Modal CRAFTsynth

I paid the same price as someone who orders from a shop so the only benefit was that I got it a couple of days early and a free tshirt I doubt I’ll ever wear.

Actually, the case only comes with the Kickstarter orders, so you got that advantage over buying it retail. I have the Skulpt and I really like the fact that the case came with it as standard, so from my point of view (as someone who didn’t back the Kickstarter) it’s a pity they didn’t do it with the Craft 2.0 too.

I noticed that too when I first played with it and so ended up using the app with it which offset the annoyance a fair bit. Don’t know how in-depth I’d want to get into sound design without the app. Fine for light or live tweaking… you’re absolutely right about Skulpt. Never felt the need to use the app with it as it’s so intuitive.

I find mines to be smooth enough… no jumping of sound. Do agree about the knobs, they feel just a bit too smooth.

Ah right, didn’t realise that. In which case I’ll retract those comments as the case is really nice and definitely makes me feel more confident about chucking it in a backpack. Which I did on Friday for some beer and jamming at my pal’s…

the knobs are a regular D-shaft affair, so you can replace them with chromacaps encoders, for example. Guessing they will sit a lil high on the craft as they do on the SKULPT though. But certainly an improvement in handling feel IMO.

Not sure I’m going to upgrade the encoder caps this time though. The UI would still be unwieldy. Maybe I’ll just relegate the craft into a “preset rompler” duty and leave the controls alone… However, OT MIDI control via CC will undoubtedly be a thing!

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Hi, I got mine last wednesday. Does anyone noticed a humming noise when usb powered?

Quick comparison between 1 vs. 2 Craftsynths with random factory patches. Straight into Deluge.

I’ve read lots of posts on forums about grounding issues with usb power , it might not be the synth.
Google it , you’ll find more stuff.

It’s discussed in the manual under troubleshooting (last page).

It’s funny, I have the opposite feeling of this interface vs the skulpt. I had the skulpt for a bit and could never gel with the UI as it felt waaay too busy. I agree that running the app opens it open but the shift, leds, and buttons seem more functional and logical. The app is great though for “seeding” a patch and seeing how everything is layed out visually. I like to set up a bank of building block patches and then do all the tweakings from the ui on the synth.

Sound wise, the osc section is great. With all of the sub 500 synths out there right now, it has a unique and distinct voice. So far so good!

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