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Best of 2020: Hardware Synthesizers

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 Electronics Adds 61-Key & Module/Rack Devices to COBALT8 Synthesizer Series

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.

Modal Electronics Announces New COBALT8 Synthesizer

Here's an impressive 8-voice extended virtual-analogue synthesiser that is designed to take your sounds beyond the analogue synths from yesteryear.

Modal Electronics Releases ARGON8 Synthesizer Firmware v2.0

New features and improvements with Modal Electronic's ARGON8 hardware synth increases the creative potential for sound designers and musicians.

Modal Electronics Intros ARGON8M & ARGON8X Polyphonic Synthesizers

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.

Review: Modal CRAFTsynth 2.0

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.

Modal Announces $699 Argon8 Polyphonic Synthesizer

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.

Review: Modal Electronics SKULPT

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?

Modal CRAFT Synth 2.0 Kickstarter Ends Jan 9 - Earlybird Pricing Still Available

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.

Modal's CRAFTsynth 2.0 Kickstarter Funded within 24 Hours!

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.

Modal Announces CRAFTsynth v2.0 Monophonic Wavetable Synthesiser

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.

Modal SKULPT Polyphonic Portable Synth Now Available To Pre-Order

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.

5 Of The Best Hardware Drum Machines 2018

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?

Review: Modal CRAFTrhythm

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.

This $300, 32 Oscillator Portable Synthesizer Smashes Past Kickstarter Goal In 4 Hours

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!