Modal Electronics upgrades Skulpt Synthesizer to firmware 2.0 with new features including MPE support, an improved arpeggiator & more.
The Skulpt Synthesizer from Modal Electronics was convincing in the Synth Anatomy test: compact, battery-operation, and fat sound with many control options on the interface. Modal is now showing firmware 2.0 for its pocket but big-sounding Synthesizer.
With significant new functions and many improvements, Firmware 2.0 offers more sonic and functional versatility for creative musicians and sound designers alike. At the same time, a new release of the free MODALapp 2.5.0 becomes available for all supporting platforms, including macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS and Android, while the MODALapp plugin for AU and VST3 compatible DAWs was undergoing a refreshment, too.
New In Modal Electronics Skulpt Firmware 2.0
Big new feature is MPE support that makes Skulpt compatible with MPE controllers like the ROLI Seaboard and others. With MPE, every played note can be articulated individually and allows a more expressive performance. Because each MIDI note is assigned to its unique MIDI channel, every MIDI note can receive dedicated MIDI Channel-Expression commands. This feature delivers creative, next-level performance opportunities. Skulpt is now the most affordable MPE polyphonic hardware synth available on the market.
The developers also improved the Skulpt’s integrated Arpeggiator section with a new Sustain/Arp Latch mode that expands the performance versatility. This function works like a classic arp hold that can also be used when the arpeggiator isn’t engaged. Further, the new Global Tune Setting ensures better integration of Skulpt into mixed setups with other, less accommodating equipment in studio and live applications, like analogue synthesisers or DJ turntables, which tend to be less precise in tuning.
Finally, a new global setting enables a MIDI-In Offset, that simplifies the integration of Skulpt as a desktop module with other synths. MIDI-In Offset allows the configuration of the correct pitch playing a range of each individual patch without having to adjust the octave settings of the external controller.
Here you can find many sound demos and my review in German. A written review in English is available here.
The new SKULPT Synthesizer firmware 2.0 is available now and can be installed via the free MODALapp. SKULPTsynthesiser is available through selected retailers worldwide.
More information here: Modal Electronics
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