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Leaning on the heritage of Modal's legendary OO series synthesisers, ARGON8M is a modern wavetable synth for music performers, producers and sound designers. With it's transparent and rich sound, an array of realtime controls, full MPE support, a clear structured user interface and integrated performance tools, ARGON8M is a unique instrument, designed to deliver an unmatched sonic experience. The sleek desktop / rackmount aluminium enclosure design fits on every table or in every rack. MODALapp gives easy access to all ARGON8M functions and runs on macOS / Windows / iOS / iPadOS and Android devices and is also available in AU / VST3 plug-in formats as MODALplugin.
A Universe of Waves
ARGON8M's sophisticated wavetable engine generates thousands of different sonic combinations with its seamless waveform morphing feature. Explore evolving ambient textures, classic pads and modern chords, brutal basses, dark drones and psychedelic noise textures - ARGON8M is a true sound designer's playground. Process and cross modulate the waves using either the 32 static wavetable modifiers and unlock additional wavetable variations. With ARGON8M, virtually every sound imagination comes to life.
Four morphable filter types deliver contemporary and classic options to shape sounds. Two flexible audio rate (1x polyphonic) LFOs can be routed to a huge amount of destinations using the modulation matrix and sync to internal or external tempo. Three dedicated envelopes for the filter, amp and modulation provide excessive control over dynamics and expression. ARGON8M's sophisticated 12-slot modulation matrix supports easy assignments of complex modulation routes to keep the sound evolving. 4 common modulation routings are pre-set here to free up space for more exciting ideas.
On the Move
Bring performance to a new level with the integrated 512-note Realtime / Step Sequencer with 4 powerful Animation Lanes, that instils massive and complex transitions to the sound in a way that LFOs and Envelopes simply won't provide. The polyphonic 64-note step sequencer mode enables easy step input for note and animation values to create exciting melodic patterns. Multiple sequencer trigger modes coupled with the powerful onboard arpeggiator (programmable up to 32 steps) and performance features such as Chord hold, Inversions, Transpose, Sustain Latch and the Joystick turn ARGON8M a performers and players dream.
Feel the Sound
ARGON8Ms professional approach to serious artists finds perfect expression in the rugged steel and aluminium chassis. The desktop design fits on every producer's table. Included rackmounts help to mount ARGON8M into a live or studio rack. For direct access of the parameters, ARGON8M features 13 switched encoders, 13 encoders, 9 buttons and an X / Y joystick for pitch and modulation.
Your Own FX
Reshape your sounds completely with the on-board stereo effects engine. ARGON8M's 3-slot FX engine enables in-depth programming. It can combine up to 12 FX algorithms to add character and depth to your sound, including Distortion (waveshaping overdrive) Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb.
Connections for any Environment
With a comprehensive set of connections, ARGON8M feels home in every environment. Control the synth using USB, monitor with headphones or using the dedicated line outputs, sync with external gear using the full-size MIDI in and out or the 3.5 mm Sync in our outputs and take control of your sound using the built-in Sustain and Expression inputs. Expanding the sound of ARGON8M is possible by poly chaining any two ARGON8 units for 16 voices and 64 oscillators.
Unlock the full potential of your Modal Electronics instrument with MODALapp, a multi-platform application that's the central command of your Modal synthesiser ecosystem. Available as a free download from the Modal Electronics website and all mainstream app stores, MODALapp conquers the dividing line between hardware control and screen-based patch editing, preset management and must-have product-specific resources. Unique, full-featured and above all, inspiring - joining the creative revolution and discovering hardware synth editing at its finest has never been easier.
|Maximum Polyphony (voices)||8|
|Filters||Two pole morphing resonant filter with multiple filter types|
|Modulation||Hugely powerful "Mod Matrix" with eight assignable slots with four additional fixed routes, 11 mod sources and 52 destinations|
|Sequencer||Real time sequencer with 512 notes with input quantise and four recordable / editable parameter animations|
|Keyboard Type||FATAR TP/9S Full size keys|
|Dimensions (mm)||225 x 300 x 100|
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