The Modor NF-1 represents an evolution in the realm of virtual analog synthesis. Though the synth is a digital DSP, it maintains the framework of classic virtual analog synthesizers.
The NF-1 may be digital, but that doesn’t mean it’s not capable of some warm, beefy sounds. It features three independent oscillators with ten waveforms each, a 12dB/oct resonant filter section, a formant filter with 3 morphing vowels, an effects section comprised of a comb filter and delay, and a modulation section boasting four 3-stage envelopes, two switchable LFOs, and a powerful modulation matrix.
In addition to the standard MIDI IN/OUT/THRU and volume/modulation pedal connections, the NF-1 features 8 voice polyphony, three separate playing modes, and a total of 448 patches.
8 Voice Polyphony, with mono and mono legato modes as well
16 x 2 backlit LCD display
A total of 448 patches split into 14 banks of 32, with all factory presets being overwritable
Real-time MIDI control of all sound parameters
Pitch Bend, Modwheel, Expression Pedal, and Aftertouch can be routed as modulation sources
9V, 600 mA adapter connection, positive voltage on center pin
MIDI In / Thru / Out connections - 3 5-pin DIN connection
Audio Left and Right Outputs - 2 6.35 mm mono jack
Sustain switch - 6.35 mm mono jack
Volume / modulation pedal - 6.35 mm stereo jack
Width - 440 mm without rack ears, 480mm with rack ears (19"")
Height - 267 mm (10.5"" / 6U)
Depth - 40 mm (front) - 80 mm (back)
Product Demo Videos
Modor NF-1 demo
In this demonstration, the Arturia Keystep sends a simple arpeggio to the Modor NF-1. Switching through presets with the arpeggiator running provides a glimpse into the breadth of sounds the NF-1 produces, including analog-style acid squelch, glassy FM bell tones, plucky Karplus-Strong, and glitchy digital delay.