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Modal Electronics 001 2-Voice Duophonic Synthesizer


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Modal Electronics 37-Key Duophonic Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer with Sequencer

Modal 001 is a 2-voice analog/digital hybrid synthesizer. It features two high-resolution NCO oscillators per voice plus two sub oscillators, a Modal-designed four-pole transistor ladder filter with real analog morphing, VCA, two LFOs, two modulation matrices and a very powerful sequencer and arpeggiator.

The hardware has been manufactured with high-quality components: a FATAR semi-weighted three-octave key mechanism with aftertouch, white metal case, aluminum turned encoders and a high-quality 4.3" LCD screen.

Among the many connections, Modal 001 features an ethernet port to connect your synth to your network and enable updates via the internet (no need for MIDI sysex dumps!) and also to access the Modal cloud features and HTML web user interface.

  • Two oscillators per voice with two sub oscillators that can be switched between having a traditional square wave and having the same waveform as the main oscillator, in effect making four oscillators per voice.
  • Analog/digital hybrid architecture uses NCOs for very high resolution and stable oscillators. Over 50 different waveforms are available, ranging from classic analog sounds to more unique digital shapes.
  • Modal Electronics-designed 24dB per octave four-pole transistor ladder filter with some very unusual morphing characteristics or 'polesweeping,' enabling continuous transition from four pole through bandpass to one pole 6db per octave.
  • Two LFOs, one per voice and one global.
  • Extensive modulation options.
  • Built-in 2-track, 12-row, 32-step sequencer with MIDI sync capabilities. Sequences can also be transposed dynamically while running.
  • Powerful arpeggiator with a wide range of different modes including 'hold' mode, enabling arpeggiator-based sequences to be created.
  • Modal Electronics Animator enables any control parameter on the 001 to be sequenced, enabling very complex filter transitions, wave form changes and modulation matrix changes to be sequenced.
  • Ethernet port to connect your 001 to your network and enable updates via the internet and access to Modal Electronics cloud features.
  • Superb UI, a great departure from typical synthesizers, featuring a high quality 4.3" screen with wide viewing angle. Display is context sensitive such that the parameters of any control knob touched by the user are immediately displayed.
  • Eight 'quick recall banks' are accessible directly from the front panel, enabling performing musicians to get rid of their set sheets and build set lists of presets, sequences and animations, all quickly accessible from dedicated front panel buttons. Up to ten banks of quick recalls can be created, a boon for live performance applications.
  • VCF and VCA envelope generators.
  • Three key modes: polyphonic, monophonic and stack.
  • High-quality construction featuring a premium FATAR semi-weighted three-octave key mechanism with aftertouch.
  • Most voice control parameters are accessible from a well-designed and intuitive front panel that follows a traditional synthesizer workflow.
  • Pure analog signal path from the oscillators onwards, no digital conversion.
  • 4 CV inputs and 4 CV outputs.
  • Optional digital output board providing multi-voice outputs over USB (class compliant).
  • Two external audio inputs enabling audio processing from the VCF onwards plus external MIDI in and out.
  • X/Y joystick for performance controls. Any control parameter can be assigned to any joystick axis (X+, X-, Y+, Y-).
More Information
Manufacturer Modal Electronics
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer (3) Power Cables: 1 US, 2 international
Ethernet Cable
Analog/Digital Hybrid
Number of Keys 37
Weighted Keys Semi-Weighted
Key Action Semi-weighted with aftertouch
Aftertouch Yes
Speakers n/a
Programs/Presets 10,000
Voices of Polyphony 2
Oscillators per Voice 2 plus Sub
Multitimbral 2 parts
Effects n/a
Sequencer Built-in 2-track, 12-row, 32-step sequencer
Sampling n/a
Internal Storage Capacity n/a
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out, Thru
Audio Inputs Dual stereo 1/4" TS inputs for processing external sources through VCF and VCA
Audio Outputs
  • Dual stereo 1/4" TRS jacks for main output
  • (4) 1/4" CV outputs
Control Connections (4) 1/4" CV inputs
Onboard Controllers Modulation joystick
Expansion Optional digital output board for multi-voice output over USB and MIDI over USB (sold separately)
Width 22"
Depth 15.75"
Height 4.75"
Product Weight 20 lbs.
Unique Features
  • High-quality screen for parameter display
  • Ethernet port to connect 008 directly to your network and Modal Electronics cloud features

Modal Electronics Ltd. Limited Warranty

One year Parts and Labor on all Modal Electronics Ltd. products. Warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.

The following are not covered: damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, product modification or neglect; damage occurring during shipment; damage from failure to follow instructions contained in the instruction manual; damage resulting from unauthorized repairs; or damage caused by improper installation; or damage caused by AC power overvoltage conditions.

Modal Electronics Ltd.'s liability is limited to the repair or replacement, at its option, of any defective product and shall not include incidental or consequential damages. Modal Electronics Ltd. reserves the right to replace a discontinued model with a comparable model. Any replacement units or parts may be new or rebuilt.

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