Pittsburgh Modular Intros Microvolt 3900 Synthesizer

At the 2018 Winter NAMM Show, Pittsburgh Modular introduced the microvolt 3900 synthesizer.

The microvolt 3900 is a standalone semi-modular synthesizer. It has normalized internal patching, so it can be used as a desktop synth module, by just connecting MIDI. But it also can also be patched, to override the internal signal flow or to integrate with other modular gear.

Here’s an overview and demo, from Pittsburgh Modular’s Perry Willig.

13 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Modular Intros Microvolt 3900 Synthesizer

  1. Latecomer to the semi-modular game when it could have been one of the firsts! Wake up you’re asleep at the wheel!

    1. Pittsburgh’s been in the semi-modular game for four years now, but does it really matter? A lot of companies are late compared to ARP and EML.

  2. I like the design but I’m not sure how this competes with the new Arturia offerings in terms of either sound or features.

    1. Sound is subjective, but to me this sounds extremely better than Minibrute, from filter to oscillators and envelopes.

    1. Exactly! The key features are the Dynamic VCA and Function Generator. This may actually be more synthesis mode agnostic than the Make Noise 0-Coast.

  3. Really! Talk about stupid. When will it stop? I have seen it all…… and will decide on what I will do. Thanks for making it easy for me!!! I know what I’m going to do for sure… Have a nice scrapbook made for Bo

  4. This looks sweet. It doesn’t matter if it’s late to the party, whether it has more or less features than the microbrute, or anything else. Go and play it. All these wonderful companies are producing incredible synths and incredible prices and we’re lucky to be spoiled for choice. It’s a great time to be alive. And those faders are cute.

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