Modal 001 (for sale)
The little duophonic (2 voice) brother of the Modal 002 got the very same sound features, but less keyboard range and less encoders. It a very portable synth in a sturdy all metal housing with leather side panels on the earlier versions, later thick black plastic.
This British synth got digital NOS oscillators (not based on fixed sample rate = less aliasing) and analog filters for its 2 voices.
All those knobs are endless encoders. The display is a coloured one. And the sound is the best of both worlds:
- It is sounding very analog when you use the normal PWM or sawtooth waveshapes and the filter in the 4pole mode.
- If you use one of the 51 digital waveshapes, the filter in the non 4-pole modes (see parameter "Slope") as 1-pole or bandpass filter it does sound very unique digital.
- And if you use the DeRez mode of the oscillators, you get some nice PPG wave like aliasing and crunch on the low end. See the MonoWave
Added also, is the feature to use the provided suboscillators of both oscillators not only with the typical square wave but also with the same waveshape as the oscillator itself. Some nice filter drive is added via a dedicated parameter in the mixer section. The transistor cascade filter got a unique Slope parameter to blend it from a 4-pole lowpass to 2 -pole bandpass to 1-pole lowpass. The envelopes are very well scaled to get fast timings and long sweeps in their range. Two LFOs are available. Added is also a multiple row 32 step sequencer, a parameter sequencer of several rows triggered per note (called "Animator") and an arpeggiator.
Of cause the used Fatar keybed is velocity and aftertouch sensitive.
And there is more then enough memory to store your sound and sequences and animations in one of the 9999 memory locations per type on board.