Last thing on Friday, Modal Electronics slipped out a a teaser shot of what looked like a new synthesizer. Shortly afterwards, they fully disclosed the new Craft Synth - a digital, build it yourself mono synth that is set to be in the stores in time for Christmas.
The new Craft Synth, is a two OSC subtractive mono synth that comes in a build it yourself kit - we're told it takes no longer than 10 minutes and requires no soldering or skills.
The 2 Oscillators feature Sine, Tri Saw, PWM, Noise and FM with an LFO with six destinations and an envelope into a mixer and Low pass Resonant filter. As well as a touch pad keyboard for instant gratification (programmable scales) and additional settings manipulation. The Craft Synth also has 16 patch locations and a class compliant USB connection - so you can drive this from your DAW, or iPad - we hear there is a editor coming too.
We have one at Sonic Towers and will be bringing you some more details soon. One thing we can say is that it sounds pretty good. Close your eyes and you forget that its a little thing.
Available mid December, priced at 79.99 UK pounds.
Sonic TALK regular guest Ty Unwin has had his hands on one and created this multi-track demo:
The Craft Synth is so fresh you won't find it on their website yet, but you can see it on the Gear4Music.com site (for pre-order) in the UK. US retailer to announced shortly.
Craft is available for order in the UK at Gear4Music.com (expected to arrive 14th December) at the tempting price of £79.99.
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