MODAL ELECTRONICS’ ARGON-SERIES V2.6 FIRMWARE UPDATE GUARANTEES TO TURBOCHARGE YOUR CREATIVE OUTPUT LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Just when you thought the ARGON-Series couldn’t get any more feature-packed, Modal Electronics announce Firmware v2.6, empowering users with 12 new Wavetable Banks, 60 new Waveforms and a host of must-have workflow enhancements.
Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, has just announced an all-new firmware update for their critically-acclaimed feature-packed ARGON-Series synthesisers. Never content with a static approach to product development – and directly responding to the needs of their global user community – Modal Electronics’ ARGON-Series firmware v2.6 adds a raft of new forward-thinking features that guarantee to supercharge user’s creative output like never before.
New in Firmware v2.6
Firmware v2.6 adds 12 new Wavetable Banks containing 60 all-new Waveforms. Now, producers, performers and sound designers can experience immediate access to two independent wave-groups each containing 180 carefully crafted wavetables split into 36 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets; there’s even an additional PWM bank and 3 noise/modulation banks accessible on wave-group 2. In addition, users can now effortlessly link OSC2 tuning to OSC1 frequency via a handy OSC2 Tune Mode control.
Fuse all of this with 32 static wavetable modifiers including, de-rez, wave folders, waveshapers, phase shapers and rectify, all of which can be applied to the 180 wavetables – not to mention 8 types of oscillator modifier – and the sonic possibilities are virtually limitless.
About the ARGON Series
Leaning on the heritage of Modal Electronics’ legendary OO series synthesisers, the ARGON Series are modern wavetable synths for music performers, producers and sound designers. Fusing a transparent and rich sound, an array of real-time controls, MPE support, a clear structured user interface and integrated performance tools, The ARGON Series are a unique collection of instruments, designed to deliver an unmatched sonic experience.
The ARGON Series’ sophisticated wavetable engine generates thousands of different sonic combinations with its seamless waveform morphing feature. Explore ambient evolving textures, classic pads and modern chords, brutal basses, dark drones and psychedelic noise textures – this truly is a sound designer’s playground. Process and cross modulate the waves using either the 32 static wavetable modifiers and unlock additional wavetable variations. With the ARGON Series, virtually every sonic imagination can be realised with ease.
With all ARGON Series synthesisers, four morphable filter types deliver contemporary and classic options to shape your sounds to perfection. Two flexible audio rate (1x polyphonic) LFOs can be routed to a huge number of destinations using the modulation matrix. Three dedicated envelopes for the filter, amp and modulation sources provide excessive control over dynamics and expression. The ARGON Series’ sophisticated 12-slot modulation matrix supports easy assignments of complex modulation routes to keep the sound evolving; for complete ease- of-use, 4 common modulation routings are pre-set to free up space for more interesting ideas.
Bring performance to a new level with the ARGON Series’ integrated 512-note sequencer, with real-time mode and step mode (64 steps with 8 notes per step) and 4 powerful Animation Lanes; a sure fire means of instilling expansive and complex transitions to sounds in a way that LFOs and Envelopes simply won’t provide. The polyphonic 64 step sequencer enables easy step input for note and animation values to create exciting melodic patterns. Multiple sequencer trigger modes coupled with the powerful onboard arpeggiator (programmable up to 32 steps) and performance features such as Chord hold, Inversions, Transpose, Sustain Latch and the Joystick cement the ARGON Series as a performers and players dream.
Reshape your sounds with the ARGON Series’ on-board stereo effects engine. ARGON8’s 3-slot FX engine enables in-depth programming, combining up to 12 FX algorithms to add character and depth to your sound – available effects include Distortion (waveshaping overdrive) Chorus, Phaser, Flanger (Pos), Flanger (Neg), Tremolo, LoFi, Rotary, Stereo Delay, Ping-Pong Delay, X-Over Delay and Reverb.
The free MODALapp brings the comfort of screen-based editing of all ARGON Series parameters to your computer or mobile device. Available as a standalone app for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS or Android systems and in VST3 and AU plug-in formats, it is the perfect companion for synth enthusiasts looking to deep dive to all sound forming and performance parameters to create their own signature sounds – not to mention a fantastic tool to backup and manage patches and sequences. In tandem with the release of the ARGON-Series’ v2.6 firmware, MODALapp has also been updated to v2.7.6, catering for the 60 new waveforms and OSC2 Tune Mode control the new firmware update provides.
The ARGON Series are available in 3 models, each tailored to suit your workflow – the ARGON8 37-key variant, the ARGON8X 61-key variant and the ARGON8M desktop module.