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Modal Electronics Argon8X 61-Key Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesizer


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Modal Electronics 61-Note Polyphonic Keyboard Synthesizer with Onboard Effects, Arpeggiator and Sequencer

Modal Electronics Argon8X is a 61-key polyphonic wavetable synthesizer keyboard that inherits much of its sound design capability and functionality from Modal 002. Bringing eight voices of true polyphony with features previously never seen at this price point, Argon8X raises the bar in sub-$1,000 synthesizers. Argon8X's sound engine enables extremely complex synthesis creation hitherto unprecedented at this price point.

detail image of Modal Argon8X control panel showing oscillator control knobs


  • 120 carefully crafted wavetables split into 24 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets covering everything from virtual analog classics to cutting edge EDM, including many from Modal 002 and a whole range of mathematically generated tables. An additional PWM bank and 4 noise/modulation banks are available 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.
  • Voice Drift and Width controls that help to create massive stereo soundscapes.

detail image of Modal Argon8X control panel showing filter control knobs


  • Two-pole morphing resonant filter with multiple filter types.
  • Filter can be morphed from low pass through band pass to high pass.

detail image of Modal Argon8X control panel showing filter control knobs
detail image of Modal Argon8X control panel showing modulation joystick


  • Hugely powerful mod matrix with eight assignable slots with four additional fixed routes, 11 mod sources and 52 destinations.
  • 4-axis joystick 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 LFOs (one poly, one global) with tempo sync. Polyphonic LFO can sync to frequency divisions.

detail image of Modal Argon8X control panel showing effects controls


  • Waveshaping distortion.
  • Three incredibly powerful independent and user configurable stereo effects engines that can create sophisticated delays, lush reverbs, flanging, phasing and rich choruses.

detail image of Modal Argon8X control panel showing effects controls
detail image of Modal Argon8X control panel showing sequencer controls


  • Realtime sequencer with 512 steps, input quantize and four recordable/editable parameter animations.
  • All time-based effects, LFOs and sequencer arpeggio can be clocked either internally or externally.
  • 100 sequencer presets that can be linked to any patch for quickly loading arrangements.

top/front view of Modal Electronics Argon8X


  • Fatar TP9/S full size 61-key keybed with both velocity and aftertouch.
  • 1.54" OLED display 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.
  • Built-in sophisticated programmable 32-step arpeggiator with rest capability and up to 2,048 steps before repeating.
  • Glide/portamento with both legato and staccato modes.

top/front view of Modal Electronics Argon8X
screenshot of ModalApp companion editor software

Software editor
Argon8X provides a class-compliant USB MIDI connection, enabling Argon8X to play in an integrated setup. Free software editor ModalApp is available on macOS, iOS, Windows and Android tablets and phones. ModalApp is also available as an Audio Unit and VST3 plug-in for DAW applications.

More Information
Manufacturer Modal Electronics
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power supply
Analog/Digital Digital
Number of Keys 61
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Fatar TP9/S synth action with velocity and aftertouch
Aftertouch Yes
Programs/Presets 500 patch storage locations (ships with 300 factory programs)
100 sequence storage locations
100 effects patch storage locations
Voices of Polyphony 8
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Multitimbral Monotimbral
Effects (3) independent stereo effects engines
Sequencer Realtime 512-step sequencer with quantize
(4) recordable/editable parameter automation lanes
Arpeggiator Yes
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
Audio Inputs 1/8" stereo external audio input
Audio Outputs Dual 1/4" stereo output
1/4" stereo headphone output
Control Connections 1/8" sync input
1/8" sync output
Onboard Controllers 4-axis assignable modulation joystick
Width 35"
Depth 11.75"
Height 4"
Unique Features MODALapp editor and patch librarian available as standalone app, Audio Unit or VST plug-in

Modal Electronics Ltd. Limited Warranty

One year Parts and Labor on all Modal Electronics Ltd. products. Warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship.

The following are not covered: damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, product modification or neglect; damage occurring during shipment; damage from failure to follow instructions contained in the instruction manual; damage resulting from unauthorized repairs; or damage caused by improper installation; or damage caused by AC power overvoltage conditions.

Modal Electronics Ltd.'s liability is limited to the repair or replacement, at its option, of any defective product and shall not include incidental or consequential damages. Modal Electronics Ltd. reserves the right to replace a discontinued model with a comparable model. Any replacement units or parts may be new or rebuilt.

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