Modal Electronics Argon8X

  • Brand: Modal Electronics
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  • $1619.00

Modal Electronics Argon8X

8 voice polyphonic wavetable synthesiser.
 
Specification
  • Polyphony
  • True 8 voice polyphonic
  • Mono-timbral


Oscillators
  • 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 3 noise/modulation banks accessible on Oscillator 2
  • 32 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
  • Voice Drift and Width controls that help to create massive stereo soundscapes


Keyboard
  • FATAR TP/9S Full size keys with both velocity and aftertouch, 37 on the ARGON8 and 61 on the ARGON8X
  • 1.54 inch large OLED display – that provides instant visual feedback to the user at all times of playing/editing
  • Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Unison 2, unison 4, unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4
  • Inbuilt sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating
  • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes


Filter
  • Two pole morphing resonant filter with multiple filter types
  • Filter can be morphed from low pass, through band pass, to high pass


Modulation
  • Hugely powerful “Mod Matrix” with eight assignable slots with four additional fixed routes, 11 mod sources and 52 destinations
  • 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
  • Two Audio rate LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global). Polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions


FX
  • Waveshaping distortion
  • Three incredibly powerful independent and user configurable stereo FX engines
  • FX include Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Positive or Negative), Lo-fi, Tremolo, Rotary, 3 x Delay types (Stereo, Ping-Pong, Crossover) and Reverb.


Sequencer
  • Real time sequencer with 512 notes with input quantise and four recordable / editable parameter animations
  • Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally
  • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements


Storage
  • 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
  • 100 sequencer presets and 100 FX presets
  • Quick Recalls accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches. 8 slots on keyboard variants, and 4 on ARGON8M

Connectivity
  • Analogue clock sync in and out (configured to the KORG / Teenage Engineering specification)
  • MIDI DIN in and out
  • Full size quarter inch jacks for stereo audio outs, headphones and external control such as sustain and expression
  • 3.5 mm stereo input with ability to route incoming audio through the FX
  • Class compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer or tablet
  • Optional MODALapp standalone software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android. Optional MODALplugin  VST3 / AU plugin for running MODALapp within your Digital Audio Workstation
  • Power: DC-9.0V-1.5A


Physical
  • Road ready Steel and Aluminium chassis
  • ARGON8 – Width: 555mm – 22 inches / Depth: 300mm – 11-3/4 inches / Height: 100mm – 4 inches
  • ARGON8X – Width: 885mm – 35 inches / Depth: 300mm – 11-3/4 inches / Height: 100mm – 4 inches
  • ARGON8M – Width: 384mm – 15 inches / Depth: 127mm – 5 inches / Height: 80mm – 3 inches / Desktop or Rack mount – 3U 19” rack

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