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Modal COBALT5S Synthesizer

Modal COBALT5S Synthesizer

Modal Electronics has added to the COBALT Series with the new COBALT5S five-voice extended VA synthesizer . The USB-powered synth fuses Modal Electronics ’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture with an ultra-portable footprint .
The COBALT5S ’ features built-in MPE support , 16 quick-access smooth rotary switch encoders , a premium 37-note compact-key keybed with aftertouch , and an ultra-responsive X / Y / Z Touchpad for pitch bend , mod wheel , and / or modulation assignments . Rounding out the controls is a comprehensive realtime / step sequencer with four animation lanes alongside a built-in programmable arpeggiator . Like all Modal synthesisers , the COBALT5S is fully compatible with the free MODALapp , the gateway to editing and preset management .
Featuring five true polyphonic voices , two independent algorithm groups , and up to eight oscillators per voice , musicians , sound designers , and producers are armed with a large palette of sound . This is combined with 40 complex algorithms , including Sync , Ring Modulation , Waveform Morphng , and many more .
For more information , contact YSL Pro : 416-867-9000 , yslpro @ yorkville . com , www . yslpro . com . CANADIAN MUSICIAN 73