The Modal Argon8 8-Voice Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesizer is a state-of-the-art synthesizer that comes with 120 custom-designed wavetables. Its design is based on the advanced wavetable engine, which is inspired by the Modal 002. The latest firmware v3 update adds four new filter types and 15 powerful effects, as well as a “Vintage” parameter that emulates variations in voice associated with classic analog synthesizers. The Argon8 features 24 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets, which cover a wide range of sounds from classic analog waveforms to modern EDM styles.
The synthesizer is equipped with a premium-grade Fatar keybed that offers velocity sensitivity and aftertouch for smooth playability. It also comes with 32 high-resolution wavetable oscillators, four per voice, and offers eight different oscillator modifiers and modulation. The built-in 4-axis joystick can be assigned to various modulation destinations and can be locked in place when needed.
The Argon8 has a wide range of analog and digital connectivity, and comes with a free dedicated app for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android. The free-running oscillator and vintage controls have been added with the firmware v3 update, as well as a heavily updated factory preset bank, four new filter types (Ladder, Ladder Hybrid, Notch, Ladder Phase and Sallen-Key), and 15 new effects (including a compressor, phaser, chorus, three-band EQ, and reverb algorithms).
The Argon8 has eight voices of true polyphony and is built with a road-ready steel and aluminum chassis. The two-pole morphing resonant filter, waveshaping distortion, and three user-configurable stereo FX engines allow for unlimited sound creation. The synthesizer can store up to 500 patches, with 300 factory programs and 200 user patch spaces.