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NEWS: Modal Argon8

Polyphoner Synthesiser von Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics stellt den Modal Argon8 Synthesizer vor. Argon8 ergänzt die wachsenden Familie der SKULPTsynthesizer, CRAFTsynth 2.0, Modal 002 Hybrid und Modal 008 Analogue Polyphonic Synthesizer.


Basierend auf seiner neuen wavetable Synthesizer-Engine leitet Argon8 einen Großteil seines Erbes und seiner DNA aus dem Modal 002 ab. Modal 002, der erstmals im Juni 2014 mit einem Preis von 4.495 US-Dollar eingeführt wurde, wurde zu einem sehr häufig eingesetzten Wavetable-Synthesizer und wird immer noch von erfolgreichen Künstlern sowie Film- und Fernsehproduzenten verwendet.

Fünf Jahre nach der Einführung von Modal 002 hat Modal Electronics einen neuen Synthesizer entwickelt, der einen Großteil der Sound-Design-Fähigkeit und Funktionalität des Modal 002 in ein kompaktes Gehäuse integriert.



  • True 8 voice polyphony
  • Road ready Steel and Aluminium chassis
  • 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 4 noise/modulation banks accessible on Oscillator 2
  • 28 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
  • FATAR TP9/S Full size 37 key keybed with both velocity and aftertouch
  • 1.54 inch large OLED display – that provides instant visual feedback to the user at all times of playing/editing
  • Bourns continuous rotary encoders throughout as standard
  • 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 pole morphing resonant filter
  • Waveshaping distortion
  • Three incredibly powerful independent and user configurable stereo FX engines that can create sophisticated Delays, lush Reverbs, Flanging, Phasing, and Rich Choruses
  • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes
  • Hugely powerful “Mod Matrix” with eight assignable slots with four additional fixed routes, 11 mod sources and 52 destinations
  • 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
  • Two Audio rate LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global). Polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions
  • Inbuilt sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating
  • Real time sequencer with number 512 steps with input quantise and four recordable /editable animations
  • Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Unison 2, unison 4, unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4
  • All time-based FX, LFO’s and sequencer arpeggio can be either clocked internally or externally
  • Sync in/out
  • Full size MIDI five pin din sockets
  • Full size quarter inch jacks for both audio and external control such as sustain and expression.
  • 3.5 mm stereo input with ability to route incoming audio through the FX
  • Free dedicated app that works on Mac, PC, iOS, Android and works under VST3 and AU.
Quelle: Modal Electronics


Modal Argon8 bietet eine USB-MIDI-Verbindung, die es Argon8 ermöglicht, in einem integrierten Setup zu spielen. Der kostenlose Software-Editor ModalApp ist für MacOSX, Windows, iOS und Android Tablets und Smartphones sowie als ein VST3- und AU-Plugin für DAW-Anwendungen verfügbar.


Modal Argon8 soll umgerechnet 649€ kosten.

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