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Introducing AlgoRhythms for the COBALT8 Series

Hot-on-the-heels of the COBALT Series firmware v1.1, we are pleased to announce AlgoRhythms – an expertly curated preset pack comprising 30 unique sounds, 20 sequences, 25 rhythmic sounds and 5 uber-expressive performance centric patches.

Introducing AlgoRhythms for the COBALT8

Seeking the ultimate in sound sculpting creativity and creative expression fused with unrivalled polyrhythmic prowess? Look no further than the COBALT Series. Complete with aftertouch, an expensive mod-matrix and 3-clock synable LFOs (2 polyphonic and 1 global), there’s no denying the rhythmic presets scattered throughout the factory preset banks separate from the pack.

We set our sound designers a challenge. Arm the Modal Community with a preset pack brimming with pulsating textures, reactive to the subtle inflection of a truly expressive performance and mapped for tactile control to switch your sound up on the fly. The result: AlgoRhythms. A collection of 30 unique sounds, 20 sequences, 25 rhythmic sounds and 5 uber-expressive performance centric patches, that showcase the sheer power the firmware v1.1 update provides.

Listen to AlgoRhythms

From pulsating beds, to edgy leads and driving basses, everything the forward thinking creative is included to pepper your production with the power of polyrhythms.

COBALT8

8 voice 37-key
extended virtual-analogue synthesiser

COBALT8X

8 voice 61-key
extended virtual-analogue synthesiser

COBALT8M

8 voice
extended virtual-analogue module/rack

New in Firmware v1.1

With the introduction of COBALT8 Firmware v1.1, users have access to six new unique algorithms firmly focussed on FM and AM oscillation models complete with dual controls for precise sound sculpting capability. These new algorithms include:

  • FM Saw:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Sawtooth as the carrier and a Square as the modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • FM Square:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Square as both the carrier and modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • FM Tri:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Triangle as the carrier and a Square as the modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • Noise AM Saw: Sawtooth Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with full control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)
  • Noise AM Square: Square Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with full control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)
  • Noise AM Tri: Triangle Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with full control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)

In addition, Firmware v1.1 adds a raft of new feature updates and workflow enhancements including a Master Clock Mode to continually send MIDI clock information to compatible studio peripherals. For a full breakdown of the enhancements facilitated by Firmware Update 1.1, please visit the Release Notes.

Looking to jump into a world of extended virtual analogue synthesis? The COBALT Series are available immediately via an extensive network of authorised Modal Electronics resellers internationally – what are you waiting for? A universe of sonic exploration awaits!