Modal Electronics 001 Digital/Analogue Hybrid 2 Voice Synth
The Modal Electronics 001 is a true duophonic analogue synth featuring two voices from their acclaimed 002.
- NCO oscillators offer traditional waveforms with a range of digital tones as well
- Fully analogue signal path after the oscillator section
- Rich sounding and versatile analogue transistor ladder filter
- 2 discrete voices with multi timbral operation
- Extensive modulation options, all accessible from the front panel
- 2 track, 12 row, 32 step sequencer and highly featured arpeggiator
- Ethernet port to enable updates and access to Modulus Cloud features
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Unlike other instrument designs that claim to be two-voice affairs, the Modal 001 is a true two-part multitimbral, duophonic synthesiser. Simply speaking, it takes the power and flexibility of 002 to deliver two, fully-featured 002 voices in a compact casing that feels as good to the touch as the good looks that it inherits from its bigger-sized sibling. Speaking of which, its FATAR TP/9 three-octave, velocity-sensitive key mechanism with aftertouch is a joy to play — just like the five-octave version found on 002. Many modern music styles may not necessarily need 12-note polyphony, but make no mistake: 001 is a synth soloist's dream machine... and a sound designer's dream come true!
Taking a technical trip beneath its beautifully-designed bonnet, each of those two voices has two 002 NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators) — Osc1 and Osc2, combining to enable exceptionally high resolution and stability with wide-ranging waveform selections — with two 002 sub-oscillators, each capable of following those primary NCOs to effectively enable four oscillators per voice. Thereafter, the true pure analogue ladder VCF (Voltage-Controlled Filter) features Modal Electronics' unique filter Slope mode, making hardware morphing of the filter through a range of modes a breeze to work with and delight to listen to.
Thanks to Modal Electronics' impressively innovative OS with the same 4.3-inch full-colour, context-sensitive display to die for found on the 002, Modal Electronics' proprietary Animator allows for monumental modulation flexibility, bringing 12 animated 'rows' of parameter sequencing into productive play. Speaking of sequencing, the onboard Sequencer supplies two tracks of 32 steps, each with up to 12 notes/parameters, providing polyphonic part playback.
Moreover, like its 002 bigger brother, 001 is Internet-connectable for straightforward software updates, as well as additional features from Modal Cloud. Similarly, 001 fully supports the Modal Web interface... use any HTML5-compatible web browser — Chrome, Firefox, Safari, et al — on any platform that supports a browser — desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet — for full control and editing of 001's functions via its Ethernet connection... no need for a pesky plug-in!
Focusing, briefly, back on hardware, 001 features the same solid steel chassis construction as 002, sharing the same stunningly-finished colour scheme to compliment a perfect pairing — polysynth and 'solo' synth, perform together in perfect harmony! Here can be found four fully-assignable CV (Control Voltage) In(puts) and four CV Out(puts) that can capably control any 001 destination while two — Left and Right — Audio In(puts) permit processing of external audio using 001's amazing-sounding analogue filter stage. Meanwhile, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) In, Out, and Thru connections are all present and, of course, correct, as is an internal, worldwide — 60 Watts | 100 - 240V | 50 - 60Hz — auto-sensing Power supply with IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) mains inlet — no wobbly 'wall wart' hiding here, thanks very much! An expansion slot — for forthcoming fanciful digital expansion card accommodation, providing two channels of 24-bit/192kHz Audio Out(put) over USB into its user's favourite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) — also resides here.
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Condition New On demo in store No Keyboard Type Synth Number of keys 37 Keyboard Action Semi-Weighted
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