Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

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Russell Grand
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1941 posts since 22 May, 2017

Post Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:13 pm

This synth looks interesting. Seems there's a lot more going on with it than meets the eye. Great price too.

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4 posts since 12 Apr, 2019

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:03 pm

What's with all this stupid trolling in the HARDWARE group?

Picked up the CraftSynth 2 and the sounds this puts out are what I would describe as lush. You can get a very warm tone here. If you come up with a harsh digital sound, you can smooth it right out if you want. I've gone through all the banks, and the presets are mostly all decent. I've come up with some great sounding melodies already with it. Mono vs Poly? I've never run into an issue with *needing* poly yet. Many synths have a quasi osc/polyphonic chord mode if I ever need it.

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8549 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:06 pm

Don't worry, it's just Dave putting on his cranky pants. The fact that he chooses DUNE to compare Craft Synth 2 to is, I think, reasonable in terms of how good it sounds.
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:16 pm
my pc doesnt have built in speakers, i use an amp and speakers, but i could plug headphones into either
As can I with any of my hardware. The Roland Boutique stuff has built-in speakers but it wasn't anything I found useful.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), Behringer QX1002USB, Cubase, DUNE, Hive, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Substance, Arcsyn, Synthmaster One, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft Synth 2.0

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KVRian
1317 posts since 26 Jun, 2002 from London, UK

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:31 pm

Just bought one. I'm looking forward to going through the osc modifiers. Thanks for pointing out BONES!
Wavetables for DUNE2/3, Blofeld, IL Harmor, Hive and Serum etc: http://charlesdickens.neocities.org/
£10 for lifetime updates including wavetable editor for Windows.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/markholt

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8549 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:39 pm

Enjoy! Don't forget to download the app, too.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), Behringer QX1002USB, Cubase, DUNE, Hive, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Substance, Arcsyn, Synthmaster One, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft Synth 2.0

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KVRian
1317 posts since 26 Jun, 2002 from London, UK

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:54 am

Already done. It's a shame you can't have an interface to look at without any gear connected.
Wavetables for DUNE2/3, Blofeld, IL Harmor, Hive and Serum etc: http://charlesdickens.neocities.org/
£10 for lifetime updates including wavetable editor for Windows.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/markholt

cytospur
KVRian
1317 posts since 26 Jun, 2002 from London, UK

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Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:33 pm

It arrived today. It came with the case you mentioned. It's absolutely fantastic. Thanks again BONES!
Wavetables for DUNE2/3, Blofeld, IL Harmor, Hive and Serum etc: http://charlesdickens.neocities.org/
£10 for lifetime updates including wavetable editor for Windows.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/markholt

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KVRAF
3802 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

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Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:14 pm

Yup, irrespective of the software vs hardware debate, there is still no software that beats the feel of real hardware in your hands, it’s nice to use things that aren’t ‘virtual’ sometimes and it isn’t something you can tally on a spreadsheet of pro’s and con’s, it’s just how it makes you feel.
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8549 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:35 pm

I disagree. This thing is a lot more like a module than a proper synth and every knob has three different functions. There is a lot of compromise involved in terms of the hardware. It's using it with the software editor and playing it with a MIDI controller that gives the best experience. Knob per parameter synths like Monologue, Minilogue and the Roland Boutiques did nothing for me compared to these Modal beasties. I expect Trueno to take that to an even higher level.
cytospur wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:33 pm
It arrived today. It came with the case you mentioned. It's absolutely fantastic. Thanks again BONES!
Lucky bastard! They told me there were no cases left.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), Behringer QX1002USB, Cubase, DUNE, Hive, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Substance, Arcsyn, Synthmaster One, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft Synth 2.0

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KVRian
1317 posts since 26 Jun, 2002 from London, UK

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:48 pm

It's second hand, so presumably one of the original Kickstarter batches.
Wavetables for DUNE2/3, Blofeld, IL Harmor, Hive and Serum etc: http://charlesdickens.neocities.org/
£10 for lifetime updates including wavetable editor for Windows.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/markholt

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338 posts since 10 Oct, 2011

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voidhead23
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173 posts since 5 Jan, 2018 from Beijing, PRC

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:14 am

Dude, thanks for pointing this out. This sounds great, is cheap and would be great to travel with (which is a big deal for me atm). Where did you buy one?

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8549 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Modal Craft Synth 2 is Out

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:47 pm

I got it from StoreDJ here in Sydney. If you want something even more portable, have a look at Trueno. Trueno plus your tablet/laptop and a Roli Lightpad Block would be a great portable set-up for when you're traveling.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), Behringer QX1002USB, Cubase, DUNE, Hive, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Substance, Arcsyn, Synthmaster One, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft Synth 2.0

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