The Pittsburgh Modular Foundation Synthesizer

The Pittsburgh Modular Foundation is a fully modular, eurorack, analog synthesizer.

The Foundation is a “complete voice”. It contains the modules needed to produce a wide variety of complex sounds such as bass, leads, evolving pads, and short percussive hits.

The Foundation is comprised of a heavy duty Eurorack case and individual Eurorack modules, designed to work together and as part of a larger modular system. Modules within the Foundation can be rearranged easily or replaced as a system grows or individual needs change.

The Pittsburgh Modular Foundation Modules

  • 2x Oscillator
    • Multiple Analog Waveforms
    • Wide Frequency Range
  • Dual LFO
    • 2 Independent Low Frequency Oscillators
  • Ring Modulator
    • 3 Modes
  • 4 Channel Mixer / Attenuator
    • Multifunction Module
    • 4 Channel Mixer
    • 4 Independent Attenuators
  • Multi Mode Filter
    • Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, Variable Outputs
    • Voltage Controlled Frequency and Q
    • Filter and Oscillator Modes
  • 2x Envelope Generator
    • 4 Stage (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release)
    • Fast and Slow Modes
  • Dual VCA
    • Attenuated CV Input
    • Individual and Mix Outputs
  • Headphone and ¼” Line Outs
    • Stereo or Dual Mono Outputs
  • Midi to CV Converter
    • CV Out
    • Gate Out
    • CC Out
    • 2x Dual Multiples
    • 2 Sets of Connected Jacks
  • Power Module
    • Power Switch
    • Power LED

Here’s a demo of the Pittsburgh Modular Foundation in action:

See the PM site for details and dealers.

13 thoughts on “The Pittsburgh Modular Foundation Synthesizer

  1. That little box sounds killer.

    The only problem with Eurorack stuff is the knobs are so close together. If PM made 5U stuff I think I would be all over it.

  2. That would be an awesome entry point in modular Euroland, too bad I could find the European price anywhere…

  3. once again, just another awesome synth that rich audiophiles can only afford when professional musicians can’t get within a mile of one of these. and the enclosures are definitely most of the price.

    1. You should investigate DIY synths if premade are out of your price range. If you’re willing to learn how to use a soldering iron, you could build something very similar for half the price, assuming you’re creative with your panels.

      Or you can just sit and Hate.

  4. Actually, the price isn’t just for rich audiophiles. I work as a humble massage therapist and have 18u of eurorack. I don’t have a car or kids, so that helps. But there are plenty of easy ways to get started in euro with a happy ending kit and a few choice modules. It’s an amazing time for modular synthesis,. No time like the present to start.

  5. $1700 is hardly “rich audiophile” territory. Audiophiles think nothing of spending that kind of money on cabling and “magic beads”.

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