Modal Electronics ARGON8X 61-Key 8 voice Wavetable Synthesizer

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ARGON8X

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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
• 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 LFOs 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

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
• Polyphonic Real-time sequencer with 512 notes and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFOs, 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

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
• 4 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches

Controls and Performance
• Premium FATAR 61-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

Enclosure and Display
• Tabletop-style enclosure, brackets for 19″ 3U rackmount included (requires 1U free space above or right-angled connectors)
• 1.54-inch large OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing

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

Connectivity
• 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
• Power: DC-9.0V 1.5A centre-positive

Dimensions
• Dimensions: (L x W x H): 855 x 300 x 100 mm / 33.7″ x 11.8″ x 4″
• Weight: 9 kg / 19.9 lbs

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
High quality feel to everything, especially the keys. My only complaint is that it's pretty heavy. The sounds that come out of this thing take me to another planet. It's great that you can hook up an iPad or computer to it to more easily edit parameters. I waited about eight months for this (during 2020) and it was worth the wait. Still happy with it, two years later. Modal keeps putting out software updates that expand the possibilities of the synth. Really great.
Posted by Matt on May 23, 2022
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