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Modal Electronics Argon8 37-Key 8-Voice Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesizer

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Original price $1,200.00
Original price $1,200.00 - Original price $1,200.00
Original price $1,200.00
Current price $869.00
$869.00 - $869.00
Current price $869.00
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Get A Powerful Range Of Sonic Expression From The Modal Electronics Argon8 37-Key 8-Voice Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesizer

Leaning on the heritage of the 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 realtime 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.


  • 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, analog-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


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 synthesizers 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 37-key Keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch 
    • 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 aluminum enclosure with economical stained bamboo end cheeks
    • 1.54-inch large OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing
  • Power: DC-9.0V – 1.5A centre-positive
  • Editor Software
    • Free MODALapp software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android devices (not included)
    • MODALapp can also be run within your Digital Audio Workstation (not included), with VST3 and AU versions available
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 555 x 300 x 100 mm / 21.9″ x 11.8″ x 4″
  • Weight: 5.60 kg / 12.4 lbs

Manufacturer: Modal Electronics
Model: ARGON 8
SKU: I639610-N-0-WHXB
UPC: 5060480060241


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