Modal Minute – New Arp Play Modes for COBALT8 and ARGON8
COBALT8 v2 and ARGON8 v3 deliver new arp play modes to inspire your creativity. This Modal Minute gives you some ideas on how to use them.
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Modal Minute – ARGON8 v3 Filter Types
This short video covers the new filter types added in the V3 firmware for ARGON8. The 4 new filter types are: Ladder, Ladder Hybrid, Ladder Phaser and Salen Key.
Modal Minute – Distortion FX on COBALT8 + ARGON8
This short video covers a new feature in the V3 firmware for ARGON8 and V2 firmware for COBALT8 – the new Distortion FX. They include 4 distortion algorithms, each with mono and stereo variants, Soft Clip, Hard Clip, Rectify and Fold.
Modal Minute – ARGON8 V3 Vintage Parameter
This short video covers one of the best new features in the V3 firmware for ARGON8 – the new Vintage parameter. It gives ARGON8 the ability to emulate discrete circuitry found in vintage polysynths.
Modal Minute – ARGON8 V3 Oscillator Freerun
One of the most significant new features for ARGON8 is Oscillator Freerun. This Modal Minute highlights this function.
Modal Quick Dive: COBALT8 Chorus (v2)
In this Quick Dive instalment, we'll be taking a closer look at the new "Chorus 2" effect, introduced with COBALT8 Firmware v1.4. Chorus 2 is plucked straight out of the COBALT5S, providing a great new tool to create a lush and dense synth sound.
Modal Mysteries: Increasing Ambition
Our First Modal Mystery Melody is based on a popular indie game that featured a soundtrack exclusively from UK-based indie label Ghostly Digital. One of Michna's entries features a dreamy string pad with a long release tail and a touch of white noise, giving it a relaxed and airy mood. This episode features the build of that lead for COBALT8.
Quick Dive #11 – ARGON8 Firmware v2.6 New Wavetables
Just when you thought the ARGON-Series couldn’t get any more feature-packed, Modal Electronics announce Firmware v2.6, empowering users with 12 new Wavetable Banks, 60 new Waveforms and a host of must-have workflow enhancements. Here, we are demonstrating the new sonic powers we injected into the ARGON8 wavetable engine.
Modal Minute #39 – Hardware Mod Assignments on COBALT8 and ARGON8
Assigning Modulation Routes via the ARGON8 and COBALT8 hardware is quick and easy and doesn't need Modalapp. In this Modal Minute we show you how to connect sources with destination right from the synth user interface.
Modal Minute #38 – Using LFOs on COBALT8 and ARGON8
LFOs are essential modulation sources for synthesiser sounds. We show three examples for exciting LFO applications on COBALT8 and ARGON8.
Modal Minute #37 – EG Variations on COBALT8 and ARGON8
With three Envelope Generators, ARGON8 and COBALT8 have a lot to offer for creative sound design sessions. This Modal Minute highlights how to use the different EG characteristics for tailored curves depending on the desired patch type, like plucked sounds, basses or pads.
Modal Minute #36 – Audio-Rate LFO Modulations on ARGON8
ARGON8 offers immensely powerful LFOs with audio-rate frequencies. This Modal Minutes shows some practical examples to use this feature for your sound design endeavours.
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!
Modal Minute #33 – COBALT8 and ARGON8 Audio In
The Audio Input on COBALT8 and ARGON8 allows to route external audio signals into the synth to jam with your favourite music track or groove box, or to expand the limited amount of input channels on your mixer or audio interface. Here is how this works.
Modal Minute #31 – Navigate the COBALT8/ARGON8 OLED Display
This Modal Minute shows how easy it is to navigate the display on ARGON8 and COBALT8 using the Push Encoders on either side of the display. It also explains the different interactive modes for the knob response displayed in the screen.
Modal Minute #29 – Factory Reset for COBALT8/ARGON8
The Reset function on COBALT8 and ARGON8 helps to return your synth to a initial factory status. You should be aware that all your own custom patches will be deleted during this operation