From accurate, analog recreations to delightful digital machines and hybrid hardware units that push the sonic boundaries, 2020 has seen some excellent new hardware synths released.
Modal's COBALT8 range of synths bring traditional and entirely new analogue-style sound textures to modern music creation and production as an innovative, sophisticated synthesis concept.
Here's an impressive 8-voice extended virtual-analogue synthesiser that is designed to take your sounds beyond the analogue synths from yesteryear.
New features and improvements with Modal Electronic's ARGON8 hardware synth increases the creative potential for sound designers and musicians.
Following the release of the Argon8 synthesiser, Modal Electronics have added a compact desktop module and a 61 key version, both with the same sound engine and 8 voice polyphony as the original.
Modal's new CRAFTsynth 2.0 brings a totally new design and an infinite world of sonic possibility in an almost unbelievably compact package. Hollin Jones took it on the road.
This is a synthesizer we have been very excited about for a number of weeks. Modal's Argon8 brings the wavetable goodness of the $5,000 008 to a smaller device at a much more affordable price.
4 true polyphonic voices of synthesis, a stack of I/O and one of the most portable yet huge-sounding synths we've ever tested. Could Modal's SKULPT be too good to be true?
Snap up a special deal on one of these brand new and much-expanded hardware synths from Modal - but do it by January 9th when the Kickstarter ends.
This massively redesigned and upgraded miniature hardware synth certainly packs a punch, and you can get your early bird special order in now. Here's the lowdown.
Bristol-based synth makers, Modal Electronics, have reinvented the CRAFTsynth with V2.0 which looks sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing. It sounds pretty great too, especially for the price.
Following on from a hugely successful crowd-funding campaign (almost 300% funded!) Modal's new 32-oscillator portable poly powerhouse synth is available to pre-order.
Here's a list of our five favorite drum machines of 2018 so far, from super portable to heavy hitters. Behringer, Arturia, Roland, Modal... which one will you choose?
Modal's CRAFTrhythm is a hands-on, tweakable self-build drum machine that has more features than you might have expected. Hollin Jones puts it all together for you.
Less than 24 hours since launch the Modal Electronics Skulpt, 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer for under $300 is closing in on being 150% funded. It's not surprising when you listen to the sound demos!