Modal Argon 8X Wavetable Synthesizer

Modal Argon 8X Wavetable Synthesizer

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The Modal Electronics Argon 8X is a powerful 61 Note, 8 Voice Wave Table Synthesizer capable of sweet analogue-like tones and textured sound creation.

Powerful Wavetable Synthesis

Now available in a fully-fledged 61 note version, Argon 8X becomes a seriously capable poly synth for dedicated sound designers, musicians and producers. Infused with the DNA of the original Modal 002 synth, Argon 8X serves up classic analogue sounds to modern electronic grit.

With its new wavetable synthesiser engine, the Modal Argon8X is able to offer true 8 voice polyphony. It comprises 120 carefully crafted wavetables that are split over 24 banks consisting of 5 morphable waveform sets each.

32 high resolution wavetable oscillators, 4 per voice and featuring 8 types of oscillator modifier including Phase Mod (FM), Ring Mod, Amp Mod, Hard Sync and Windowed Sync allow you to really shape your sound.

You can further manipulate your output with 28 static wavetable processors including de-rez, wave folders, wave shapers, phase shapers and rectify. You can apply these processors to all 120 wavetables for an astonishing range of sonic options and new waveshapes!

Paired with the free MODALapp, unlock the full creative potential of your Modal Electronics synthesizer through this cross-platform application that delivers a visual and hands-on synth experience like no other!

Supercharged Preset Library

That's not all though, as this Argon model also comes with the super impressive Monster Machine preset pack.

With 40 creatively inspiring sounds, this incredible preset library perfectly compliments the power that the ARGON provides effortlessly.

With every sound that's ideal for everything from nostalgic synth songs to horror soundscapes. Take your performance to new heights!

Powerful MODALapp

Unlock the full potential of your Modal Electronics instrument with the free, cross-platform MODALapp. Providing full intutive visual control over presets, patch editing and synth paramaters, alongside effortless firmware updates and seamless DAW integration, the MODALapp allows you to experience hardware synth editing at its finest!

With every paramater you could want at your fingertips, the app works in perfect harmony with your synth to unlock full-touch integration over you set-up from selectable waveforms, to filters to modulation and sequenced patterns - whether you're on Windows, macOs, iOS, iPadOS, Android OR AU/VST3.

Perfect for both live performance and in-depth production setups, with the MODALapp you can easily import and export everything from single patches to entire libraries so you never need to trouble yourself with complicated third party softwares again!

DAW Compatible

The Modal Argon8 features a Class Compliant USB MIDI connection so you can use the Argon8 with virtually any DAW.

Firmware v3 Features

Introducing Oscillator Free Run and Vintage features, exciting four new filter models, new FX algorithms and extremely useful new Arpeggiator play modes, ARGON8 v3 is maximizing the experience of a modern wavetable synth that excites musicians and sound designers. Building on the fundaments of our sophisticated product research and development team and user suggestions, ARGON8 will sound more organic and exciting than ever before.

Modal Argon 8X Synth Key Features:

  • New 8 Voice Wavetable Synthesizer Engine
  • 120 WaveTables Split Into 24 Banks of 5 Morphable Waveform Sets
  • 28 Static Wavetable Processors
  • 32 High Resolution Wavetable Oscillators
  • Full-Size 37 Key FATAR Keybed
  • 7 Different Keyboard Modes
  • 500 Fully Editable Patch Memories
  • 100 Sequencer Presets
  • 100 FX Presets
  • USB MIDI Connectivity
  • Powerful MODALapp Compatibility
  • Rugged Steel and Aluminium Chassis

Modal Argon 8X Specifications:


  • True 8 voice polyphonic


  • Supports MPE-compatible MIDI controllers, allowing you to apply polyphonic control and expression to individual notes


  • 32 high-resolution wavetable oscillators, 4 per voice
  • 180 carefully crafted wavetables split into 36 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets Additional PWM bank and 3 noise/modulation banks accessible on Oscillator 2
  • 32 static wavetable modifiers including, de-rez, wave folders, waveshapers, phase shapers and rectify can be applied to the 180 wavetables to give a mind-boggling array of permutations and new waveshapes
  • 8 types of oscillator modifier including Phase Mod (FM), Ring Mod, Amp Mod, Hard Sync and Windowed Sync
  • Voice Drift and Width controls that help to create massive stereo soundscapes


  • 2-pole state variable filters, 4 Filter types – ‘Standard’ filters are based on the resonant filter found in other Modal synthesisers and ‘Classic’ with a more rounded character and a softer resonance response.


  • 3 dedicated envelope generators for AMP, MOD and FILTER that can be accessed independently or all three simultaneously including negative (reverse) versions and multiple envelope curve options
  • 2 Audio rate LFO’s with tempo sync (one poly, one global). Polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions
  • 8 assignable modulation slots and 4 additional fixed modulation routings for common assignments with 11 modulation sources and 52 modulation destinations

Sequencer and Arpeggiator

  • Polyphonic Real-time sequencer with 512 notes and four recordable/editable parameter animations (Delay FX, LFO’s, sequencer and arpeggiator can be either clocked internally or externally)
  • Polyphonic Step Sequencer with 64 steps, 8 notes per step, 4 lanes of Parameter-Lock style animation, Step Input mode, multiple playback modes including gate modes and rest function
  • Built-In sophisticated programmable arpeggiator of 32 steps with rest capability with up to 2048 steps before repeating


  • Waveshaping distortion
  • 3 incredibly powerful independent and user-configurable stereo FX engines for Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb that can be arranged in any order

User Memory

  • 500 patch memories, all fully editable and ships with 300 factory programs
  • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements
  • 100 FX presets
  • 8 Quick Recall slots accessible from the panel for quickly loading your favourite patches

Controls and Performance

  • Premium FATAR 61-key Keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch
  • 29 endless encoders, 24 buttons
  • 4-axis joystick that can be assigned to a huge range of modulation destinations and virtually ‘locked’ when desired
  • Multiple keyboard modes, Mono, Poly, Unison 2, unison 4, unison 8, Stack 2 and Stack 4
  • Glide/Portamento with both legato and staccato modes
  • Chord Invert control to easily create chord inversions and variations

Inputs and Outputs

  • 6.35 mm / 1/4" TS dual-mono line outputs
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4" TRS headphone output
  • 3.5 mm / 1/8" TRS stereo audio input
  • MIDI DIN In and Out
  • 3.5 mm / 1/8" TS Analogue clock sync In and Out
  • Class compliant MIDI over USB connection
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4" TRS expression pedal input
  • 6.35 mm / 1/4" TS sustain pedal input

Enclosure and Display

  • Road-ready steel and aluminium enclosure with economical stained bamboo end cheeks
  • 1.54-inch large OLED display for instant visual feedback at all times of playing/editing


  • Power: DC-9.0V – 1.5A centre-positive

Editor Software

  • Free MODALapp software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android
  • MODALapp can also be run within your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with VST3 and AU versions available


  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 855 x 300 x 100 mm / 33.7" x 11.8" x 4"
  • Weight: 9 kg / 19.9 lbs
More Information
Manufacturer Modal Electronics
SKU 309389
Shipping Weight (kg) 10.000000
Warranty 2 Years
Number of Keys 61 keys
Key Action Non-Weighted
Series Argon Series


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