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[Musikmesse] New Modal 008 analog synth

Modal Electronics introduces three new hardware synths at Musikmesse today, including the 008 polyphonic analog model.

Let’s start with the 008 then, an 8-voices hardware synthesizer equipped with digitally-controlled but fully analog oscillators.


  • 8 voices of polyphony with an analog architecture
  • 2 analog VCOs per voice and two sub-oscillators, with sawtooth, triangle, square with PWM and noise wave forms ; ability to blend the waveforms to create complex shapes
  • Multimode filter with 16 types, including low-pass, band-pass and high-pass as well as notch, phase and combinations
  • Filter overdrive
  • Oscillator and filter frequency modulation
  • 2 LFOs with multiple waveforms and MIDI sync
  • 11 modulation sources and unlimited destinations
  • 2-track, 12 row and 32 step-sequencer with 16 step time edit buttons, dynamic transpose and MIDI sync
  • Arpeggiator with multiple modes (including Hold) that allows for creating arpeggiated sequences
  • Modal Electronics Animator to sequence any control parameter on the 008 to create, for instance, complex filter transitions, waveform shape and modulation matrix changes
  • Ethernet port for firmware updates and access to Modul Cloud features
  • Keyboard Split and Layer thanks to bi-timbrality
  • 4.3” display with instantaneous display of the control values touched by the user
  • Ultra fast (1ms) VCF and VCA envelope generators
  • Polyphony, monophony, unison and Stack modes
  • 5-octave semi-weighted FATAR keyboard with aftertouch
  • XLR/TRS combos and D-Sub outputs
  • 2 audio inputs
  • XY Joystick
  • Expression and sustain pedal inputs
  • Optional Digital output card to USB with effects (expected Q2, 2015)

The Modal 008 should be available this Summer. More info at