Modal Electronics Showcases Carbon8 at 2024 NAMM Show

Modal Electronics is back this year at the 2024 NAMM Show, proving that there’s hope for the future of the UK synth maker.

Modal is the company behind high-end keyboards like the Modal 002, Eurorack modules, the budget CRAFTsynth line, the portable SKULPT synthesizer, and the Argon8 and Cobalt8 keyboards. In 2023, the company was in administration for insolvency, according to UK government records.

At NAMM, they are showing their full range of synths and showcasing the Carbon8 8-voice Experimental Digital Synthesizer.

The Carbon8 features over 40 complex digital algorithms and advanced oscillator modifiers to produce contemporary and unusual sounds. On top of that, it offers 34 filter types, shapeable LFO waveforms, a powerful sequencer & arpeggiator section and extensive realtime control.


  • 8-voice digital experimental synth combines advanced digital audio algorithms and hi-res wavetables
  • Sophisticated oscillator cross-modulations to enrich or drastically change the harmonic content
  • 34 static and morphable filter types including vintage hero emulations, all-time Modal classics and modern filters
  • Oscillator freerun and Vintage parameter to introduce organic vintage behaviors
  • Shapeable LFO waveforms increase innovative modulation
  • Powerful 3-slot effects engine with 26 effects
  • Premium 37-note Fatar TP9/S keyboard with aftertouch
  • X/Y joystick with 4 assignable axes
  • ModalApp compatible

The Carbon8 has a street price of about $1100. Find out more on the Modal Electronics website.


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