With true 8-voice polyphony, up to eight oscillators per voice, three effects engines, and advanced sequencing and arpeggiation, the Modal Electronics Cobalt8 37-key virtual analog synthesizer offers endless sound design potential. With its glorious 4-pole ladder filter and classic oscillator waveforms, you'll be able to conjure practically any iconic subtractive synth sound. And with 34 advanced algorithms, including cross modulation and wave morphing, plus 12 modulation sources and 55 modulation destinations, Cobalt8 delivers sound design capabilities far beyond what analog synths can offer. Complete with plug-in support for seamless integration with your DAW, MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) support, and a comprehensive software editor for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android, the Modal Electronics Cobalt8 is the workhorse virtual analog synthesizer you've been waiting for.
Synthesists at Sweetwater love built-in sequencers on synths â€” firing up a sequence is the best way to quickly audition your sounds in action â€” and we're extremely impressed with the Cobalt8's sequencing capabilities. You can sequence up to 512 notes, a polyphonic mode is available for sequencing chords, and you can record your knob movements for up to four different parameters. Best of all, you can save up to 100 of your sequences for instant recall, and you can link any of them with any patch you create. That means if you come up with an inspiring sequence, then you can easily load it into any new patch you create to experiment with different sounds.
Equipped with 29 endless encoders and 24 buttons, as well as a 4-axis joystick and a Fatar TP/9S keybed with aftertouch, the Modal Electronics Cobalt8 synthesizer gives you plenty of opportunities to get hands on with your sounds. And you have plenty of potential to animate your sounds, with 12 modulation sources that you can assign to any of 55 modulation destinations. From bread-and-butter synth leads, plucks, and basses to evocative soundscapes and evolving arpeggiations, Cobalt8 is a versatile sound design tool.
When you're ready to bring your sounds and sequences into your DAW, Modal Electronics' Cobalt8 offers a seamless workflow thanks to the MODALplugin (VST3/AU). Connect your Cobalt8 to your computer via USB, and the MODALplugin gives you software control over your synth. Not only will you be able to draw automation in your DAW to control synth parameters, but all of your patch settings will be saved along with your DAW session files. And speaking of patch settings, the MODALapp sound editor for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android gives you the freedom to craft sounds and organize your custom patches on your platform of choice.