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Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:12 am
by meatballfulton
Confirmed:

001 two voice version of the 002 polysynth, $1995 in USA :o

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002R rack version 8-) 8-) 8-) 8 or 12 voices, multitimbral :dancer: $2,595, $2,995

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008 eight voice analog polysynth :shock: :shock: :shock: :yahoo: price TBD

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I can see a huge bullseye being painted on Dave Smith's back...

Modal website

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:58 am
by Gianni
According to Matrixsynth, price for the 008 is $5495.

http://www.matrixsynth.com/2015/04/moda ... -mini.html

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:05 am
by commodorejohn
$5500? Ouch. I suppose it's got an extra octave and another two voices over the P6, but at that price I'd just wait for a good deal on a Jupiter-8...nice feature set, though.

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:37 am
by Hybrid88
Woah, that analog poly looks nice, is it black and white pics though or is that how it is because it looks kinda darth vader? Really like the layout though, I mean how many analog polys have a decent screen on them?

Also a 2-voice digital synth?!? Damn. I like the look of it but at that price and that limitation I just can't see the market myself.

Can't wait to hear that poly though :)

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:24 am
by purveyor2
This is great news. Played the 002 at noisebug it does sound fantastic. $5200 is ridiculous but I think it's based on old conversion rates. Looking at the euro pricing the 002 should cost 4k usd, which is consistent with the listed 001 and 002r pricing. I will probably grab a 001 for only $500 more than a sub 37 - a bargain in my book. The build quality is beyond reproach. That black beast may require donating a kidney, but I'm willing to consider it.

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:44 am
by Bitexion
He can't go for Dave Smith's throat when his synths are twice as expensive ^^ You'd have to donate your testicles to science to afford the 8-voice.

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:33 am
by sneakthief
commodorejohn wrote:$5500? Ouch. I suppose it's got an extra octave and another two voices over the P6, but at that price I'd just wait for a good deal on a Jupiter-8...nice feature set, though.

There are no more good deals on JP-8s... some are pushing over $10k these days.

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:10 am
by Bitexion
I think you'll be waiting till the cows come home in that case. The last JP-8 I saw was $8500

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:01 am
by Hybrid88
Bitexion wrote:He can't go for Dave Smith's throat when his synths are twice as expensive ^^ You'd have to donate your testicles to science to afford the 8-voice.
To be fair people have been willing to pay far more for flaky old vintage synths for quite a while now, as much as I love them, I can see a market for this for sure.

The Andromeda wasn't exactly chump change when it came out either. :geek:

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:53 am
by SpiralMind
The 008 looks phenomenal!

I wonder if they'll release a 007...

Speaking of numbers, have the model numbers been explained? Or is it obvious?

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:23 am
by meatballfulton
Bitexion wrote:You'd have to donate your testicles to science to afford the 8-voice.
I wouldn't have to donate, but I'm still not buying ;)

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:26 pm
by commodorejohn
Bitexion wrote:I think you'll be waiting till the cows come home in that case. The last JP-8 I saw was $8500
Okay, make it an OBXa. Point is, yikes.

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:01 pm
by Bitexion
The Andromeda cost about the same when it came out as the Prophet08 and the big Yamaha Motif synths do now.
The Nordlead 3 was also at the same price as a new A6.

But Alesis was a pretty big brand with DJ equipment and speakers already, guess they had more funding for a crazy synth project than the Modal guys do.

And A6 has 16 analog voices with 2 separate filters and 2 VCOs for each voice. Granted, the guys who created that monster were madmen, but they did it anyway :) They didn't cut ANY corners.

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:30 pm
by spock
My friend has an 002 and I can vouch for it certainly having "the sound". It's also beautifully designed and constructed. Well worth the money, and a 2-voice is an ideal route to that sound, cheaper and more compact, making a nice alternative to a TVS-1 atop your Mellotron 8-)

We are truly blessed living in this age of wonderful new analogues :D

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:52 pm
by meatballfulton
Bitexion wrote:They didn't cut ANY corners.
Except QC :banghead: