Looking to get the 411 on Synth Filters? You’ve come to the right place! This article covers everything from pole theory, through to filter types and the inherent merits the world's most infamous filter models exhibit.
It goes without saying: Modal Synths give you immense sonic firepower to create. But have you ever considered combining Modal synth engines? No? Well hold on to your hats and prepare to unearth a cosmos of new unexplored textures! In this Modal Quick Dive we inspire you with a few examples and demo patches to get you started on your multi synth journey!
Have you ever wondered what it takes to work in Sound Design? Jake Roberts takes you into his wonderful world covering everything from cueing sound to picture, recording steam trains and the benefits of structuring your hard drive!
Whether your synth is velocity-sensitive or not, there are characteristics of the sound that can be controlled by your touch. I’m talking about the way the synth triggers its envelope generators based on notes that are played detached, or connected smoothly (called legato) when playing a monophonic patch.
SKULPTsynth SE fuses maximum portability with a powerful sound engine. Whether it's crafting standout sounds from scratch, or tweaking the existing patch library to taste, everything the forward-thinking sound designer demands from a go-anywhere virtual analogue synthesiser is here. In this Modal Minute episode we show you how to find your way around this pint-sized synth without touching MODALapp. Creating synth textures on-the-go has never been easier!
Discover new music that guarantees to spark your creativity with Modal Electronic’s HeatSeekers
The Modal Electronics community has put their best foot forward and sent a plethora of stellar sounds for our SOUNDCLASH competition
Although ultra-portable, CRAFTsynth 2.0 is a full-featured wavetable synth-treasure box with huge sounds. This Modal Minute shows you how to master this powerhouse with the direct accessible controls, which comes handy if you have no option to connect CRAFTsynth 2.0 to your Mac, PC, mobile phone or tablet to use the free MODALapp.
CRAFTSynth 2.0 isn’t just a portable and fun way to make exciting new ideas on-the-fly, it also serves as a powerful, easy-to-use, gateway for learning more about the way that all synthesisers work. Over the following series, we’ll explore how your tiny companion can school you in the discipline of synth construction, and how a deeper understanding can lead to far richer musical fruit.
The Audio Input on COBALT8 and ARGON8 allows to route external audio signals into the synth to jam with your favourite music track or groove box, or to expand the limited amount of input channels on your mixer or audio interface. Here is how this works.
If you’re in-sync with the beat making scene, Marlow Digs needs no introduction. We catchup with the beatmaker extraordinaire taking his look at the artists that influence his production, sampling tips & tricks and how his ARGON8 integrates within his beat making setup.
It's true - BIG things can come in small packages! CRAFTsynth 2.0 is the perfect playground for ambitious sound designers and producers seeking the pinnacle in monophonic wavetable sounds. In this Modal Minute we explain how easy it is to preserve your meticulously-created sonic diamonds in one of CRAFTsynth 2.0's 128 patch locations.
Not all fingers are created equal, it seems. Most keyboardists find that the 4th and 5th fingers (the ring finger and the pinky) are somewhat weaker, and a little harder to control when trying to play passages smoothly/in perfect rhythm. If you find that to be the case for you it’s worth spending some time on exercises to help strengthen and learn to control those wayward digits.
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.
This Modal Minute shows how easy it is to navigate the display on ARGON8 and COBALT8 using the Push Encoders on either side of the display. It also explains the different interactive modes for the knob response displayed in the screen.