2013 NAMM Show: PIttsburgh Modular has announced the Cell Foundation Desktop Synthesizer - a new modular syntht that they call their ‘flagship product’.
PM’s Foundaton 2.0 has been transplanted from the road case to a sleek Pittsburgh Modular Cell desktop case, allowing the Foundation to feel more at home in the studio. A Toolbox module has also been added to the Cell Foundation Desktop as standard equipment. Continue reading →
Pittsburgh Modular has introducedBender – a dual voltage controlled low frequency oscillator, built around two triangle core, wide range, low frequency waveform generators.
A low frequency cousin to PM’s Generator, this multipurpose signal generator can provide the basis of a wide range of complex modulations ideal for amplitude, frequency and timbral modulation.
The Bender module is split into two separate voltage controlled LFOs. Each LFO is controlled by a separate rate konb, range switch, control voltage input attenuator, and variable waveshape knob.
The two LFOs of the Bender module are wired together internally for frequency cross modulation. The Variable Waveform output of each LFO is wired to the Rate CV input of the other. This controlled feedback loop creates everything from rhythmic patterns to wild, chaotic modulations. The internal connections can be broken by inserting a patch cable in the Rate CV Input jack.
The Bender module is priced at US $139, and is expected to be available in February.
Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers has introduced a new Sequencer modular
The Sequencer module is a compact, 8 step Eurorack analog sequencer that uses an external clock to cycle through 4, 6, or 8 steps. The output of the sequencer can be used control the pitch of an oscillator, modulate a filter, or manipulate any module with a CV input.
Complex sequences can be created using a combination of the Reset, Hold, and Add inputs. The Reset input can be used to create odd or variable length loops while Hold pauses the movement of the sequencer. Voltage from the Add input is summed with the voltage created by the Sequencer transcribing the the output.
The Sequencer module also can be used as a sub-octave generator. Clocking the Sequencer at audio rates using the square wave of an Oscillator turns the Sequencer into a sub-octave waveform generator, able to produce 1 or 2 octaves below the frequency of the clock. Continue reading →
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.