West Country synth boffins Modal have released a new portable poly, called the SkulptSynth SE. Based on their 2018 Skulpt, the new SE model adds various enhancements, including improved build quality and support for MPE.
Like its predecessor, the SkulptSynth SE is a four-voice instrument, each voice boasting eight oscillators (for 32 oscillators in total). It sports two LFOs (one global, one polyphonic), morphable filters, an integral 16-note touch keybed, and a built-in sequencer. As with Modal's premium instruments, you can hook it up to a computer or Android/iOS mobile device, and perform in-depth edits using the ModalApp. For those who want to get making a racket straight away, the SkulptSynth SE will ship with a full 127 brand-new patches.
The SkulptSynth SE is due to go on sale in mid-May, for the tantalising price of just £169.99 — which Modal say makes it the most affordable MPE-compatible synthesizer available today.