YES, IT'S DIGITAL AND WE'RE PROUD OF IT!
WE ARE MAKING A VERY HANDS-ON, GROUNDBREAKING NEW SYNTH HAVING PLENTY OF KNOBS AND SWITCHES
TO SHAPE ANY SOUND PARAMETER THATS IN IT. NOTHING TO LOOK UP IN MENUS!

 

MODOR NF-1

The Modor NF-1 synth is a digital DSP synth very comparable to the classic Virtual Analog synths, but Modor is moving further on from this point. We use the classic structure of VA-synths, with oscillators, filters and effects, with parameters that can be modulated using LFO's and envelopes. But every element has been rethought and reinvented. In a digital way.

The NF-1 has a classic 12dB/oct resonant filter, but we are also giving it a versatile formant filter, never seen in hardware before! It does make classic sawtooth waves, but we're also including a lot of other brand new modulatable noisy waveforms! It has a classic delay effect, but we make every parameter editable to give way to special unexpected effect types! And so on...

 

UPGRADED HARDWARE VERSION

The Modor NF-1 has got an hardware upgrade! The new units in the stores now should all be this updated version. What's different?

  • A new type of potentiometers give the knobs a more stable, less 'wobbly' feeling
  • A new DAC gives a 12dB lower noisefloor, Cirrus Logic CS4334 DAC has been replaced by CS4392
  • A USB connector has been added (for MIDI over USB, no audio)
  • Line out is now capable of driving a headphone
  • Improved EMC design to further avoid picking up environment noise

But of course, the genuine Modor sound stays 100% identical. Your ears won't notice the difference, except maybe for a slight background hiss in the first generation units when recording soft, heavily filtered sounds. It's gone!

All software improvements and OS upgrades will still be available for all users of both the first and second generation devices.

Note: All NF-1m units had these improvements since the beginning. There are no 'first gen' or 'second gen' minimodors!

 

DEMO SOUNDS

A few Modor NF-1 demo's by some of our friends. More demo's can be found on our SOUNDCLOUD PAGE!

SPECIFICATIONS

POLYPHONY
  • 8 voices
  • Poly, Mono and Mono-legato modes

 

MEMORY
  • 448 patches, 14 banks [A-N] of 32 patches
  • All factory presets overwritable

 

CONNECTIONS
  • 9V, 600mA adapter connection, positive voltage on center pin
  • MIDI IN/THRU/OUT connections, 3x 5-pin DIN connection
  • Audio Left and Right outputs, 6.35mm mono jack
  • Sustain switch, 6.35mm mono jack
  • Volume/modulation pedal, 6.35mm stereo jack
  • USB connector (MIDI only)

 

FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
  • 42 rotary knobs
  • 20 pushbuttons
  • 1 rotary encoder
  • 1 Power switch/volume knob
DISPLAY
  • 16x2 green backlit LCD display

 

MIDI
  • Full realtime MIDI control of all 'continuous' sound parameters
  • Pitch Bend, Velocity, Aftertouch (Channel&Poly), Modwheel (CC#1), BreathCtrl (CC#2), CC#3 and Expression pedal (CC#4) modulation
  • Backups and patch exchanges via Patch, Bank and Memory Sysex Dumps
  • Firmware upgrades via Sysex

 

MEASUREMENTS
  • Width: 440mm without rack ears, 480mm with rack ears (19")
  • Height: 267mm (10.5"/ 6U)
  • Depth: 40mm (front) - 80mm (back)

 

RACKMOUNTABLE
  • Height: 6 rackunits
  • Recessed backside connections to ease rack mounting (no lost rackspace above)
  • Rack mounting ears included

OVERVIEW

OSC SECTION

  • 3 identical fully independent oscillators
  • 10 waveforms:
    • SAW: pulse width modulation sawtooth wave
    • SQU: pulse width modulation pulse wave
    • TRI: pulse width modulation triangle wave
    • SYNC: sounding like a oscillator-synced wave
    • ADD: additive harmonics
    • SONAR: resonant bandpass filtered noise
    • WIND: wind instrument noise
    • ARC: arcade game style noise
    • FM: sinus FM pair
    • FBFM: feedback sinus FM pair

FILTER SECTION

  • 12dB/oct resonant filter switchable as lowpass, hipass, bandpass or bandstop (notch)
  • Formant filter with 3 morphing vowels, 10 vowel presets and user controllable formant frequencies

EFFECTS SECTION

  • 'Comb filter' effect section to create chorus, flanger, ... effects
  • Delay effect section to create echo effects
  • All parameters can be set independently and are modulatable

MODULATION SECTION

  • 4 3-stage envelopes, 3 level settings and 4 time settings
  • 2 switchable LFO's with TRI/SAW/SQU/SIN waveforms, 1 TRI-LFO connected to modwheel, 1 random S&H with lowpass option
  • Modulation matrix with 7 user-defineable modulation wires,
    19 source signals, 86 destination parameters
           
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