Modal Mysteries: Increasing Ambition
Our First Modal Mystery Melody is based on a popular indie game that featured a soundtrack exclusively from UK-based indie label Ghostly Digital. One of Michna’s entries features a dreamy string pad with a long release tail and a touch of white noise, giving it a relaxed and airy mood. This episode features the build of that lead for COBALT8.
Other Modal Mysteries
Modal Minute – New Arp Play Modes for COBALT8 and ARGON8
COBALT8 v2 and ARGON8 v3 deliver new arp play modes to inspire your creativity. This Modal Minute gives you some ideas on how to use them.
Modal Minute – ARGON8 v3 Filter Types
This short video covers the new filter types added in the V3 firmware for ARGON8. The 4 new filter types are: Ladder, Ladder Hybrid, Ladder Phaser and Salen Key.
Modal Minute – Distortion FX on COBALT8 + ARGON8
This short video covers a new feature in the V3 firmware for ARGON8 and V2 firmware for COBALT8 – the new Distortion FX. They include 4 distortion algorithms, each with mono and stereo variants, Soft Clip, Hard Clip, Rectify and Fold.
Modal Minute – ARGON8 V3 Vintage Parameter
This short video covers one of the best new features in the V3 firmware for ARGON8 – the new Vintage parameter. It gives ARGON8 the ability to emulate discrete circuitry found in vintage polysynths.
Modal Minute – ARGON8 V3 Oscillator Freerun
One of the most significant new features for ARGON8 is Oscillator Freerun. This Modal Minute highlights this function.
Modal Quick Dive: COBALT8 Chorus (v2)
In this Quick Dive instalment, we'll be taking a closer look at the new "Chorus 2" effect, introduced with COBALT8 Firmware v1.4. Chorus 2 is plucked straight out of the COBALT5S, providing a great new tool to create a lush and dense synth sound.
Modal Mysteries: HyperLandia Bass
This episode of Modal Mysteries covers one of the biggest names in EDM; Joel Zimmerman, AKA Deadmau5, brings an epic blend of synthwave and progressive EDM in one of his recent tracks, "Hyperlandia feat. Foster the People." The Modal Mystery covers the club mix in particular. The simple yet effective synthwave bass shown on the COBALT5S is a textbook example of how easy and effective the COBALT series of synthesisers are. All synth elements in the mix were recreated using modal synths as well.
Modal Masters: Percussion and Effects with ARGON8
Get an in-depth look at some creative ways to make synthetic drums and percussion effects in your own productions. Using the fast workflow of the Modal App, we'll create some new sounds on the fly. We'll then take those sounds into Ableton and explore some effective ways to blend the percussion in with side-chain compression and Xfer LFO tool. This instalment is shown on an ARGON8 but also applies to other MODAL synths, like COBALT8 or COBALT5S.
Modal Minute #51 – Using COBALT5S’ Sustain Latch
In this Modal Minute, we show you how to get the most out of COBALT5S' Arpeggiator using Sustain Latch.
Modal Minute #50 – COBALT5S Arpeggiator
COBALT5S' programmable arpeggiator is a powerful feature to sketch out new ideas and to uplift your performances. We explain how easy it is to integrate it into your workflow.
Modal Minute #49 – Using a Sustain Pedal with COBALT5S
In this Modal Minute we talk you through connecting and configuring your Sustain Pedal with the all-new COBALT5S.
Modal Minute #48 – COBALT5 Effects
In this Modal Minute we talk you through COBALT5S' Dual FX engines and give you some tips on how to get the best out of them.
Modal Minute #47 – The COBALT5S X/Y/Z TouchPad
In this Modal Minute, we take a look at the all-new XYZ TouchPad on the COBALT5S.
Modal Minute #46 – COBALT5S Modulation Assignments
In this Modal Minute we take a look at UI Modulation Assignments on the all-new COBALT5S.
Modal Minute #45 – COBALT5S’ Pushbutton Encoders
In this Modal Minute we give you an overview of COBALT5S push-button encoders and the parameters they can be used to control.