Quick Dive #10 – Parallel Sound Design with ARGON8 and COBALT8
It goes without saying: Modal Synths give you immense sonic firepower to create. But have you ever considered combining Modal synth engines? No? Well hold on to your hats and prepare to unearth a cosmos of new unexplored textures! In this Modal Quick Dive we inspire you with a few examples and demo patches to get you started on your multi synth journey!
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