Pittsburgh Modular is now shipping the Lifeforms Primary Oscillator Eurorack module – a new oscillator designed to ‘stretch the boundaries of pure sonic sculpting’.
The Primary Oscillator uses a unique cascading waveform processing to create increasingly complex, fully modulatable waveforms. Through the use of multiple interwoven waveshapers, a simple waveform can be mutated into something dynamic and harmonically rich.
Custom waveshapers include a harmonic sine wave; a sine processed to add just enough harmonics to give a resonant filter something to dig into. Next, the included blade wave processor is an evolution of our custom modulation circuit, creating modulatable ramp and pulse waves. The fragments generator is an analog downsampler capable of ‘crushing waveforms to dust without ever sounding thin or cold’.
The timbre wave folder enables deep spectral change, by repeatedly folding the waveform in on itself until the original waveform is unrecognizable.
Here’s an introduction from PM’s Richard Nicol:
Here’s an introduction from PM analog designer Michael Johnson:
The Primary Oscillator is not designed to be a ‘clean’ oscillator that produces perfect waveforms. Instead of relying only on the standard set of simple wave shapes, the Primary Oscillator builds on the basics to offer a powerful palate of infinitely variable waveforms.
Pricing and Availability
The Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Primary Oscillator is available now for US $229.