Modal Electronics Modulus.002 61-key Analog/Digital Hybrid 12-voice Synthesizer

61-key 12-voice Synthesizer with Semi-weighted Keys, 2 Oscillators Per Voice, Step Sequencer, Low- and High-pass Filters, and Arpeggiator
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Modal Electronics Modulus.002 61-key Analog/Digital Hybrid 12-voice Synthesizer
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Digital Power with Analog Sound

Modal Electronics' Modulus.002 12-voice polysynth is an analog/digital hybrid keyboard synthesizer that bridges the gap between analog sound and digital convenience. Providing you twelve discrete voices of polyphony with the option of full multi-timbrality, you can play split keyboard parts or build a densely layered soundscape. The 002 features two NCOs and an LFO for each voice along with two sub-oscillators with individually variable waveforms that essentially give you four oscillators per voice. Add to those a global LFO, a range of modulation options, easy navigation, and semi-weighted keys with expressive aftertouch, and the Modal Electronic Modulus.002 synthesizer becomes the clear choice for an electronic musician who wants to evolve with the music-making landscape.

Modal Electronics Modulus.002 12-voice Polysynth at a Glance:
  • The precision of digital with analog sound
  • A synthesizer with the power of the Cloud
  • Powerful and flexible sequencing capabilities
  • Flexible input and output options
  • Premium construction for years of use
The precision of digital with analog sound

The 002's analog/digital hybrid nature provides 12 discrete voices of polyphony with full multi-timbrality for great analog sound born of digital precision. Each voice has two NCOs (Numerically Controlled Oscillators) that provide super-high resolution, stability, and vast amounts of waveforms to choose from. Add to the NCOs two sub-oscillators that you can switch from square wave to match the waveform of the main NCO, essentially giving you four oscillators per voice - the potential soundscapes you can build are limitless. A distinct ladder filter shifts from 24dB/octave four-pole transistor to a 6dB/octave one-pole filter and everything in between, producing amazing effects you can't get from just any synth. The voices also have their own individual LFO as well as a global LFO and huge range of modulations, giving you more sound to create with. All of the touch-sensitive controls are easily accessible from the front panel. As you touch a control, the screen automatically changes to reflect the knob's function - no more digging through menus in the middle of the gig.

A synthesizer with the power of the Cloud

As you look over the 002's screen, you'll notice an icon that gives you access to the system via the Ethernet port. This open-platform Cloud allows completely internet-based updates for profile settings, patches, sequences, and more - no more time-intensive MIDI SysEx dumps! You can easily load your sounds onto any - you can have one for the studio and one for gigs, easily load your patches onto a rented 002 while you're on tour, or share your patches with collaborators around the world. Ethernet connectivity also allows you to edit and build sounds on your computer and move them to the 002's sound bank. Over the years here at Sweetwater, we've seen the impact of technology on music and the way we create it. Modal's Modulus.002 is the synthesizer that incorporates the technology that other devices and instruments have been taking advantage of and provides the proper platform to keep your music moving forward.

Powerful and flexible sequencing capabilities

The Modulus.002 features sequencing options that give you tons of onboard flexibility for sequencing. From the built in 12-track, 12-row, 32-step sequencer with dedicated front panel control knobs to in-sequence transposing capabilities to the MIDI sync capabilities, 002's sequencer is as powerful and is it is flexible. The multi-mode arpeggiator includes a 'hold' mode, letting you use the arpeggiator and sequencer together to create sequences on-the-fly and save them for later recall and editing. The Animator function gives you the ability to sequence any parameter including filter transitions, wave forms, and modulation.Once you've created a patch or sequence that you love, simply save it to a slot in your quick recall bank. You can use the bank to store often used patches, or use it to get rid of your setlist by saving each song in its own slot for quick and easy transitions during the gig. And a snapshot button auto-records and saves what you're playing as you're playing it. Even after you turn the 002 off and back on, your snapshot will still be there - you'll never lose another great idea.

Flexible input and output options

The 002 features balanced XLR and unbalanced TRS outputs for direct input into your amp, mixer, or audio interface. A D-sub connection provides individual outputs for each of the synth's 12 voices, giving you flexibility for advanced routing options and outboard processing. You also get two audio inputs for processing external audio through the 002's onboard filter section, expanding your sonic possibilities. And the two expression pedal inputs have one-button parameter assignments, adding even more your performance capabilities.

Premium construction for years of use

Modal made sure you'd be rocking your 002 for years to come. The rugged-designed, truly roady-worthy, steel chassis is at home on tour stages as it is in the safe confines of the studio. For an elegant touch, the sides are clad in leather. All of the knobs are easily accessed from the front panel and are constructed of turned aluminum, giving them much more longevity than their plastic counterparts.

Modal Electronics Modulus.002 12-voice Polysynth Features:
  • Aftertouch-enabled premium Fatar semi-weighted, five-octave key bed
  • Pure analog signal path from oscillators to output
  • Two audio inputs for internal audio processing from the VCF onwards
  • Individual output per voice via D-sub connection
  • One-touch parameter assignments for expression pedals and XY joystick
  • Digital NCOs for stability and expanded sound-building abilities
The Modulus.002 gives you digital power and analog sound!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Hybrid
Number of Keys 61
Type of Keys Semi-weighted
Polyphony 12 Notes
Sequencer 32-step
Audio Inputs 2 x 1/4" TS
Audio Outputs 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (main out), 1 x D-sub (12 voice out)
USB 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Pedal Inputs 1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression
Other I/O Ethernet
Height 4.72"
Width 35"
Depth 15.75"
Weight 37.26 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 002

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I’ve had my 002 for several months now and I can tell you it’s a very deep instrument and a true joy to play. I own synths from five other manufacturers and I can honestly say the Modal Electronics has made a clear and defined footprint on the synth industry. The 002, just like other synthesizers, has a unique personality and a character that definitely sets it apart from the rest. To the best of my knowledge, there’s no other synth like it in the world that’s ever been manufactured that comes close to the 002. It sits in a prestigious league of its own! The sounds are mesmerizing as 002 has 50 waveforms to choose from, each that adds beautiful musical timbres to the overall sound. The sound is rich and warm and the bass is deep and powerful. In addition, 002 comes with a sequencer, animator, and arpeggiator. With the sequencer and animator enabled, one can achieve sounds that closely emulate today’s powerful modular synths. It’s as if 002 had three separate synthesis engines under one roof. The synth is built like a tank but just not any tank. It’s a true work of art, not only in the advanced internal components but in the beautiful design that makes up the exterior. A solid metallic body with a silky smooth paint job and easy to see labels for all the knobs, dials, and buttons. The knobs and dials are not the cheap plastic or rubber ones that most synths have. These are made from machined aluminum. The end cheeks are made from rich classy English leather and embossed with the Modal logo! The Fatar keybed is exquisite! The large color LCD display is an achievement in its own, displaying every single parameter in sharp detail and contrast. Turn a knob, dial, or press a button and 002 immediately displays the specific parameter on the LCD screen. This gives you absolute control of the source to modulation destination. No complicated menu diving here! In addition, you can type in the IP number displayed on your instrument and have access to the editor and make parameter changes from any device when connected to the internet. One of the many highlights is the massive patch storage capacity for storing your sounds, an amazing 10,000 locations. Need to update your 002? No problem! Just hook it up to the internet via an Ethernet cable and download your update without the hassle of Sysex dumps. Modal Electronics advanced technology again scores big as they are the first company to achieve this. This synth is not cheap but worth its weight in gold and multi-timbrality. It’s been designed to last the test of time. When you buy this you are making an investment that will give you years of musical satisfaction and a journey of endless sonic possibilities. This synth manufacturer treats their customers like true first class clients. They really take good care of you and provide detailed answers to all your questions. They let you know directly when an update is available and ready for download. What I really admire about Modal Electronics is the speed at which updates for the OS are released, approximately two per month and periodically a mega update full of enhancements and new features. It’s like feeding your synth a very special tasty treat! :-p With 002, you are the captain and the synth your ship. Together you will sail a vast ocean full of rich warm tones surrounded by clouds full of magical timbres all around. 002 truly delivers, you won’t be disappointed!
See also: Modal Electronics, Modal Electronics Synthesizers