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Manufacturer's ID: ARGON8M

ARGON8M: 8 voice wavetable synthesiser

Leaning on the heritage of our 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.

  • Perform with unique wavetable sounds, ranging from lush pads, soaring leads, moving soundscapes and earth shuttering basses
  • Explore the exciting sonic options of a complex 8-voice wavetable engine with 4 oscillators per voice
  • Create and save your own signature sonic textures with morphable waveforms, analogue-style morphable filter, an immersive modulation matrix and flexible digital effects
  • Bring performance to a new level with MPE support, the integrated 512-note Realtime/Step Sequencer, 32-step programmable Arpeggiator and hugely powerful Animation Lanes
  • Integrate ARGON8M into your production and live performances thanks to its stylish desktop/rackmount aluminium chassis and the full-size MIDI connections and the 3.5mm Sync Ins and Outs
  • Access all synthesiser functions and update ARGON8M via the free MODALapp, available on macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and AU/VST3
  • FREE download of Monster Machine sound library available

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.

Synth Extravaganza

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.

Free MODALapp for immersive sound programming sessions

The free MODALapp brings the comfort of screen-based editing on your computer or mobile device. Available as a standalone app for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS or Android systems and in VST3 and AU plug-in formats it is the perfect companion for synth enthusiasts looking to deep dive to all sound forming and performance parameters to create their own signature sounds, and to backup and manage patches and sequences.

Monster Machine

Ultra-inspiring 40-patch free sound library harnesses the power of the ARGON Series’ wavetable sound engine and guarantees to take users creative production ‘elsewhere’

Modal Electronics is excited to announce an all-new sound library for the feature-packed Argon Series synthesisers - Monster Machine. Harnessing the raw power of the ARGON Series’ supercharged wavetable synth engine, and injecting a heavy dose of inspiration from horror and Sci-Fi genres, this collection of 40 other worldly textures guarantees to take your creativity to never ventured heights.

Featuring a meticulously curated collection of dystopian sound beds, edgy thunderous basses and eery lead lines, Monster Machines is ideal for adding a new dimension to modern music production and traditional compositionscenarios alike. Head over to the Modal Electronics Blog to download this free pack and add some off-world fuel to your sonic arsenal.

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 (coming soon)
Power: DC-9.0V-1.5A
Dimensions Width: 384mm – 15 inches / Depth: 127mm – 5 inches / Height: 80mm – 3 inches / Desktop or Rack mount – 3U 19” rack