Modal Electronics 002R(8) Eight Voice Digital/Analogue Hybrid Synth
The Modal Electronics 002R(8) packs an 8 voice version of the powerful sound engine from the 002 synth into a 3U rack unit, perfect for studios with limited space or as an expander for the 002 or 001.
- 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
- Eight 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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Flying in the face of desktop synth mania, Modal Electronics opted to take the power and flexibility of 002 and — after an astronomical amount of design work — repackage it into an industry-standard 3U rack-mountable form factor. Why? Well, simply speaking, there's too much 'technology' inside 002 — no fewer than 11 circuit boards! — to make a desktop version. The very nature of discrete analogue circuitry simply wouldn't allow for it, in other words.
The 002R(8) provides eight voices of 002 sound — perfect for those on a tight budget, or perhaps wanting it to act as an eight-voice expander for an existing 002 or 001. The 002R(8) is fully patch compatible with 002, offering all of its fanciful features — not least an amazing analogue/digital hybrid voice architecture with eight voices of polyphony. Voices can be played in unison or 'stacked' for more complex timbres. The 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. Performance-wise, an advanced Arpeggiator abounds with multiple modes and features to musically die for.
Front panel access to all the key features needed for studio and live usage are all present and accounted for — for example, Quick Recall of preferred presets and instant part Select (in multitimbral mode). Modal Electronics' proprietary Quick Navigate functions allow any edit page, parameter on a page, and associated values to be instantly edited using the three 'macro' keys.
Key to accessing the underlying power of 002R(8) really becomes readily apparent, however, when using 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 002R(8)'s functions via its Ethernet connection... no need for a plug-in! Indeed, Internet- connectivity for straightforward software updates is a breeze, as will be accessing additional features from Modal Cloud.
Featuring the same high-quality constructed chassis as its keyboard-based brother, 002, 002R(8) also includes a back panel-positioned 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). Again, as is the case with both 002, 002R(8) includes 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!
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