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Modal announces ARGON8M and ARGON8X polyphonic synthesizers

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Modal Electronics has expanded its ARGON8 product line with two new polyphonic synthesizers.

Modal Argon Family

ARGON8M and ARGON8X join the growing Modal Electronics family of SKULPTsynthesiser, CRAFTsynth 2.0, and the original ARGON8 (37 key version).

Based around its revolutionary new wavetable synthesiser engine, ARGON8 products derive much of their heritage and DNA from the highly acclaimed Modal 002.

The ARGON8M is a compact desktop module version that can also be mounted into a 19″ 3U rack with the included end cheeks, for those players with limited space.

Modal Argon8M

ARGON8X is an elongated 61 key version using the same FATAR TP/9S mechanism with aftertouch, for those players who want an extended octave range.

Both models share an identical sound engine as the original ARGON8 (37 key version), with 8 voices of true polyphonic flexibility (8 independent signal paths comprising oscillators, filter, envelopes and modulation).

Modal Argon8X

Modal is also excited to announce the development of ARGON8 Polychaining, which will enable any two ARGON8’s to be in a master/slave configuration over DIN MIDI giving the user 16 note polyphony and the ability to control two ARGON8’s from one. This functionality will be delivered with a software update which is planned for March/April.

The new synths are scheduled to ship in February 2020, priced at a MRSP of:

  • ARGON8M: $649 USD / 579 EUR / £499 GBP.
  • ARGON8X: $819 USD / 749 EUR / £649 GBP.

More information: Modal Electronics

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