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Modal Electronics Easy-Assembly Digital Monophonic Synthesizer Kit

Modal CRAFTsynth is a digital monophonic synthesizer kit which can be assembled in less than 10 minutes without any need to solder. For a small-format synth kit, CRAFTsynth has some advanced features usually found only in much higher-priced synths. CRAFTsynth features two oscillators per voice, sine, triangle, saw, pulse width modulation, noise, FM and an LFO with six destinations including VCA amplitude, filter cutoff and PWM. Don't let the size of this synth fool you into thinking it sounds small — it certainly does not!

  • Monophonic DSP-based self-assembled synthesizer requires no soldering or electronics skills, tools or knowledge
  • Two oscillators per voice
  • Mixer stage for oscillator levels
  • Unison/spread mode that splits the oscillators into four separate sub-oscillators per oscillator, giving you a total of eight oscillators that are detunable for a huge sound
  • LFO with six destinations: VCA amplitude, filter cutoff, FM amount, OSC mix, PWM amount, pitch/frequency
  • Four LFO waveforms, each invertible
  • LFO auto-syncs to MIDI clock if present
  • Resonant lowpass filter with state variable bandpass and lowpass also possible through the CRAFTapp software editor
  • 16 recallable EG presets for ease of use
  • 16 patch storage locations
  • Playable touch panel interface with five note keys plus controls for scale and glide time
  • Delay and distortion (wavehsaping overdrive, not bitcrushing) effects
  • Class compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer or tablet
  • Headphone and line output
  • Powered by USB or optional Adafruit 727 AAA battery pack (sold separately)

Easy self-assembly
Modal CRAFTsynth monophonic synthesizer kit allows you to build up the synthesizer from five separate boards, with its simple design making it easy to assemble. The assembly process requires no soldering, tools or specialist knowledge: everything you need comes straight out of the box and the pieces slot together with ease. You can assemble the synthesizer within 10 minutes!

Powerful monophonic performance
The CRAFTsynth voice features two oscillators with a range of controls for in-depth manipulation such as detune and fine detune for OSC2 as well as a selection of different waveforms including sine, triangle, saw, PWM, noise and FM (OSC2 modulates pitch of OSC1). This versatile range of controls allows you to sculpt your own synth sounds with ease. The LFO offers six destinations in total, including VCA amplitude, filter cutoff, FM amount, OSC mix, PWM amount and pitch/frequency. This wide range of parameters allows you to create your own sounds with extreme precision, giving you in-depth control over every part of the sound. There is also a mixer stage for OSC levels, allowing you to further edit your sound for added depth and clarity. The unison/spread mode splits the oscillators into four separate sub-oscillators per oscillator, virtually expanding your synth to a total of eight oscillators that are also detunable for a massive sound. Modal CRAFTsynth is also fully USB class compliant, allowing it to be controlled by a wide range of popular DAWs and offering seamless integration for your favorite programs and applications with no need for drivers.

LFOs and presets
Modal CRAFTsynth features four LFO waveforms — sine, triangle, saw and square — with each being invertible for added versatility. This range of LFO options allows you to create everything from atmospheric pads to in-your-face leads and more. The resonant lowpass filter can become state variable when using the companion CRAFTapp. CRAFTapp also allows you to get in-depth with your synthesis, giving you the ability to control custom envelopes, lowpass filters and more.

Intuitive layout
The intuitive layout of Modal CRAFTsynth places everything you need right at your fingertips. The eight front panel potentiometers offer unparalleled editing control with two pages of editing functionality, allowing you to control parameters with precision. CRAFTsynth also features 16 patch storage locations (expandable through CRAFTapp) as well as 16 recallable EG presets for ease of use (full editing available via CRAFTapp). The playable touch panel interface features five note keys plus controls for scale and glide time. The keys are clearly labeled with their primary functions, giving you the ability to change between scales and more. Delay and distortion effects are also included for adding harmonics and texture to your sound. Headphone and line output are included for direct monitoring as well as outputting CRAFTsynth to speakers and other audio devices. The synthesizer itself is powered via a USB cable or an optional AA battery pack.

More Information
Manufacturer Modal Electronics
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories  
Analog/Digital Digital
Number of Keys None
Weighted Keys N/A
Key Action n/a
Aftertouch N/A
Speakers n/a
Programs/Presets 16
Voices of Polyphony Monophonic
Oscillators per Voice 2
Multitimbral N/A
Effects Delay and distortion
Sequencer n/a
Sampling n/a
Internal Storage Capacity n/a
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator No
USB Port (to Host) N/A
USB Flash Drive Port (to Device) N/A
Audio Inputs n/a
Audio Outputs 1/4" line and headphone outputs
Control Connections n/a
Onboard Controllers n/a
Expansion n/a
Width N/A
Depth N/A
Height N/A
Product Weight N/A
Unique Features Easy assembly with no soldering required

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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