Modal Electronics Argon 8


8-Voice Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesizer

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The DNA of the Modal 002, taken further
The Argon8 bases its architecture on the Modal 002 design, based on the cutting-edge wavetable synthesizer engine. This specialised sound engine allows you to achieve a wide range of sound, from classic analog synth tones to modern-day EDM inspired tones. The Argon8 features eight voices of true polyphony, allowing you to unleash your creativity without limitations. It features a wide range of hands-on controls including a four-axis joystick and precision encoders for maximum flexibility.

It comes jam-packed with features and parameters designed to optimise your sound design process. From the two-pole morphing resonant filter to waveshaping distortion and the three user configurable stereo FX engines, you can craft virtually any sound you can dream up. From here, you can store up to 500 patches using the onboard memory slots. It comes ready with 300 factory programs and 200 user patch spaces, allowing you to upload and download patches through the free MODALapp.

True 8 voice polyphony
Road ready Steel and Aluminium chassis
120 carefully crafted wavetables split into 24 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets, covering virtual analogue classics through to cutting edge EDM and many from the original Modal 002 as well as a whole range of mathematically generated tables. Additional PWM bank and 4 noise/modulation banks accessible on Oscillator 2
33 static wavetable processors including de-rez, wave folders, wave shapers, phase shapers and rectify that can be applied to the 120 wavetables to give a mind boggling array of permutations and new waveshapes
32 high resolution wavetable oscillators, 4 per voice, with 8 types of oscillator modifier including: Phase Mod (FM), Ring Mod, Amp Mod, Hard Sync and Windowed Sync
FATAR TP9/S Full size 37 key keybed with both velocity and aftertouch
1.54 inch large OLED display – that provides instant visual feedback to the user at all times of playing/editing
Bourns continuous rotary encoders throughout as standard
A 4-axis joystick that can be assigned to a huge range of modulation destinations and virtually ‘locked’ when desired
Three dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or all three simultaneously including negative (reverse) versions
Four filter types – Standard, Standard Notch, Classic, Classic Notch
Waveshaping distortion
Drift and Width – Drift control that adds subtle nuances to the oscillator tunings that emulates old analog hardware and a Width control that helps to create massive stereo soundscapes
Three incredibly powerful independent and user configurable stereo FX engines that can create sophisticated Delays, lush Reverbs, Flanging, Phasing, and Rich Choruses
Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes
Hugely powerful “Mod Matrix” with eight assignable slots with four additional fixed routes, 11 mod sources and 52 destinations
500 patch memories, all fully editable and ships with 300 factory programs and 200 user patch spaces. Patch upload and download through the free MODALapp
Two Audio rate LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global). Polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions
Sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating
Real time sequencer with number 512 steps with input quantise and four recordable /editable animations
Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Unison 2, unison 4, unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4
All time-based FX, LFO’s and sequencer arpeggio can be either clocked internally or externally
Sync in/out
Full size MIDI five pin din sockets
Full size quarter inch jacks for both audio and external control such as sustain and expression
3.5 mm stereo input with ability to route incoming audio through the FX
Fee dedicated app that works on Mac, PC, iOS, Android and works under VST3 and AU
Patch Memories: 500 patch memories, all fully editable and ships with 300 factory programs and 200 user patch spaces
Presets: 100 sequencer presets and 100 FX presets
Clock Sync: Analog in and out (configured to the KORG / Teenage Engineering specification
MIDI: Class compliant MIDI provided over USb connection to host computer or tablet
Stereo Input: 3.5mm stereo input with ability to route incoming audio through the FX
Power: DC-9.0V-15A
Chassis: Steel and aluminium, road-ready design
Dimensions (WxDxH): 560mm x 300mm x 120mm