Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Laboratory Hands-On Demo

At Superbooth 2019, Pittsburgh Modular introduced the Voltage Research Laboratory, a West Coast-inspired all-in-one modular workstation.

We talked with PM founder Richard Nicol, who gave us an in-depth look at the new synth.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“The Voltage Research Laboratory is a completely different analog synthesizer where every function of the instrument has been influenced by the behaviors and systems of the natural world. Wildly experimental and extremely deep, the Voltage Research Laboratory is a sonic playground created to explore the natural systems and lesser known fringes of analog synthesis.

The Voltage Research Laboratory is 100% eurorack modular format compatible and is comprised of 3 separate eurorack modules housed together in a purpose-built, handmade eurorack enclosure. More than a collection of tools and functions, it is a unique modular synthesizer designed to reward deep experimentation and encourage the creation of unique sonic systems.”

Pricing and Availability

Production of the Voltage Research Laboratory is being funded via a Kickstarter project, which has already reached its funding goal. It’s available to backers for $1,279 and the individual modules are also available separately.

3 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Laboratory Hands-On Demo

  1. Sounds great and cool form factor.

    I like how Pittsburgh is taking ‘West Coast’ ideas and making them more affordable, but also more sensible, with a layout and labelling that makes sense.

  2. I signed up for the eurorack version and I may add the control surface before the end of the kickstarter. I need to see a demo before I commit to that. I’m also watching the Aussie/ US exchange rate closely, Hopefully there won’t be a need to wake up a couple of unlikeable Australian government departments ie customs and tax.

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