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True 8 voice polyphonic now with polyphonic sequencing


Firmware 2.0 includes:

Polyphonic 64 Step Sequencer 

In firmware 2.0 the built-in 512 step sequencer was also drilled out and expanded. Here, the developers have integrated a brand-new polyphonic 64-step sequencer mode that provides an eight note-per-step sequencer. It allows full step-by-step control of melodies and pattern ideas. It also features several Step Modes to unlock significant flexibility to trigger sequences in different ways suiting various setups and performance situations.

All About Performance (MPE Support…)

With Firmware v2.0, ARGON8 introduces support of the MPE standard. This function was requested by many musicians and is now there. With compatible controller hardware (ROLI, Linnstrument…), you can now enjoy polyphonic expression to re-discover ARGON8 super flexible wavetable synth engine.

Modal adds a staggering new performance feature in the shape of Chord Inversions to ARGON8 – an intuitive and experimental way to deploy chord inversions and variations in real-time, enabling a huge array of options to explore and greatly simplify complex chord voicings to both seasoned keys players and novices.

More Gain, Better Audio Output

In the past few weeks, the comments in the forums (Gearslutz…) about problems with the gain/output of the Argon8 synthesizers have increased. The developers have also noticed this and now offer an improved audio output staging and advanced dynamics options. A new Gain Boost setting applies to all patches. It increases the average output level while expanding the range of the Patch Gain control helps to boost even the quietest patches without introducing unwanted noise.

Updated App & New Sounds


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 3 noise/modulation banks accessible on Oscillator 2

32 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

Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Unison 2, unison 4, unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4

Inbuilt sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating

Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes


Two pole morphing resonant filter with multiple filter types

Filter can be morphed from low pass, through band pass, to high pass


Hugely powerful “Mod Matrix” with eight assignable slots with four additional fixed routes, 11 mod sources and 52 destinations

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 Audio rate LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global). Polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions


Waveshaping distortion

Three incredibly powerful independent and user configurable stereo FX engines

FX include Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Positive or Negative), Lo-fi, Tremolo, Rotary, 3 x Delay types (Stereo, Ping-Pong, Crossover) and Reverb.


Real time sequencer with 512 notes with input quantise and four recordable / editable parameter animations

Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally


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

100 sequencer presets and 100 FX presets


Analogue clock sync in and out (configured to the KORG / Teenage Engineering specification)

MIDI DIN in and out

Full size quarter inch jacks for stereo audio outs, headphones and external control such as sustain and expression

3.5 mm stereo input with ability to route incoming audio through the FX

Class compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer or tablet

Optional software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS, Android with VST3 and AU compatibility – MODALapp can be run within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

Power: DC-9.0V-1.5A


Road ready Steel and Aluminium chassis

Width: 555mm – 22 inches
Depth: 300mm – 11-3/4 inches
Height: 100mm – 4 inches