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Modal Electronics 001 Synthesizer

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The Modal Electronics 001 Hybrid Duo-Phonic Synthesizer is a 2 voice duo phonic and bi timbral synthesiser utilising the same voice architecture as its bigger brother 002.

This synth comes with two oscillators per voice with two sub oscillators, which can be switched from being either traditional square wave to having the same waveform as the main oscillator – in effect making four oscillators per voice.

Analogue / digital hybrid architecture uses NCOs for very high resolution, and very stable oscillators. Over 50 different waveforms, ranging from classic analogue sounds to more unique digital shapes can be shaped.

Modal Electronics designed 24dB per octave four pole transistor ladder filter, with some very unusual morphing characteristics or ‘polesweeping’, enabling transition from four pole through bandpass to one pole 6db per octave, or anywhere in between.

The 001 features a range of sequencing options – a built in 2 Track, 12 row, 32 step sequencer with MIDI sync capabilities. Sequences can also be transposed dynamically while running. A very highly featured arpeggiator with a wide range of different modes, including ‘hold’ mode, enabling arpeggiator-based sequences to be created is also on board this instrument.

The Modal Electronics Animator enables any control parameter on the 001 to be sequenced, enabling very complex filter transisitions, wave form changes and modulation matrix changes to be sequenced.

6 ‘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, making live performance a doddle.

The 001 features 3 different key modes (Polyphonic, Monophonic and Stack) and physically is constructed to a high quality using a premium FATAR semi-weighted three octave key mechanism with after-touch.

The main features of the Modal Electronics 001 Hybrid Duo-Phonic Synthesizer include:

  • 2 Voice Duo Phonic and Bi Timbral
  • 2 Oscillators per voice with 2 Sub oscillators
  • 24db per Octave four pole transistor ladder
  • Two LFOs with one per voice and one global
  • Arpeggiator
  • Ethernet Connectivity
  • high quality 4.3″ screen with wide viewing angle
  • 6 Quick Recall banks
  • 3 Key modes
  • Pure analogue 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) with FX available Q2 2015.
  • Two audio inputs enabling audio processing from the VCF onwards plus external MIDI in and out
  • XY joystick for performance controls – any control parameter can be assigned to any joystick axis (X+, X-, Y+, Y-)


  • Manufacturer: Modal electronics
  • Construction / Number of Keys: 37
  • Sound Generation: Analog
  • Arpeggiator: Yes
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Number of Knobs: 32
  • Number of Keys: 41
  • Pitchbend, Modwheel: Joystick
  • Display: Yes, Colour
  • Headphone Connection: Yes
  • Mounting Options: MIDI Step Sequencer
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • LINE IN: Yes
  • LINE OUT: Yes
  • Polyphony: 2
  • Power Supply: Adapter, internal
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