During this year’s NAMM Show 2018, Pittsburgh Modular announced the standalone Microvolt 3900 semi-modular monophonic analog Synthesizer. It’s not a classic analog east-coast oriented synth but one that combines features from both sides. It features a voltage-controlled oscillator including waveshaping, pulse-width-modulation as well as a harmonic sine function that adds character to the sine waves. Also it includes a oscillator mixer to setting up the levels of saw, pulse, sine and fold.
The Pittsburgh Modular developers use here a state-variable filter with an “unstable” mode for expanding the range of resonance and heating up the signal. The VCA is quite special compared to other synths and can be compared to west-coast synths. It features a dynamic VCA that operates as a low-pass gate or a regular amp. It also as a Pluck switch for generating tight envelopes. The envelopes are based on the ADSR type and are voltage controllable. Beside this, it comes with two-stage function generator and an additional cycling switch allows you to use it as LFO.
Additional modulation comes from a free-running wide-range LFO with a built-in randomiser. A complete patch-bay with 40 ins out outs gives you the possibility to work with Eurorack modular gear.
The Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Synthesizer will be available in May for $629 USD.
More information here: Pittsburgh Modular