Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Lab In-Depth Review

The latest loopop video takes an in-depth look at the Pittsburgh Modular  Voltage Research Laboratory, a West Coast-inspired all-in-one modular workstation, introduced at Superbooth 2019.

PM founder Richard Nicol describes the VRL as “a completely different analog synthesizer, where every function of the instrument has been influenced by the behaviors and systems of the natural world, ” adding that it’s “a sonic playground, created to explore the natural systems and lesser known fringes of analog synthesis.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:05 Overview
3:20 MIDI
4:45 Clock
5:00 Arpeggiator
6:50 Primary oscillator
11:10 Secondary oscillator
12:30 FM, AM, Ring, and wave modulation
14:45 Function Generators
17:10 Unison
18:00 Dynamics controllers
19:30 Response
20:40 Pluck
21:40 Analog Delay
23:00 Random tools
24:40 Touch controller
28:00 Sequencing
29:30 System utilities
29:50 Pros & cons
32:50 Outro jam

You can find out more about the VRL at the Pittsburgh Modular site.

6 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Lab In-Depth Review

      1. While i am a fan of the company, and as pro made-in-the-USA as you can get, that excuse only goes so far. With the economy teetering on collapse, this does not seem like a great use of resources. That kind of money buys a lot with their competitors.

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