Pittsburgh Modular SV-1 Blackbox Review

This video review, via Sonic State, takes a look at the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox, a new desktop format, all-in-one Eurorack modular synthesizer module. 

lifeforms-blackboxThe Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox features two patchable oscillators and Pittsburgh Modular’s state-variable filter, paired with a dual sub oscillator, dual chained mixers, a four stage envelope generator, sample and hold, noise, low frequency oscillator, voltage controlled amplifier, a feature rich MIDI to CV converter, and a pair of utility signal splitters.

The Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox is pre-patched, and Pittsburgh Modular stresses that “patch cables are not necessary to get started.” However, the synth is outfitted with 53 patch points and 21 knobs:

Pricing and Availability

Pittsburgh Modular’s Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox desktop analog modular synthesizer has a suggested retail price of $699 US, and begins shipping August 12. More information at Pittsburgh Modular’s website.

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