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Eight-voice virtual analog synthesizer with a 36-key Fatar keyboard. 64 oscillator groups, 34 different algorithms  All product info

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Modal Electronics Cobalt8

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  • Manufacturer: Modal Electronics
  • Construction / Number of Keys: 37
  • Keyboard: no weight
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Sound Generation: VA Synthese
  • ...

Modal Electronics Cobalt8X

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  • Manufacturer: Modal electronics
  • Construction / Number of Keys: 61
  • Keyboard: semi-weighted
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Sound Generation: VA Synthese
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Product information - Modal Electronics Cobalt8M

Virtual analog synthesizer

The Cobalt8M from Modal Electronics is an eight-voice virtual analog synthesizer in a desktop case respectively 19" rack with 3 HU when using the included rack ears. The synthesis is based on 34 different algorithms which can generate more complex waveforms in addition to classic waveforms such as sine, pulse, triangle and sawtooth. The resonating four-pole ladder filter can be freely morphed using four different filter types. The built-in polyphonic sequencer and arpeggiator, as well as the built-in DSP effects give the Cobalt8M ad hoc a lively character.


  • 64 high-resolution virtual analog oscillators
  • up to 8 per voice
  • Two independent oscillator groups with sine, pulse, triangle and sawtooth waveforms
  • 34 different algorithms, including: complex analog synthesis techniques, integrated Crossmodulation (SYNC, RM and many others)
  • PWM
  • smooth Morphing between VA waves
  • bit crushing, filtered noise


Four-pole, morphable ladder filter with resonance and four switchable configurations. The Cutoff frequency is controlled by the large endless potentiometer, which allows a precise and sensitive adjustment of the filter. Below that are the controls for resonance and for morphing, which allows for stepless crossfading between four different filter characteristics (morphing). This function, in combination with the complex oscillators, allows for the creation of remarkably abstract sounds, which makes Modal Electronics Cobalt8M the perfect choice for sound design.


Three dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or simultaneously, including negative (inverted) versions for MOD and FILTER ENVs. Three audio LFOs with tempo sync (two poly, one global) with seven different waveforms. Eight assignable modulation slots plus four fixed modulation routings for a total of 12 modulation sources and 55 modulation destinations.

Sequencer and Arpeggiator

Polyphonic realtime sequencer with 512 notes with four additional tracks for parameter animations.
Flexible and programmable Arpeggiator with 32 steps and pause function. Complex progressions with up to 2048 steps possible before repeating.


Three independent, powerful and user-configurable Stereo-FX-Engines for Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb, which can be arranged in any order.

Modal Electronics Cobalt8M at a glance:

  • Virtual analog synthesizer
  • 64 oscillator groups
  • 34 different algorithms
  • eight-voice polyphonic
  • desktop device respectively 19" rack with 3 U
  • 4-pole ladder filter with four different modes
  • 3 envelopes
  • 3 LFO's
  • 12 modulation sources
  • 55 modulation destinations
  • Polyphonic sequencer and Arpeggiator with 512 steps
  • Four tracks for recording parameter automation
  • 3 FX engines
  • MODALapp integration
  • MPE Compatible

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  • Manufacturer: Modal electronics
  • Construction / Number of Keys: Desktop without keyboard
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Sound Generation: VA Synthese
  • Arpeggiator: Yes
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Number of Knobs: 29
  • Number of Keys: 24
  • Pitchbend, Modwheel: Joystick
  • Display: Yes
  • USB MIDI Interface: Yes
  • Headphone Connection: Yes
  • Sustain Pedal Connection: Yes
  • Mounting Options: MIDI Step Sequencer
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • LINE IN: Yes
  • LINE OUT: Yes
  • Volume Pedal Connection: Yes
  • incl. Power Adapter: Yes
  • Weight (kg): 2.6
  • Integrated Effects Processor: Yes
  • Number of Sounds: 500
  • Polyphony: 8
  • Power Supply: Adapter, external
  • Width (cm): 38.4
  • Height (cm): 12.7
  • Depth (cm): 8.1
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