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MODALapp

MODALapp is a free sound editor for Modal Electronics hardware. It allows precise edits for all synthesis and performance features and to install the latest the firmware updates.

As a multi-platform app it is available for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Windows computers and Android mobile devices. The additional VST3 and AU plug-ins keep you in the flow while producing music with any compatible DAW software, like Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro X and others.

macOS

macOS 10.10 or above

Windows

Windows 8 or above

iOS

iOS 10 or above

Android

Android 6 or above

VST3/AU macOS

macOS 10.10 or above

VST3 Windows

Windows 8 or above

macOS, iOS and iPadOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is either a registered trademarks or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, registered in Europe and other countries. AU is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other trademarks cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Changelog

MODALapp v2.4.0 – MODALplugin v1.4.0 

ARGON8:

Features:

  • Complete overhaul to the sequencer section to accommodate the step sequencer. Animation lanes have been expanded to make control easier.
  • New delay modes have been added to the FX page
  • Chord invert has been added to the keyboard page. Chord button has been renamed Chord Latch to make a distinction between the two
  • New envelope types are now controllable via the drop down menu in the top right corner of each envelope section
  • Added ARGON8M and 8X variant manuals links
  • Desktop: The settings page split into two pages with some controls have been rearranged to better group relevant settings. New settings include MPE, Joystick calibration, Headphone level and Gain boost
  • Phone: The layouts have been overhauled to better group controls

Fixes:

  • Fixed clock source not being updated when changing from the panel
  • Prevented the argon update process from running in the background when performing another consecutive update of another product
  • Seq length and seq quantise controls now update correctly when changed directly from the front panel
  • Removed the preset modulation assignments from the selectable list for customisable modulation slots.
  • Fixed crash when resizing the app window down to small sizes when on the update UI
  • Added polychain to the settings page
  • Exporting a preset, then cancelling no longer causes the export window to reappear when loading a preset from the preset manager
  • Fixed mod slot enable / disable button states not being correct after refresh or ARGON connection
  • Phone: Fixed FX sliders occasionally appearing on the wrong page

SKULPT:

Fixes:

  • Midi channel is now properly updated in the settings section 

General:

  • Fixed crash on iOS devices when accessing the native bluetooth menu
  • Fixed crash then disconnecting a Modal device while receiving MIDI clock from a third party device

Fixes:

  • ARGON8 is now correctly identified as a modal device when using the report a problem button
  • ARGON8 can now be disconnected by right clicking the tab icon the same way that Skulpt Synth/Craft Synth 2.0 can be disconnected
  • Audio settings section resized to fit better on smaller resolution displays
  • Improved the reliability of ‘firmware timed out’ warning messages which would occasionally wrongly prompt a reflash
  • The report a problem button should work across a wider range of operating systems

ARGON8:

  • UI: Linked sequence moved to the top bar and restyled next to patch gain
  • UI: Keyboard octave controls added to the keyboard section
  • UI: Added arp/seq out and in oct offset controls to the settings section
  • UI: Added a sustain control to the keyboard section
  • UI: Switched the mod and pitch controls around on the keyboard section
  • UI: Added new aftertouch curve types to correspond with the new types introduced inv1.2 of the firmware
  • Bugfix: Changing the audio->fx setting on the unit no longer causes the app to crash in certain cases
  • Bugfix: LFO2 frequency sync rates have been corrected
  • Bugfix: Changed the Diode RM wavMod on the app to “Shaped RM”
  • Bugfix: Fixed text clipping off of the edges of buttons or being shortened to ‘…’ on lower resolution displays
  • Bugfix: Changing the midi channel from the app no longer breaks communication with between the app and the unit
  • Bugfix: Fixed mod slots displaying incorrect values on the app when a new source was selected that overlapped an existing mod slot combo
  • Bugfix: Changing audio->fx via the app no longer sends out the previous sysex message
  • Bugfix: Fixed joystick to pitchbend being set by the stored pitchbend out value on connection to the app
  • Bugfix: Stopped the patch/sequence/fx preset buttons from being clickable before their save buttons were pressed
  • Bugfix: Fixed LFO1 not displaying the frequency sync on/off title in certain cases
  • Bugfix: Fixed XYLock not being reset on a patch change

CS2:

  • Bugfix: Fixed the waveform slider not displaying the waveforms properly on Windows systems

Skulpt Synth:

  • Bugfix: Animation lane parameter sliders now correctly only send out on the end of a drag operation
  • UI: Added midi local and arp/seq out controls to the settings section
  • Support for Argon8 polyphonic wavetable synthesiser
  • Streamlined SKULPT synthesiser and CRAFTsynth 2.0 update process UI
  • Support for CRAFTsynth 2.0
  • Fixed network connection issue for Android 9
  • Fixed selection of “none” audio device on iOS

Features:

  • Audio / MIDI settings now stored between sessions- Control for SKULPT synthesiser sequencer quantise
  • Added right-click “Disconnect” option on SKULPT synth tabs on desktop platforms
  • Added Patch import and export feature to SKULPT Preset Page on desktop platforms
  • Added double-click to rename presets to the SKULPT Preset Page

Fixes:

  • SKULPT synth delay sync division slider fixes- Fixed SKULPT synth LFO sync division slider
  • Fixed issue with Craft Rhythm kit page mouse position
  • Modal device discovery improvements- SKULPT synth patch name length limiting when saving
  • Fixed midi forwarding bug when changing midi channel
  • Fixed SKULPT settings page text sizes
  • Fixed incorrect SKULPT synth OCT++ spread text value
  • Fixed issue with UI tabs getting out of sync when disconnecting a SKULPT, when multiple SKULPTs are connected
  • Fixed issue with SKULPT preset names being incorrect after doing a bank move from app to SKULPT

Features:

  • Audio / MIDI settings now stored between sessions
  • Control for SKULPT synthesiser sequencer quantise
  • Added right-click “Disconnect” option on SKULPT synth tabs on desktop platforms
  • Added Patch import and export feature to SKULPT Preset Page on desktop platforms
  • Added double-click to rename presets to the SKULPT Preset Page

Fixes:

  • SKULPT synth delay sync division slider fixes
  • Fixed SKULPT synth LFO sync division slider
  • Fixed issue with Craft Rhythm kit page mouse position
  • Modal device discovery improvements
  • SKULPT synth patch name length limiting when saving
  • Fixed midi forwarding bug when changing midi channel
  • Fixed SKULPT settings page text sizes
  • Fixed incorrect SKULPT synth OCT++ spread text value
  • Fixed issue with UI tabs getting out of sync when disconnecting a SKULPT, when multiple SKULPTs are connected
  • Fixed issue with SKULPT preset names being incorrect after doing a bank move from app to SKULPT
  • Support for the Modal Electronics SKULPT Synthesiser
  • Added option to enable / disable MIDI forwarding from non Modal Creator range devices
  • App name changed to “MODALapp”

Features:

  • Poly mode
  • Midi Panic
  • Incoming clock forwarding to Synth
  • CraftApp Virtual Midi port
  • Midi Device Refresh
  • Refined firmware update process

Fixes:

  • Improved Craft tab reliability
  • Bluetooth pairing menu- Improved device discovery reliability
  • Improved app data distribution
  • Filter graph and box slider performance optimised
  • Fixed bug where midi notes passing through the app would be interrupted by changing craft tabs