Modal Electronics Argon8 Wavetable Synth Is Now Available | NAMM 2020

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Back at this past fall's Knobcon synth convention, we showed off a prototype of the Modal Electronics Argon8, including the as-yet-unreleased machine in our video for the coolest new instruments at the show.

One season later, and the Argon8 eight-voice polyphonic wavetable synth is now available. And in addition, Modal has announced that an Argon8M module and Argon8X app will be available in February.

According to Modal, the Argon8 includes "120 carefully crafted wavetables split into 24 banks of five 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."

But unlike the company's Modal 002, which still garners well north of $2,500 USD on the used market, the Argon8 is available for $749.

Modal's Argon8 announcement video.

Additional features, according to Modal, include:

  • Two-pole morphing resonant filter with multiple filter types
  • 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 LFOs with tempo sync (one poly, one global); polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions
  • 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
  • Real-time sequencer with 512 notes with input quantise and four recordable/editable parameter animations
  • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements

Watch Modal's announcement video above to hear the Argon8 in action. Click here to order yours on Reverb. For more of the latest new gear announcements leading up to this week's NAMM 2020 convention, click here.

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