MODAL ELECTRONICS SKULPT SYNTHESIZER (SIC)
We have a soft-spot for synthesisers here at Most Wanted, and this one has a suitably exciting number of knobs. It also doesn’t cost a thousand bucks like the funkiest ones usually do. (It costs $400.)
It’s a fourvoice synth, with eight oscillators per voice for a total of 32 (hard maths). There’s a mixer stage, ring modulation options, polyphonic mode (that means chords), three envelope filters, 128-note sequencer, arpeggiator, that cool touch keyboard, multi-option Unison/ spread to detune the oscillators “for a huge sound”... and the rest gets pretty esoteric.
The SKULPT is a “virtual analogue” synth which is a new one on us. Mostly these devices either embrace the digital, or stay pure with “real” analogue circuitry. Of course, analogue usually means fewer features in the same space (especially voices) but musos will swear blind that, for a certain kind of groove, analogue just makes their fake-sound generating device sound more... you know... real.