Notes: Based on Modal's virtual analogue Cobalt synth architecture, the 5S is an ultra-portable synth with surprising power. Five-voice polyphony, built-in sequencer and effects. Excellent value.… Read more
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.
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.
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
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. - Extended Oscillator Drift
Algorithms (Retractable menu): 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" 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
Durable polycarbonate enclosure
1 large monochrome OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing
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
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