Let's launch right into the nitty gritty of this powerful, portable, polyphonic synthesizer from Modal Electronics.... that will be less than $300!! Here's the official video and press release for Skulpt:
Modal Electronics are proud to announce the latest in its line of innovative Machines For Musicians - the Modal SKULPT synthesiser.
Packing a huge range of synthesis power in a highly portable package, Modal SKULPT is ready to help you take your creativity to the next level wherever and whenever you want.
Representing not only a new synthesiser from Modal but the first in a new family of highly portable electronic musical instruments to come, SKULPT joins Modal Electronics highly acclaimed CRAFTsynth, 001 and 002 Digital / Analogue hybrid synthesisers and 008 Polyphonic Analogue synthesiser and CRAFTrhythm drum sampler.
Based on the innovative voice architecture of the ground breaking Modal CRAFTsynth, SKULPT provides four true polyphonic voices of synthesis with sound creation features normally only found on instruments many times the price of Modal SKULPT.
A quick overview of its features shows SKULPT pushes the bar up in portable electronic musical instruments:
And Modal SKULPT is truly portable – measuring only 255 x 135 x 68mm (10”x5 1/2”x 3”) and weighing less than 1.0kg (less than 2lb) – with batteries installed – means you can take SKULPT with you and continue making your music wherever you are. '¨
Powered by either 6 x AA batteries, providing over 12 hours* of continuous play on the road, the stage or in the studio, you can switch to USB power whenever you want.
'¨And USB isn’t just for power – Modal SKULPT provides a Class Compliant USB MIDI connection, enabling SKULPT to play in an integrated setup with MacOSX, Windows or iOS & Android tablets and phones.
'¨In addition the MODALapp editor provides complete visual access and control to all of SKULPTS incredible features, along with tight integration of Modal’s CRAFTsynth and CRAFTrhythm devices – letting you work across your Modal instruments with one unified '¨ high quality editing environment on the platform of choice including MacOSX, Windows or iOS & Android.
Small enough to fit in your backpack or sit on your master MIDI keyboard, yet powerful enough to bring big synth features into a musician’s rig, Modal SKULPT redefines what it means to be portable – “Bigger on the Inside”.
Modal SKULPT will shortly be available to order on Kickstarter, starting Friday 13th July 2018. For more details, consult www.modalelectronics.com/skulpt
Pricing to be confirmed shortly – expected to be LESS than US$300.