Modal Electronics today introduced the COBALT8, a new eight-voice virtual analog synthesizer that they say ‘reinvents the aesthetics of analogue sounds’.
The COBALT8 offers up to 8 oscillators per voice, MPE Support, 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance and four switchable configurations, 3 envelopes & LFO’s per voice, deep modulation options, a polyphonic step sequencer with parameter locking per step, arpeggiator and 3 independent effects engines.
Here’s the extended overview:
- ‘Extended Virtual-Analogue Synthesis’, combining traditional technology with modern synth features
- Unique waveform architecture with 34 complex sophisticated algorithms and morphable 4-pole Ladder Filter
- MPE support, integrated 512-note Realtime/Step Sequencer, 32-step programmable Arpeggiator and powerful Animation Lanes
- 37-note key bed with aftertouch, built into a road-ready aluminum enclosure
- Full-size MIDI connections and 3.5mm Sync Ins and Outs
- Access all functions and update COBALT8 via the free MODALapp, available on macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and AU/VST3
Pricing and Availability:
COBALT8 is expected to be available in November 2020, priced at $749.99 USD.