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MODAL ELECTRONICS CRAFTsynth v2.0 £129

CHOICE AWARD 9/10

It was only a couple of years ago that British company Modal Electronics entered the synthesiser marketplace, with the rather fine PPG-inspired 002. Once I got over the awe factor, things were quickly followed by the all-analogue 008 and, while both of these machines were clear budgetary aspirations, I did wonder if there might be some more affordable releases from the company.

As luck would have it, something has duly arrived in the shape of the CRAFTsynth version 1, which was something of a self-assembly affair, but certainly offered potential on a budget. After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Modal finds itself with another little crafted monster, but in a manufactured box which feels more robust and portable.

CRAFTY SYNTHESISER NO.2

CRAFTsynth v2.0 bills itself as a monophonic wavetable synthesiser, in a highly compact, but rather stylish and cute

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