Modal electronics announced a brand new firmware update v2.6 for their ARGON series synthesizers. The company says it is never satisfied with a static approach to product development and, directly addressing the needs of its global user community, has added a series of cutting-edge new features that are guaranteed to boost creative output. of the user like never before. Here are the details in their own words…
New in firmware v2.6
Firmware v2.6 adds 12 new wavetable banks containing 60 brand new waveforms. Now producers, performers and sound designers can enjoy immediate access to two independent wavegroups each containing 180 carefully crafted wavetables, divided into 36 banks of 5 sets of morphable waveforms; there’s even an additional PWM bank and three noise/modulation banks accessible on wavegroup 2. Additionally, users can now effortlessly link the OSC2 tuning to be linked to the OSC1 frequency via an OSC2 Tune Mode control practice. Merge it all together with 32 static wavetable modifiers, including, de-rez, wavefolders, waveshapers, phase shapers and rectifier, all of which can be applied to all 180 wavetables – not to mention of eight types of oscillator modifiers – and the sonic possibilities are virtually limitless.
About the ARGON Series
Experience the colorful sound of the ARGON series of wavetable synthesizers. Meticulously crafted and engineered to perfection, these instruments are a treasure trove for any musician looking to separate themselves from the crowd with elegant sonic textures.
Building on the heritage of Modal Electronic’s legendary 00 Series synthesizers, the ARGON Series are modern wavetable synths for musicians, producers and sound designers. Fusing transparent and rich sound, a range of real-time controls, MPE support, a clear structured user interface and built-in performance tools, the ARGON series is a unique collection of instruments designed to deliver a sonic experience unmatched.
With over 1,000 ARGON8 sounds available for free on the Modal Electronic website, sound designers, producers, and performing musicians have a wide range of exciting synthesizer sounds to inspire music production and sound creation.
The free MODALapp brings the convenience of on-screen 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’s the perfect companion for synth enthusiasts looking to delve into all the parameters of training and performance sound to create their own signature sounds – not to mention a fantastic tool for saving and managing patches and sequences. Along with the release of ARGON series firmware v2.6, MODALapp has also been updated to v2.7.6, supporting the 60 new waveforms and OSC2 Tune mode control that the new update of the firmware provides.
The ARGON series is available in 3 models, each tailored to your workflow – the 37-key ARGON8 variant, the 61-key ARGON8X variant and the ARGON8M desktop module.