Pittsburgh Modular is now shipping the Microvolt 3900 analog synthesizer, a new design that they describe as ‘a love letter to the analog monosynth’.
The Microvolt 3900 is patched internally and does not require patch cables to dial in a wide variety of sounds. For deeper experimentation, though, the Microvolt 3900 includes a 39-point patchbay for complete signal routing control. The synth features a four-stage envelope generator, multi-purpose function generator, wide range LFO, chaotic random source, arpeggiator, sequencer, MIDI to CV converter and more.
“Everyone at Pittsburgh Modular has worked their bottoms off to make this our best instrument yet, and it shows,” company founder Richard Nicol told us. “The Microvolt sounds amazing and everyone at Pittsburgh Modular is working diligently to get them in the hands of more musicians.”
They’re currently working on shipping synths pre-ordered directly or through dealers.
Here’s an overview of the Microvolt 3900 from this year’s NAMM Show:
- Voltage controlled West Coast style wavefolder.
- Switchable harmonically rich sine wave.
- External preamp with independent 30x gain and output level controls.
- Classic Pittsburgh Modular low pass filter with extended resonance.
- Dynamic VCA with standard VCA and dynamic low pass gate modes.
- Variable overdrive on output.
- Multi-mode sequencing arpeggiator.
- Chaotic random CV and gate generator.
- Multi-tasking function generator works as a voltage controlled envelope, LFO, and oscillator.
- Highly tuned ADSR envelope generator.
- 39-point Eurorack format compatible patch bay.
Pricing and Availability
The Microvolt 3900 is available to order, priced at US $629.