Modal Electronics - Argon8

  • $799.00


ARGON8: 8 VOICE WAVETABLE SYNTHESIZER

KEY FEATURES

  • Available in 61 & 37 keys or as a rack module.

  • Perform with unique wavetable sounds, ranging from lush pads, soaring leads, moving soundscapes and earth shuttering basses

  • Create and save your own signature sonic textures with morphable waveforms, analogue-style morphable filter, an immersive modulation matrix and flexible digital effects

  • Bring performance to a new level with MPE support, the integrated 512-note Realtime/Step Sequencer, 32-step programmable Arpeggiator and hugely powerful Animation Lanes

  • Express yourself with the class-leading 37-note key bed with aftertouch, built into a road-ready aluminum enclosure

  • Integrate ARGON8 into your production and live performances with the full-size MIDI connections and the 3.5mm Sync Ins and Outs

  • Access all synthesizer functions and update ARGON8 via the free MODALapp, available on macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and AU/VST3

OVERVIEW

Leaning on the heritage of our legendary OO series synthesizers, ARGON8 is a modern wavetable synth for music performers, producers and sound designers. With it’s transparent and rich sound, an array of real-time controls, MPE support, a clear structured user interface and integrated performance tools, ARGON8 is a unique instrument, designed to deliver an unmatched sonic experience.

A premium 37-note keyboard with aftertouch is the perfect playground for demanding artists. The rugged aluminum chassis and professional I/Os allow ARGON8 to be integrated into every studio and live setup. MODALapp gives easy access to all ARGON8 functions and runs on macOS/Windows/iOS/iPadOS and Android devices and is also available in AU/VST3 plug-in formats as MODALplugin.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Polyphony: True 8 voice polyphonic

  • MPE: Supports MPE-compatible MIDI controllers, allowing you to apply polyphonic control and expression to individual notes

  • Oscillators: 32 high-resolution wavetable oscillators, 4 per voice

  • 120 carefully crafted wavetables split into 24 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets Additional PWM bank and 3 noise/modulation banks accessible on Oscillator 2

  • 32 static wavetable modifiers including, de-rez, wave folders, waveshapers, phase shapers and rectify can be applied to the 120 wavetables to give a mind-boggling array of permutations and new waveshapes.

  • 8 types of oscillator modifier including Phase Mod (FM), Ring Mod, Amp Mod, Hard Sync and Windowed Sync

  • Voice Drift and Width controls that help to create massive stereo soundscapes

  • Filter: 2-pole state variable filters, 4 Filter types – ‘Standard’ filters are based on the resonant filter found in other Modal synthesisers and ‘Classic’ with a more rounded character and a softer resonance response.

  • Modulation: 3 dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or all three simultaneously including negative (reverse) versions and multiple envelope curve options

  • 2 Audio rate LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global). Polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions

  • 8 assignable modulation slots and 4 additional fixed modulation routings for common assignments with 11 modulation sources and 52 modulation destinations

  • Sequencer and Arpeggiator: Polyphonic Real-time sequencer with 512 notes and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally)

  • Polyphonic Step Sequencer with 64 steps, 8 notes per step, 4 lanes of Parameter-Lock style animation, Step Input mode, multiple playback modes including gate modes and rest function

  • Built-In sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating

  • FX: Waveshaping distortion

  • 3 incredibly powerful independent and user-configurable stereo FX engines for Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb that can be arranged in any order

  • User Memory: 500 patch memories, all fully editable and ships with 300 factory programs

  • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements

  • 100 FX presets

  • 8 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favorite patches

  • Controls and Performance: Premium FATAR Keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch (excluding module)

  • 29 endless encoders, 24 buttons

  • 4-axis joystick that can be assigned to a huge range of modulation destinations and virtually ‘locked’ when desired

  • Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Unison 2, unison 4, unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4

  • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes

  • Chord Invert control to easily create chord inversions and variations

  • Inputs and Outputs: 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS dual-mono line outputs

  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TRS headphone output

  • 3.5 mm / 1/8″ TRS stereo audio input

  • MIDI DIN In and Out

  • 3.5 mm / 1/8″ TS Analogue clock sync In and Out

  • Class compliant MIDI over USB connection

  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TRS expression pedal input

  • 6.35 mm / 1/4″ TS sustain pedal input

  • Enclosure and Display: Road-ready steel and aluminium enclosure with economical stained bamboo end cheeks

  • 1.54-inch large OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing