Modal made a name for themselves a few years back with the release of the 002 hybrid poly synth, which is absolutely an amazing instrument for anyone lucky enough to own one, but priced out of reach of many musicians. In July 2018, Modal announced
Modal Electronics have announced SKULPT SE, an updated version of their compact 4-voice virtual analogue polysynth.
Hot off their recent ARGON8 feature update, Modal Electronics have given their SKULPT Virtual Analog desktop synth a similar treatment with Firmware 2.0. Top of the new feature list is MPE support as we saw with the ARGON8 2.0 update and SKULPT’s 8-oscillator per-voice architecture
Modal Electronics have established a strong reputation for their range of powerful digital synthesizers. They also continue to support their product line through a variety of free content such as live streamed tutorials, and of course patch libraries. These serve as a valuable source of creative
CRAFTsynth 2.0 is a monophonic wavetable synthesiser from Modal Electronics and shares the same form factor as their SKULPT synthesiser. Craft is considerably smaller and cheaper than SKULPT, but sounds dramatically different. There’s really nothing else that sounds like it anywhere near this price point.
MODAL Electronics has just announced the appointment of CMI Music & Audio as their Australian distributor. This is awesome news for those who’ve been following the progress of MODAL, and we’re super excited to get our hands on MODAL’s innovative SKULPT and the new CRAFT Synth
Most synthesizers these days seem to fall into (at least) one of three categories: subtractive, wavetable, or sample based. So what’s the difference between these categories, and are they all mutually exclusive? Let’s investigate and try to find out. For simplicity’s sake, let’s generalize and
As part of the 20-day Curiocity Brisbane festival, Noisegate’s very own synthesiser wizard and Ableton Certified Trainer Tristan Malloch will be hosting a pop-up workshop called The Art of Synthesis. The Art of Synthesis explores the origins of electronic musical instruments, and gets hands on
It’s been an incredible ten years for synthesiser enthusiasts. A fairly niche area of the musical instruments market has absolutely exploded with exciting products thanks to the home studio revolution, the analogue synth renaissance and a new fascination with hands-on music gadgets. As we round