Modal Electronics updates Cobalt8 virtual analogue synths with six FM and AM algorithms

The brand have also added some workflow enhancements per user request.

Modal Electronics has rolled out a firmware update for its Cobalt virtual analogue synths, adding six new algorithms as well as workflow improvements suggested by its users.

Firmware update v1.1 – for the Cobalt8, Cobalt8M and Cobalt8X – adds six FM and AM oscillation models based on FM and AM oscillation models, along with dual controls for “precise sound sculpting capability”.

Meanwhile, workflow enhancements include a new Master Clock Mode for sending out MIDI clock data to compatible studio gear, improvements to arpeggiator sync and expression pedal behaviour and a slew of under-the-hood fixes.

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ModalAPP, the brand’s free sound editor for its hardware, has also been updated to version 2.7 and includes a host of “stability enhancements and performance improvements”.

See the full list of new algorithms, as listed by Modal Electronics, below:

  • FM Saw:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Sawtooth as the carrier and a Square as the modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • FM Square:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Square as both the carrier and modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • FM Tri:Square: Frequency Modulation using a Triangle as the carrier and a Square as the modulator with full control over FM Depth (A) and Modulator Frequency Ratio (B)
  • Noise AM Saw: Sawtooth Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)
  • Noise AM Square: Square Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)
  • Noise AM Tri: Triangle Wave amplitude modulated by a filtered noise source with full control over AM Depth (A) and Noise filter cutoff (B)

In MusicTech’s 9/10 review of the Cobalt8, we said: “The Cobalt series takes synthesis in an interesting direction, so if you like the idea of a good-quality and great-sounding hardware synth, these have plenty to catch the eye and the ear.”

Learn more at modalelectronics.com

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