The final sonic frontier.

  • Modular is a modular synthesizer plug-in, developed in partnership with Doepfer​
  • Comes with component-modeled versions of seven analog hardware modules from Doepfer​
  • More than 400 quality presets included covering a huge range of styles and sounds​

 


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Synthesizer

Modular

USD 65 USD 89

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Modular synthesizers are a way of life. The sense of endless possibility, of open-ended adventure, is captivating. Addictive even. And nothing else can produce the sonic extremes of which a modular system is capable. Patch four or five modules together in a new way and you just might hear something no human ear has ever heard before.

Created in close collaboration with Doepfer, the creators and original stewards of the Eurorack modular synth standard, Softube Modular gives you the sound, the freedom, and the expandability of a hardware modular synthesizer, without the constraints. Seven essential component-modeled Doepfer modules are included, plus 50 stock modules, from utilities like mixers and multipliers to sequencers and performance panels. And premium modules from other renowned hardware brands are available to expand your collection.

So dive in, and explore a new sonic frontier where anything is possible, and you never run out of patch cables.

 

"Softube Modular is a revolutionary virtual modular synthesizer. I finally have a way to patch and experiment on the go with my laptop. So far its been incredibly fun, and I am looking forward to all the new modules they will add!"

Richard Devine
Electronic artist and music producer for Warp, Schematic

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The real thing

Modular features officially licensed, branded modules from top hardware innovators. Doepfer in the base set, and Buchla, Intellijel, 4ms, Doepfer, and Mutable Instruments as premium add-ons.

Total freedom

Modular means open-world experimentation. The only limit is your imagination. Our software environment allows quick and easy building and breakdown of patches, as well as instant perfect recall with presets.

Endlessly expandable

Unlike in a hardware system, any particular module can be duplicated endlessly in your system. Try four LFOs. Or fourteen. And we develop new premium modules regularly so you can expand your collection.

Continuing the legacy

Buchla and Moog started it all with their modular synthesizers in the 1960s. Doepfer made it affordable and created a creative playground in the 1990s by introducing the Eurorack standard. Today, Modular makes the modular synthesizer truly accessible to everyone.

Whether you're a pioneering sound-designer, a composer, a techno producer, or just a curious experimenter, Modular offers the same extraordinary sound quality as its analog forebears, thanks to detailed component-level modeling of everything from the inner circuitry of the modules to the impedances of the connection ports and the underlying workings of the rack.

Eurorack for everyone

Experienced Eurorack synth users will be right at home from the start. Modular works just like hardware Eurorack systems do, right down to the voltage standards (indeed you can even patch out of your computer using an interface with DC-coupled outputs and interact with hardware systems). Add modules, connect them using virtual patch cords, adjust knobs and switches — it's as close as anything gets to the real thing.

But beginners are equally welcome. Modular offers more than 400 expertly designed presets, immediately available to be put to use in your music. When you are ready to learn more about patching a Eurorack synth, dig into the step by step patching tutorials included in the manual.

Patching, modulating, oscillating, tweaking, designing, inventing. Whether it's bass, leads, percussion, pads, noise, ambience, effects, realistic emulated instruments, space-and-time-travel craziness, or just a sonic science project, you've found your perfect partner in innovation.

Premium add-on modules

The world of Eurorack is made magnificent by the community of innovative companies which design modules to push the boundaries of the standard. Everyone has a different artistic and technical heritage, and brings their experiences to the conversation, resulting in a fascinating pool of fun and inspiring modules.

With Modular we’ve gone one step further than any other software modular environment, by modeling some of the world’s most visionary hardware modules in partnership with their original creators to bring an exciting range of premium modules to the party. Doepfer, the godparents of the entire format, West Coast wizards 4ms, Intellijel of Vancouver, Canada, Parisian pioneers Mutable Instruments, and even the legendary Buchla, for the first time integrated into a Eurorack space.

We continue to develop and release new modules, with new and exciting partners, so the world of Modular never stands still.

Softube plug-ins as modules

Many Softube effects, including Saturation Knob, Tube Delay, the TSAR-1 and TSAR-1R reverbs, and Spring Reverb can be used as modules in Modular, as can our drum machine, Heartbeat. The possibilities this opens up are as good as endless. CV control your effects with LFOs, random noise, even audio frequency oscillators. Sequence and modulate your Heartbeat modules with all the power of the rest of your patch.

Better still, if you already own these effects plug-ins, there’s no cost or set-up. They will immediately be available in Modular. Grab our free Saturation Knob plug-in for an instant cost-free expansion!

Both an instrument and an effects processor

Modular FX enables you to bring in external audio and process it in the Modular environment. Build your own complex effects –  distortion circuits, compressors, modulation effects like choruses, flangers, and doublers, and more.

Create an infinitely variable, customisable delay loop. Ring modulate drums for industrial or futuristic textures, or use an envelope follower to drive a synth sound with your guitar performance.

There really is no end to the things you can achieve with Modular and a little imagination. And to make it easy to use and control your patches in the real world, performance modules offer simple, chunky knobs and buttons that can be freely assigned to any parameter on any module in the current patch. Great for studio and stage!

NKS-ready

Modular supports Native Instruments' Native Kontrol Standard. Use it with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine – no setup needed.

"A synthesists dream come true, a high quality virtual Eurorack experience!"

Christoffer Berg
Programmer, mixer and producer for Depeche Mode, The Knife and Fever Ray

Reviews

 

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"Modular is currently the closest direct simulation of Eurorack available in a plug-in. It sounds fantastic and offers many modules that are virtual recreations of real (and choice) hardware modules."

Sound On Sound
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"Excellent value, lots of fun, and sonically powerful - a must-buy, especially for those considering entering the modular hardware fray."

MusicRadar
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"It sounds huge, and certainly to my ears there’s some very realistic modelling of third-party modules."

MusicTech
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"Softube Modular makes me feel like I acquired a mammoth modular system and I’ve been exploring its vast capabilities. Using it is so much fun that it’s easy to lose track of time."

Electronic Musician
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"Modular really shines where it counts: the sound. The DSP engineers at Softube have ample experience recreating devices from the ground up by modelling the individual circuits, and when you start patching the Doepfer modules together, it really shows."

Resident Advisor
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In short

 

  • Modular is a modular synthesizer plug-in, developed in partnership with Doepfer
  • Works as both an instrument and an effects processor
  • Comes with component-modeled versions of seven analog hardware modules from Doepfer
  • 50+ stock modules also included, to cover essential functions
  • ROLI Seaboard RISE module included, to interface with the ROLI Seaboard RISE keyboard controller
  • Premium add-on modules available, and more released regularly
  • Performance modules help organise key elements of patches for playability
  • Many Softube effects (sold separately) can be loaded as modules in Modular
  • Heartbeat drum machine available as a set of Modular modules too
  • More than 400 quality presets included covering a huge range of styles and sounds
  • High internal sample rate within system enables true feedback
  • Download our Saturation Knob plug-in and get a free module to use in Modular
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