Modals Craftsynth 2.0 is the solid body successor to their very popular kit synth Craft Synth 1.0. Promoted and funded through Kickstarter Craft Synth 2.0 smashed its initial goal and is part of a line of new synths from the small British born firm looking to inject excitement and innovation into an already dizzying synth world. The Craft Synth 2.0 packs a lot more punch than its predecessor and for the size and price is brimming with features.
The CraftSytnth 2.0 has 8 oscillators utilising 40 unique waveforms which are split into 8 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets. You have the ability to morph between virtual analogue, digital and generative waveforms. Craftsynth 2.0 has waveforms taken from the Modal’s flagship Synth 002’s NCO oscillators.
Front panel fun
There are 16 modifiers that can affect the 8 oscillators including Frequency/Phase Modulation, Hard/Window Sync, Ring / Amp Modulation, Derez/Bitcrush, Wavefolders and Waveshapers. There are 3 separate envelope generators for Filter, Amp and Modulation and 2 individual LFO's.
Portable, Powerful and Petit
The CraftSynth 2.0 is a USB powered mini goliath, capable of much more than its tiny frame portrays. The Craftsynth 2.0 can be controlled via the ModalApp which can be sued across all platforms including Mac/PC and Ios/Android. The rear panel has both MIDI in/Out, class-compliant MIDI to USB, line out and a headphone hack. The unit can be powered by 3 x AA batteries. The CraftSynth 2.0 is an ideal entry-level synth for someone looking to dip their toe in the synth world.
Manufacturer Modal Model CRAFTsynth 2.0 Dimensions 150 x 135 x 68mm Weight 0.3kg Keyboard 8-keys Monophonic Sound Generation Digital sound generator Oscillators 8 Oscillator Sequencer Sequencer arpeggiator
Controls Button & Dial encoders CONNECTORS
Input/Output connectors Headphone jack (Stereo phone jack) SYNC SYNC In/Out MIDI MIDI In/Out Power Supply USB or 3xAA
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