Scan code: LN112331 Manufacturer code: Cobalt 8

Modal Cobalt 8, 37-key 8-voice Extended Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

Modal Cobalt 8, 37-key Synthesizer, with 8-voice Polyphony, up to 8 Oscillators per Voice, 4-mode/4-pole Ladder Filter

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Scan code: LN112331 Manufacturer code: Cobalt 8
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8-Voice Extended Virtual-Analogue Synthesiser
Modal - 'Cobalt8'

Modal - 'Cobalt8' Modal - 'Cobalt8'

Inspired by the rich tradition of warm and punching analogue-style synth sounds, and conceived by iconic synths from history, Modal’s ‘Cobalt8’ releases the full creative power of true analogue waveforms. This hugely powerful and inspiring synth redesigns the character of analogue sounds and invites musicians, producers and sound designers to uncover a plethora of new virtual-analogue synth flavours, way beyond the boundaries set by its analogue predecessors.

In addition to revolutionary oscillator engine of Cobalt8, Modal added a newly designed morphable 4-pole ladder filter. Used alongside Modal’s unmatched modulation options, the inspiring real-time/step sequencer, the invigorating arpeggiator, the superb FATAR 37-note keyboard, MPE, studio-grade effects and MODALapp integration. Modal’s Cobalt8 is a dream come true for all those who need a flexible electronic instrument to play vintage synth sound and are keen to push the boundaries of sound.

8 true polyphonic voices invite players to lay out wide string or rich synth pad chords, while a monophonic bass or lead patch, played with 64 oscillators can shake the walls of every stadium. And with the avant-garde sound forming features, every synth enthusiast can refine his performance with sounds that no other synthesiser is able to generate.

Two independent oscillator groups with up to 4 oscillators each generate not only powerful virtual-analogue goodness, but like no other synthesiser before, 34 unique complex algorithms like Sync, Ring Modulation, Waveform Morphing, and many more are available to increase the creative options for new-generation synth sounds. Each Algorithm has a simple-to-use pair of controls selected to suit the particular algorithm or character, providing musicians the power of traditionally complex oscillator modulations or processes spontaneously.

37xNo. of Keys

3xLFO's

8-VoicePolyphony

at a glance • 37-key virtual analog synthesizer with 8-voice polyphony
• Up to 8 oscillators per voice for up to 64 simultaneous oscillators
• Programmable 32-step arpeggiator with rest function (rest up to 2048 steps)
• 3 dedicated envelope generators for (Amp, Filter, Mod) can be accessed individually or simultaneously
• 4-pole resonant ladder filter with 4 switchable configurations

Route To A Massive Amount of Destinations!

Modal - 'Cobalt8'

12-slot modulation matrixCobalt8s newly designed, self-oscillating 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance injects more warmth and bite. Switch between the four different filter modes, get creative with the Notch filter and form unusual synth textures with the Phasor. Two different characteristics allow to instil a more subtle behaviour or process the sound with sheer raw power.

Three flexible audio-rate (2 x polyphonic) LFOs can be routed to a massive amount of destinations using the modulation matrix and sync to internal or external tempo. Three dedicated envelopes for the filter, amp and modulation allow excessive control over dynamics and expression.

Switchable envelope types provide greater options to tailor the envelopes for specific sound purposes. Cobalt8s sophisticated 12-slot modulation matrix supports easy assignments of complex modulation routes to keep the sound evolving. Four common modulation routings are pre-set here to free up space for more exciting ideas.

Connections. Connections. Connections.

Modal - 'Cobalt8'

sync with external gearReady to be played in any synth environment, Cobalt8 comes with all physical connections you could ever need. Take hands-on control the synth using USB, monitor with headphones or using the dedicated line outputs, sync with external gear using the full-size MIDI in and out or the 3.5 mm Sync in or outputs and take control of your sound using the built-in Sustain and Expression inputs. By poly-chaining any two Cobalt8 devices, the amount of voices is easily doubled to 16 voices and 128 oscillators.

There’s an abundance of room to store patch, effects and sequence creations. Out of the box, 300 of the total 500 patches are filled with factory patch banks, carefully programmed by some of the most accomplished sound designers of the world. One hundred customised effects configurations and sequences can be stored as well to be applied to any sound while performing.

Delve Deep!

Modal - 'Cobalt8'

create your own sounds!The free MODALapp brings the comfort of screen-based editing on your computer or mobile device.

Available as a standalone app for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS or Android systems and in VST3 and AU plug-in formats it is the perfect companion for synth enthusiasts looking to deep dive to all sound forming and performance parameters to create their own signature sounds, and to backup and manage patches and sequences.

Introducing MODALapp

Modal - App

Unlock the full potential of your Modal Electronics instrument with MODALapp, a multi-platform application that’s the central command of your Modal synthesiser ecosystem. Available as a free download from the Modal Electronics website and all mainstream app stores, MODALapp conquers the dividing line between hardware control and screen-based patch editing, preset management and must-have product-specific resources.

Unique, full-featured and above all, inspiring - joining the creative revolution and discovering hardware synth editing at its finest has never been easier.

Meet MODALapp

Meet 'Cobalt8'!

modal electronicsBuilding on the tradition of warm and punchy analogue-style synth sounds, conceived by legendary synthesisers from the past, COBALT8 unlocks the full creative potential of analogue waveforms. This powerful, inspiring instrument reinvents the aesthetics of analogue sounds and invites musicians, producers and sound designers to explore a new era of virtual-analogue synthesiser textures, far beyond the limits of its analogue forefathers.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Type Keyboard Synth
Sound Engine Type(s) Virtual-analogue Oscillators, 8 per voice
Analogue/Digital Digital
Number of Keys 37
Type of Keys Fatar Full-sized Keys
Aftertouch Yes
Other Controllers X/Y Joystick
Polyphony 8-voice
Number of Presets 500 x Patch Memories, 8 x Quick Recall Slots
Presets 300 x Factory Programs, 100 x FX Presets
Oscillators 2 x Oscillator Groups
Waveforms Sine, Triangle, Pulse, Sawtooth, PWM, Built-in Cross Modulation
LFO 3 x LFO, Tempo Sync, 7 x Shapes
Filter 4-pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance
Envelope Generator 3 x ADSRD: Amp, Mod, Filter
Effects Types 3 x Stereo FX Engines ; Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, Lo-Fi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping Pong Delay, X-over Delay, Reverb
Arpeggiator Programmable 32-step Arpeggiator, Up to 2048 steps before repeat
Sequencer Real-time 512-note Sequencer, Polyphonic 64-step Sequencer, 8-notes per step, 4 x Parameter Animations
Audio Inputs 1 x 1/8" TRS (stereo)
Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" TS (L/mono,R)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
USB 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O In/Out/USB
Pedal Inputs 1 x 1/4" TS (sustain), 1 x 1/4" TRS (expression)
Other I/O 2 x 1/8" (sync in/out)
Features MPE support, Glide/Portamento, Multiple Keyboard Modes (mono, poly, unison, stack and more)
Software MODAL app
Power Supply 9V DC 1.5A power supply (included)
Specifications
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PC Interface N/A
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Frequency Response (Input) N/A
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Additional Information
Scan Code LN112331
Model Number Cobalt 8
GTIN 5060480060395
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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan Computers International Limited
Telephone:
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Modal Cobalt 8, 37-key 8-voice Extended Virtual Analogue Synthesizer
Modal Cobalt 8, 37-key 8-voice Extended Virtual Analogue Synthesizer