Scan code: LN124611 Manufacturer code: COBALTT5S

Modal - COBALT5S - 5 Voice Polyphonic Synthesiser

Modal - COBALT5S - 5 Voice Polyphonic Synthesiser, Free MODALapp Software Editor

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Scan code: LN124611 Manufacturer code: COBALTT5S
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5-Voice Extended Virtual Analogue Synthesiser
Modal Electronics - COBALT5S

Modal Electronics - COBALT5S

Your Performance, Supercharged! Founded on Modal Electronics’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture and housed in an ultra-portable go-anywhere footprint, the USB-powered COBALT5S is made-to-move and ready to spark your creativity wherever, and whenever inspiration strikes. Whether it’s a singularly authentic replication of classic analogue sounds, or the most contemporary leading-edge texture, COBALT5S’ extended virtual analogue sound engine delivers on all counts.

COBALT5S takes inspiration from the iconic sound of it’s analogue forebears, transcending any and all limitations to take a leading edge synth architecture, truly mobile - from sultry basslines, to expansive, mutating beds and everywhere in between, COBALT5S is not just modeling run-of-the-mill analogue sounds, this is Beyond Analogue, Anywhere.

Create Without Limitation Featuring five true polyphonic voices, two independent algorithm groups and up to 8 oscillators per voice, musicians, sound designers and producers are armed with a nefarious palette of sound that’s primed for any application imaginable. Fuse this with 40 complex algorithms, including Sync, Ring Modulation, Waveform Morphng, plus many more, and it’s easy to see why COBALT5S empowers creators with liberated sound sculpting capability without limitation.

All The Bite & Warmth Your Performance Demands!


EarcandyFeaturing the same self-oscillating 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter from the COBALT8, COBALT5S guarantees to texture your sound with all the bite and warmth your performance demands.

Four separate filter modes fuse with mainstay controls for Cutoff and Resonance, alongside a Morph parameter to musically manipulate the frequency response of the filter for a truly immersive experience. From the sublime to the experimental and everywhere in between, crafting the perfect timbre is limited only by your imagination.

Sound Shaping, Simplified!


control a plethora of modulation sourcesEverything you demand to craft the perfect sound in meticulous detail is right at your fingertips with COBALT5S. Three envelopes complete with selectable types take command of the filter, amp or modulation destinations, empowering you with unrestricted options when it comes to fine-tuning your sound.

One Polyphonic LFO and one Global LFO provide extended power to control a plethora of modulation sources, selected via a sophisticated 8-slot modulation matrix. Whether it’s an otherworldly evolving soundscape, rhythmic pads or a searing lead, realising your creative vision has never been this easy!

Hook-up Flexibility

4K Recording

quick & intuitive setupIntegrating COBALT5S into your existing setup couldn’t be simpler. Connect to PA systems, stage boxes, mixing desks and more with dual ¼-inch line out jacks; practice in private thanks to a ¼-inch stereo headphone output; add some genuine piano-style sustain to your performance with a ¼-inch sustain pedal input; connect to all your MIDI peripherals thanks to full-size MIDI ins and outs, as well as MIDI over USB capability; finally, keep everything on point with COBALT5S’ Clock sync In and Out.

Whatever your next performance demands, COBALT5S guarantees to assimilate with ease.

Free MODALapp for Immersive
Sound Programming Sessions

4K Recording

screen-based editing on your
computer or mobile devices
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 editing and performance parameters. Creating your own signature sound, backing-up your library and managing your patches & sequences couldn’t be simpler./p>

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Polyphony True 5 voice polyphonic
MPE Supports MPE-compatible MIDI controllers, allowing you to apply polyphonic control and expression to individual notes
Oscillators 40 high-resolution virtual-analogue oscillators, up to 8 per voice Two independent and self-contained oscillator groups with sine, pulse, triangle, sawtooth waveforms plus 40 different algorithms including: complex analogue synthesis techniques, built-in cross modulation (SYNC, RM, and many more), PWM, smooth morphing between VA waves, bit crushing and filtered noise.
Filter 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance and four switchable configurations Resonance and Balanced Filter Modes
Modulation Three dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or all three simultaneously including negative (reverse) versions for MOD and FILTER ENVs Two audio-rate LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global) with seven different shapes Eight assignable modulation slots and four additional fixed modulation routings for common assignments with 11 modulation sources and 41 modulation destinations
Sequencer and Arpeggiator Polyphonic realtime sequencer with 512 notes and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally) Polyphonic Step Sequencer with 64 steps, 5 notes per step, 4 lanes of Parameter-Lock style animation, Step Input mode, multiple playback modes including gate modes and rest function Built-In sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability and up to 2048 steps before repeating
FX Two incredibly powerful independent and user-configurable stereo FX engines for Chorus and Stereo Delay
User Memory 300 patch memories, all fully editable; ships with 200 factory programs 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements 4 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches
Controls and Performance Premium 37 compact-key keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch 16 switched encoders support realtime CC message transmissions to other MIDI devices or DAWs Five-axis X/Y/Z pressure-sensitive keypad for pitch bend, mod wheel and/or modulation assignments Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Stack 2, Unison 2, Unison 4 Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes
Inputs and Outputs 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS line outputs
6.35 mm / 1/4″ TRS headphone output
MIDI DIN In and Out
3.5 mm / 1/8″ TS Analogue clock sync In and Out
Class compliant MIDI over USB connection
6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS sustain pedal input
Power Power: DC-9.0V – 1.5A centre-positive or USB-bus powered
Editor Software Free MODALapp software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android MODALapp can also be run within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with VST3 and AU versions available
General Dimensions (L x W x H): 56.5 x 16.2, x 5.7 cm / 22.24” x 6.38” x 2.24”
Weight: 2.36 kg / 5.20 lbs
Product Type Synthesizer
PC Interface N/A
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Bit Rate N/A
Frequency Response (Input) N/A
Frequency Response (Output) N/A
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Package Type Retail
Additional Information
Scan Code LN124611
Model Number COBALTT5S
GTIN 5060480060432

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Modal - COBALT5S - 5 Voice Polyphonic Synthesiser
Modal - COBALT5S - 5 Voice Polyphonic Synthesiser