Modal Electronics has announced a new addition to the critically acclaimed COBALT Series of virtual analog synthesizers. Fusing Modal Electronics’ next-generation COBALT synth architecture and housed in an ultra-portable go-anywhere footprint, the USB-powered COBALT5S is made-to-move and ready to spark user’s creativity wherever, and whenever inspiration strikes.

Supercharge any performance with COBALT5S’ built-in MPE support, 16 quick-access smooth rotary switch encoders, a premium 37-note compact-key keybed with aftertouch and an ultra-responsive X/Y/Z Touchpad for pitch bend, mod wheel and/or modulation assignments. Rounding out the control arsenal is a comprehensive realtime/step sequencer with four animation lanes alongside a built-in programmable arpeggiator.

Like all Modal synthesisers, COBALT5S is fully compatible with the free MODALapp, the gateway to effortless editing and preset management available on Mac,Windows PC or mobile devices including iOS/Android smartphones and tablets.

COBALT5S can pre-ordered at Perfect Circuit and Modal’s wide network of authorized retailers globally with an MSRP of $449 USD / 449 EUR / £379 GBP, with estimated shipping within the next 2 weeks.

More information: Modal Electronics