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Has anyone had the chance to check out the Modal Cobalt8 synth?

I'm in the market for a compact virtual analog, and this seems to fit the bill.

The demos sound really nice; I was wondering if anyone had any hands-on experience with it...

Tom

Nord Electro 5D, Modal Cobalt 8, Yamaha upright piano, numerous plug-ins...

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Resurrecting this thread because I'm still considering either this or a Deepmind 12.

 

I'm looking for a small portable synth in this price range; I'd like to hear from anyone who owns either of these.

 

Pros and Cons? I'm less concerned with which sounds "better" as that is SO subjective; I'm just wondering overall impressions about either one.

 

Tom

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Nord Electro 5D, Modal Cobalt 8, Yamaha upright piano, numerous plug-ins...

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Just picked up a Modal Skulpt SE. Based on this experience, I have an interest in the Cobalt8, too. Sound On Sound published a good review of the Cobalt 8:

 

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/modal-electronics-cobalt-8

 

Their opinion -- "It"s not badass, edgy or intimidating, it"s more like a good pint, in good company down your favourite pub. It has such an upbeat and positive vibe that you come away smiling and feeling very pleased with yourself." -- is similar to the way I feel about the Skulpt SE. The SE is way cut down and is a module, so I'm hesitant to make too many comparisons. They are both VA -- the Cobalt8 just has more of everything (two oscillator groups, 34 algorithms, digital effects).

 

MODALapp is common to the whole synth line. It's stable and the UI is fairly intuitive. I've created a few patches from scratch and like working with it.

 

I would definitely consider a Cobalt8 in the long run.

 

-- pj

 

My comments about the Modal Skulpt SE: http://sandsoftwaresound.net/modal-skulpt-se-review/

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