Modal Cobalt 5S
Modal Cobalt 5S
Modal Cobalt 5S
Modal Cobalt 5S
Modal Cobalt 5S
Modal Cobalt 5S
Modal Cobalt 5S
Modal Cobalt 5S


Modal Cobalt 5S

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SKU: 44290
Virtual analogue synthesiser
  • Polyphony: 5 voices
  • 37-key keyboard
  • X/Y/Z touchpad
  • 40 oscillator groups (8 per voice)
  • 40 different algorithms
  • 4-pole ladder filter with morphing
  • 3 envelopes
  • 3 LFOS
  • 12 modulation sources
  • 55 modulation destinations
  • Modulation matrix with 8 slots
  • Arpeggiator
  • Polyphonic sequencer with up to 512 steps
  • Four tracks for parameter automation
  • 2 FX engines
  • Integration with MODALapp application
  • MPE compatibility
Modal Electronics Cobalt5S at a glance

The Cobalt5S from Modal Electronics is a five-voice virtual analogue synthesiser with a 37-key keyboard. The synthesis is based on 40 different algorithms that can generate more complex waveforms in addition to classic waveforms such as sine, pulse, triangle and sawtooth. The resonant four-pole ladder filter can be freely modified with four different filter types.


built-in polyphonic sequencer and arpeggiator, as well as two parallel DSP effects, give the Cobalt5S a lively ad hoc feel


This slimmed-down version of the Cobalt series is ideal for anyone for whom space is an argument, but still can't or won't do without a keyboard. With the Cobalt5S you have to do without a joystick, but there's at least an equally cool X/Y/Z touchpad that can modulate any parameter three-dimensionally (thanks to a pressure point on the Z axis). As far as all parameters are concerned, the 5S is fully compatible with the other versions, so the patches are interchangeable. Only the number of voices is reduced compared to the other models. Power can be supplied via a separately available power supply or via USB.

  • 40 high-resolution virtual analogue oscillators
  • up to 8 per voice
  • Two independent oscillator groups with sine, pulse, triangle and sawtooth waveforms
  • 34 different algorithms, including: complex analogue synthesis techniques, integrated Crossmodulation (SYNC, RM and many more)
  • PWM
  • smooth Morphing between VA waves
  • bit crushing, filtered noise


Four-pole morphable ladder filter with resonance and four switchable configurations. Cutoff frequency is controlled by a large endless potentiometer, allowing precise and sensitive adjustment of the filter. Below this are the resonance and morphing controls, which allow stepless switching between four different filter characteristics (morphing). This feature, combined with complex oscillators, allows the creation of extremely abstract sounds, making the Modal Electronics Cobalt5S ideal for sound design.


Three dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER, which can be accessed independently or simultaneously, including negative (inverted) versions for MOD and FILTER ENVs. Three audio LFOs with tempo synchronisation (two poly, one global) with seven different waveforms. Eight assignable modulation slots and four fixed modulation routes for a total of 12 sources and 55 modulation destinations.

Sequencer and arpeggiator

Polyphonic real-time sequ


with 512 notes and four additional tracks for parameter animation.
Flexible and programmable Arpeggiator page with 32 steps and pause function. Complex progressions with up to 2048 steps before repeating.


independent, powerful and user-configurable Stereo-FX-Engines pages for Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb, which can be set in any order.

  • Manufacturer:Modal Electronics
  • Construction / Number of Keys:37
  • Velocity sensitive:Yes
  • Sound Generation:Digital
  • Arpeggiator:Yes
  • Aftertouch:Yes
  • Adjustable Velocity Curve:Yes
  • Number of Knobs:16
  • Number of Keys:4
  • Display:Yes
  • USB MIDI Interface:Yes
  • Headphone Connection:Yes
  • Sustain Pedal Connection:Yes
  • Mounting Options:MIDI Step Sequencer
  • MIDI Interface:Yes
  • LINE OUT:Yes
  • Including Power Adapter:No
  • Weight (kg):2,36
  • Integrated Effects Processor:Yes
  • Number of Sounds:300
  • Polyphony:5
  • Power Supply:Adapter, USB
  • Width (cm):56.5
  • Height (cm):5.7
  • Depth (cm):16.2