Modal Electronics 008R 8-voice Analog Synthesizer

3U Rackmountable 8-voice Synthesizer Module with 2 Oscillators and 2 Sub Oscillators per Voice, Step Sequencer, 16-mode Filters, and Arpeggiator
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Modal Electronics 008R 8-voice Analog Synthesizer
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Fat Analog Sound with Digital Tweakability

The Modal Electronics 008R eight-voice analog synthesizer module is quite a beast, with two oscillators and two sub oscillators per voice. The all-analog signal path sounds amazingly deep and rich, and you get the almost-limitless modulation options only a digital architecture can provide. And synth fans at Sweetwater can't get enough of these multimode filters, with 16 filter modes to create a staggering array of sonic textures. The dual LFOs can reach audio rates, 11 modulation sources can be assigned to unlimited destinations, and any parameter can be animated with the onboard sequencer. And that's just the start - there's a lifetime of sound design potential in the Modal Electronics 008R.

Fat analog sound and unique filters

Each voice on the 008R synthesizer boasts two oscillators with saw, triangle, square, and noise waveforms, and you can continuously vary between them to create all-new waveforms. Factor in two sub oscillators, and you've got an impressive amount of sound design potential before you even get to the unique filter section. The multimode filter boasts 16 filter types, with old favorites like lowpass, bandpass, and highpass joined by notch, phase, and combination modes.

Use Animator to create complex, modulated patches

The 008R's Animator function essentially lets you sequence any control parameter on the synth, allowing you to create extremely animated sounds. This goes far beyond filter sweeps and envelope changes - you can sequence waveform changes, modulation matrix changes, and pretty much any other parameter, creating complex modulations you can't achieve with any other synthesizer.

Modal Electronics 008R Analog Synthesizer Features:

  • 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer with analog signal path and digital tweakability
  • Unique multimode analog filter design with 16 filter types and unusual morphing capabilities
  • Oscillator and filter FM for classic analog polysynth tones
  • Dual LFOs support multiple waveshapes and can reach audio rates
  • Animator allows you to sequence any parameter for incredibly complex, evolving sounds
  • Easy to navigate thanks to the 4.3" screen and touch-sensitive control knobs

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) Analog
Polyphony 8
Number of Presets 10 recall banks (store presets, sequences, animations), 11 modulation sources
Expansion 1 x USB Type B (future Modal features)
Arpeggiator Yes
Sequencer 2-track, 12 row, 32 step sequencer
Analog Inputs 2 x 1/4" (left, right)
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (female), 1 x D-sub (12 voice out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
USB 1 x USB Type A
Data I/O 1 x Ethernet
Height 5.25"
Width 19"
Depth 13.39"
Weight 17.65 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 008R

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