit. I’m not twisting my head just to read the thing.

    1. I can see your point. I am enjoying the skulpt though it takes getting used to as the artistic way of displaying information can be a stretch. Overall, it is a robust instrument.

      1. the only complaints that I have about it so far are that the knobs feel a little cheap as does the power switch and the mod matrix is a little confusing when you are adding to slots with the whole go into the mode then go into assign then move then move again thing gets a little weird – I kind of need the app to see what I am doing with it most of the time so far

    2. Why would you have to twist your head to read the text on skulpt? I would guess you can read text tilted at 90 degrees no problem, and upside down text with as well. I can flip my Volca keys upside down and still use it easily. I’m only asking because I’ve seen people say this many times about the skulpt, but I’ve never understood why.

      1. Personally i don’t have problems with this either, but not everyone can make visual connections with the brain as easy as you and i might. For example: i find it very easy to turn words around and pronounce them faultlessly backwards without thinking about it that much, but i found out that not eveyone can do that. The brain works in remarkable ways and differently for everybody.

  2. Received an email from Modal. Estimated launch price is around £129.99 or approximately $166 in US dollars. Might be able to score it cheaper on the Kickstarter.

  3. Sounds fabulous, very digital, dirty and modern. I like the fact it has proper midi, intrigued by the wavefolding and wavetables and perplexed by the ‘generative waveforms’ – the form factor is so much better than the original craft synth, I could do without the keyboard, but for the price above that sounds like excellent value. This should be able to knock out some solid bass lines.

  4. Hang on a minute…
    Monophonic wavetable synthesizer
    8 oscillators in total with 2 selectable waveforms and mixer stage
    40 unique waveforms available split into 8 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets”

    … how many voices does this have ?
    Does “8 voices” mean it can do 8-note polyphony or what the ?

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