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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.
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