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MO-COBALT5S

Modal Electronics COBALT5S Synthesiser 37-Key - 5-Voice Extended Virtual-Aanlogue Synth

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  • Product Information

    Founded on Modal Electronics’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture and housed in an ultra-portable go-anywhere footprint, the USB-powered COBALT5S is made-to-move and ready to spark your creativity wherever, and whenever inspiration strikes. Whether it’s a singularly authentic replication of classic analogue sounds, or the most contemporary leading-edge texture, COBALT5S’ extended virtual analogue sound engine delivers on all counts.

    COBALT5S takes inspiration from the iconic sound of it’s analogue forebears, transcending any and all limitations to take a leading edge synth architecture, truly mobile – from sultry basslines, to expansive, mutating beds and everywhere in between, COBALT5S is not just modeling run-of-the-mill analogue sounds, this is Beyond Analogue, Anywhere.

    Perform anywhere using a next-generation Extended Virtual-Analogue Synthesis engine

    Create everything from classic to cutting-edge sounds driven by 40 complex sophisticated algorithms and Modal’s morphable 4-pole Ladder Filter

    Experience a new level of performance with MPE support, an integrated Realtime/Step Sequencer and dual FX engines

    Express yourself with a 37-note compact-key bed with aftertouch, an intuitive X/Y/Z touch pad and 16 switched encoders

    Integrate COBALT5S into your existing setup or power it via USB for on-the-go use

    Access all synth functions via the free MODALapp, available on macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and AU/VST3

  • Specifications

    Polyphony

    • True 5 voice polyphonic

    MPE

    • Supports MPE-compatible MIDI controllers, allowing you to apply polyphonic control and expression to individual notes

    Oscillators

    • 40 high-resolution virtual-analogue oscillators, up to 8 per voice
    • Two independent and self-contained oscillator groups with sine, pulse, triangle, sawtooth waveforms, 40 different algorithms including: complex analogue synthesis techniques, built-in crossmodulation (SYNC, RM, and many more), PWM, smooth morphing between VA waves, bit crushing, filtered noise.
    • Extended Oscillator Drift

    Filter

    • 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance and four switchable configurations
    • Resonance and Balanced Filter Modes

    Modulation

    • Three dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or all three simultaneously including negative (reverse) versions for MOD and FILTER ENVs
    • Two LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global) with seven different shapes
    • Eight assignable modulation slots and four additional fixed modulation routings for common assignments with 11 modulation sources and 41 modulation destinations

    Sequencer and Arpeggiator

    • Polyphonic realtime sequencer with 512 notes and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally)
    • Polyphonic Step Sequencer with 64 steps, 5 notes per step, 4 lanes of Parameter-Lock style animation, Step Input mode, multiple playback modes including gate modes and rest function
    • Built-In sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability and up to 2048 steps before repeating

    FX

    • Two incredibly powerful independent and user-configurable stereo FX engines for Chorus and Stereo Delay

    User Memory

    • 300 patch memories, all fully editable; ships with 200 factory programs
    • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements
    • 4 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches

    Controls and Performance

    • Premium 37 compact-key keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch
    • 16 switched encoders support realtime CC message transmissions to other MIDI devices or DAWs
    • Five-axis X/Y/Z pressure-sensitive touchpad for pitch bend, mod wheel and/or modulation assignments
    • Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Stack 2, Unison 2, Unison 4
    • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes

    Inputs and Outputs

    • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS line outputs
    • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TRS headphone output
    • MIDI DIN In and Out
    • 3.5 mm / 1/8″ TS Analogue clock sync In and Out
    • Class compliant MIDI over USB connection
    • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS sustain pedal input

    Enclosure and Display

    • Durable polycarbonate enclosure
    • Monochrome OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing

    Power

    • Power: DC-9.0V – 1.5A centre-positive or USB-bus powered

    Editor Software

    • Free MODALapp software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
    • MODALapp can also be run within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with VST3 and AU versions available

    General

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 56.5 x 16.2, x 5.7 cm / 22.24” x 6.38” x 2.24”
    • Weight: 2.4 kg / 5.3 lbs
  • Warranty

    1 Year Warranty
  • Shipping & Delivery

    All orders over $50 will be automatically eligible for FREE Shipping Australia Wide, if you order is under $50 there will be a flat rate of $7.

    Belfield Music is well known for its top online customer service. We treat all online customers with the same excellent service we give to our in store customer. We will ensure that you receive all the support you need while your goods are in transit and ensure the goods arrive promptly. All of our shipments have tracking numbers available and we cover every single unit by our own shipping insurance.     

    Online orders are normally processed within 1-3 business days. Once processed, your order should take between 1-8 business days to arrive depending on your location. Please note that your order may take up to 10 business days to arrive from the day you place your order. 

    If it transpires that the product is out of stock due to a stock discrepancy and/or there will be a delay in shipment, we will contact you within 2 business days of placing your order and give you the option of waiting or cancelling your order. The products we advertise online should show if they are in stock or not. We do our best to keep the website stock count up to date, but there may be an occasional error.

    If you wish to utilize an Express Delivery Service to receive your item, please contact us for a shipping quote before you place your order at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.           

    Deliver is made during the hours from 8:00am till 5:30pm Monday to Friday. As such, please ensure you nominate an address which is capable of receiving goods during 8am and 5.30pm.  Given the restrictions on PO Box deliveries we cannot deliver larger sized items to a PO Box.

    If for any reason our selected carriers don't service your area we will contact you before processing your order if this applys to you.

    Returns Policy

    If you wish to return an item which is not damaged or faulty in any way and you have simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision, you must let us know within 7 days of receiving the item.  We will not agree to refund an item because you simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision if we have not been advised of your intention within 7 days of receiving your item. Once we have provided a return authority, it is the buyer’s responsibility to return the item, at their own costs within 30 days from original purchase. If the item is returned with any damage or alteration to its original packaging, we will refund the item subject to applying a minimum 15% restocking fee.  We will not refund the costs of the initial shipping charges.

    It is in Belfield Music best interests to keep our customers happy with their purchases. If you are not happy with your purchase, please talk to us first. We will always attempt to resolve any problems you may have as best we can. To contact us please email us at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.

Product Information

Product Information

Founded on Modal Electronics’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture and housed in an ultra-portable go-anywhere footprint, the USB-powered COBALT5S is made-to-move and ready to spark your creativity wherever, and whenever inspiration strikes. Whether it’s a singularly authentic replication of classic analogue sounds, or the most contemporary leading-edge texture, COBALT5S’ extended virtual analogue sound engine delivers on all counts.

COBALT5S takes inspiration from the iconic sound of it’s analogue forebears, transcending any and all limitations to take a leading edge synth architecture, truly mobile – from sultry basslines, to expansive, mutating beds and everywhere in between, COBALT5S is not just modeling run-of-the-mill analogue sounds, this is Beyond Analogue, Anywhere.

Perform anywhere using a next-generation Extended Virtual-Analogue Synthesis engine

Create everything from classic to cutting-edge sounds driven by 40 complex sophisticated algorithms and Modal’s morphable 4-pole Ladder Filter

Experience a new level of performance with MPE support, an integrated Realtime/Step Sequencer and dual FX engines

Express yourself with a 37-note compact-key bed with aftertouch, an intuitive X/Y/Z touch pad and 16 switched encoders

Integrate COBALT5S into your existing setup or power it via USB for on-the-go use

Access all synth functions via the free MODALapp, available on macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and AU/VST3

Specifications

Specifications

Polyphony

  • True 5 voice polyphonic

MPE

  • Supports MPE-compatible MIDI controllers, allowing you to apply polyphonic control and expression to individual notes

Oscillators

  • 40 high-resolution virtual-analogue oscillators, up to 8 per voice
  • Two independent and self-contained oscillator groups with sine, pulse, triangle, sawtooth waveforms, 40 different algorithms including: complex analogue synthesis techniques, built-in crossmodulation (SYNC, RM, and many more), PWM, smooth morphing between VA waves, bit crushing, filtered noise.
  • Extended Oscillator Drift

Filter

  • 4-Pole Morphable Ladder Filter with Resonance and four switchable configurations
  • Resonance and Balanced Filter Modes

Modulation

  • Three dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or all three simultaneously including negative (reverse) versions for MOD and FILTER ENVs
  • Two LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global) with seven different shapes
  • Eight assignable modulation slots and four additional fixed modulation routings for common assignments with 11 modulation sources and 41 modulation destinations

Sequencer and Arpeggiator

  • Polyphonic realtime sequencer with 512 notes and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally)
  • Polyphonic Step Sequencer with 64 steps, 5 notes per step, 4 lanes of Parameter-Lock style animation, Step Input mode, multiple playback modes including gate modes and rest function
  • Built-In sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability and up to 2048 steps before repeating

FX

  • Two incredibly powerful independent and user-configurable stereo FX engines for Chorus and Stereo Delay

User Memory

  • 300 patch memories, all fully editable; ships with 200 factory programs
  • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements
  • 4 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches

Controls and Performance

  • Premium 37 compact-key keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch
  • 16 switched encoders support realtime CC message transmissions to other MIDI devices or DAWs
  • Five-axis X/Y/Z pressure-sensitive touchpad for pitch bend, mod wheel and/or modulation assignments
  • Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Stack 2, Unison 2, Unison 4
  • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes

Inputs and Outputs

  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS line outputs
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TRS headphone output
  • MIDI DIN In and Out
  • 3.5 mm / 1/8″ TS Analogue clock sync In and Out
  • Class compliant MIDI over USB connection
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS sustain pedal input

Enclosure and Display

  • Durable polycarbonate enclosure
  • Monochrome OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing

Power

  • Power: DC-9.0V – 1.5A centre-positive or USB-bus powered

Editor Software

  • Free MODALapp software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
  • MODALapp can also be run within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with VST3 and AU versions available

General

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 56.5 x 16.2, x 5.7 cm / 22.24” x 6.38” x 2.24”
  • Weight: 2.4 kg / 5.3 lbs
Warranty

Warranty

1 Year Warranty
Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Delivery

All orders over $50 will be automatically eligible for FREE Shipping Australia Wide, if you order is under $50 there will be a flat rate of $7.

Belfield Music is well known for its top online customer service. We treat all online customers with the same excellent service we give to our in store customer. We will ensure that you receive all the support you need while your goods are in transit and ensure the goods arrive promptly. All of our shipments have tracking numbers available and we cover every single unit by our own shipping insurance.     

Online orders are normally processed within 1-3 business days. Once processed, your order should take between 1-8 business days to arrive depending on your location. Please note that your order may take up to 10 business days to arrive from the day you place your order. 

If it transpires that the product is out of stock due to a stock discrepancy and/or there will be a delay in shipment, we will contact you within 2 business days of placing your order and give you the option of waiting or cancelling your order. The products we advertise online should show if they are in stock or not. We do our best to keep the website stock count up to date, but there may be an occasional error.

If you wish to utilize an Express Delivery Service to receive your item, please contact us for a shipping quote before you place your order at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.           

Deliver is made during the hours from 8:00am till 5:30pm Monday to Friday. As such, please ensure you nominate an address which is capable of receiving goods during 8am and 5.30pm.  Given the restrictions on PO Box deliveries we cannot deliver larger sized items to a PO Box.

If for any reason our selected carriers don't service your area we will contact you before processing your order if this applys to you.

Returns Policy

If you wish to return an item which is not damaged or faulty in any way and you have simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision, you must let us know within 7 days of receiving the item.  We will not agree to refund an item because you simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision if we have not been advised of your intention within 7 days of receiving your item. Once we have provided a return authority, it is the buyer’s responsibility to return the item, at their own costs within 30 days from original purchase. If the item is returned with any damage or alteration to its original packaging, we will refund the item subject to applying a minimum 15% restocking fee.  We will not refund the costs of the initial shipping charges.

It is in Belfield Music best interests to keep our customers happy with their purchases. If you are not happy with your purchase, please talk to us first. We will always attempt to resolve any problems you may have as best we can. To contact us please email us at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.

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