Modal Electronics COBALT8 Updated With 6 New Algorithms

Modal Electronics has released Firmware Update v1.1 for their COBALT8 line (COBALT8, COBALT8M and COBALT8X), a free update that adds six new algorithms and user-requested workflow enhancements.

With COBALT8 Firmware v1.1, users have access to six new unique algorithms, focused on FM and AM oscillation models, complete with dual controls for precise sound sculpting capability.

These new algorithms include:

  • FM Saw:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Sawtooth as the carrier and a Square as the modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • FM Square:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Square as both the carrier and modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • FM Tri:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Triangle as the carrier and a Square as the modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • Noise AM Saw: Sawtooth Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with full control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)
  • Noise AM Square: Square Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with full control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)
  • Noise AM Tri: Triangle Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with full control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)

Firmware v1.1 also adds a variety of new feature updates and workflow enhancements, including a Master Clock Mode to continually send MIDI clock information to compatible studio peripherals.

Details are available at the Modal site.

2 thoughts on “Modal Electronics COBALT8 Updated With 6 New Algorithms

  1. I don’t have any Cobalt products myself, but I find it very gratifying when a supplier does the effort to update its products with new functionality. As a customer you are rewarded. At the same time the company building the product may obtain a new clientele. As a result it will be rewarded for its efforts, which in turn will be beneficial to existing customers. A way of working which was considered counter productive not so long ago.
    My appreciation for Modal!

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