Pittsburgh Modular System 90 [NAMM 2014]

January 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pittsburgh Modular’s Richard Nichol walks us through the features of the System 90 analog synthesizer at the 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim, California

Pittsburgh Modular System 10 and 90 at NAMM

January 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Richard Nicol of Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers introduces us to the new System 10 synthesizer, which is housed in Pittsburgh Modular’s Cell [48] Case and includes the new Synthesizer Box module along with Mix Mult, MIDI2 and Outs utility modules. The Synthesizer Box module incorporates Pittsburgh’s new Waveforms oscillator and Lopass Gate

The System 90 is a complete, standalone, fully modular synthesizer that bridges the gap between classic east coast synthesis and west coast experimentation. At it heart lie Pittsburgh Modular’s new Symbiotic Waves, Waveforms and Lopass Gate modules.

Housed in Pittsburgh’s new 104hp Move [104] Case, the Foundation 3 is their new flagship standalone fully modular monosynth. Among its many modules are two of Pittsburgh new Waveforms oscillator modules and two of their new Envelope modules as well as the new Lopass Gate coupled with their classic Filter multi-mode filter module.

MFB Tanzbar VS Pittsburgh Modular Foundation

November 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Just acquired the Tanzbar! Here it is in action controlling the PMF with the CV/GATE outs from Tanzbar to PMF.

Pittsburgh Modular Interview with Michael Johnsen

October 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pittsburgh Modular Analog Circuitry Designer Michael Johnsen was kind enough to sit down on camera for a chat. Over the course of the interview, Michael talks about his background, learning electronics, playing music, and building custom instruments.

Modular Sounds 8

April 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Just for fun the Pittsburgh Analog Delay in feedback (see my previous video) through the RS-390 Echo

Elektron Analog 4 controlling Pittsburgh Modular Foundation

April 1, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This synth jam stars the Analog 4 by Elektron and features the Pittsburgh Modular Foundation synth. The A4 controls the PMF as track 4, by setting the OSC to Ext input.

The PMF is influenced by the built in LFO of the A4 to get some cool wobble effect.

Drums: Maschine.

Effects: Ableton Live.

Pittsburgh Synthesizer Block – complete synthesizer in one eurorack module

January 17, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pittsburgh has announced a new eurorack module including a complete synthesizer. It’s quite similar to the Dark Energy module by Doepfer. Perfect entry level module.
Wired for instant access to classic tones without needing a single patch cable, the Synthesizer Block is a complete semi-modular, monophonic synthesizer. The Synthesizer Block is 100% analog and 100% Eurorack compatible with a complete set of patch points able to override the internal audio and CV signal path.

The Synthesizer Block was designed to be the core of any modular system. Each major component is fully patchable and can function independent to the rest of the module. This allows the functionality of the Oscillator, Filter, LFO, Envelope Generator, and VCA to be broken apart and used like standalone modules.

Full Range Sawtooth Core Oscillator
Oscillator Waveform Mixer
Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter
Wide Range Low Frequency Oscillator
Glide Control for Portamento Effects
ADSR Envelope Generator
High Quality, Linear Response, Voltage Controlled Amplifier

MSRP: $299
Available : February

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