8 voice polyphonic wavetable synthesiser

ARGON8 available now. ARGON8M and ARGON8X shipping Spring 2020.

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

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

Audio Demos