Good news from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers, as the US company is now taking preorders on its Microvolt 3900, a new standalone semi-modular mono analogue synth.
According to the company, the Microvolt 3900 boasts a host of innovative and unconventional features (and a competitive price, we might add).
Being a semi-modular synth, the Microvolt 3900 comes pre-patched but it also features 39 patch points, for plenty of modular sonic explorations!
Thanks to Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers’ new temperature-stabilised, dual-VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) oscillator core, the analogue audio engine of the Microvolt 3900 feeds a set of timbral wave-shapers carefully crafted for deep harmonic shaping, allowing a layer of additive synthesis alongside the classic synthesis waveforms.
Waveforms are fed into the binary filter, a custom state-variable filter architecture allowing for near-infinite resonance — with or without self- oscillation. Sonically speaking, this creates a juicy, fluid filter (inspired to the company’s SV-1 synth – see our Pittsburgh Modular SV-1 feature), adding depth and energy to the oscillator that can capably scream on demand!
Watch the Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 introduction video here:
When the dynamic VCA closes, decreasing the amplitude, harmonics are removed from the source; whereas when the dynamic VCA opens, the harmonics are restored, somehow mimicking the behaviour of sounds in nature.
The result is a lively, organic-sounding synthesizer, full of energy. The design of the dynamic VCA also allows the instrument to be plucked or struck, so-to-speak, opening up another set of musically percussive possibilities.
Listen to the Microvolt 3900 synthesizer demos:
Pricing & Availability:
The Microvolt 3900 is scheduled to ship to Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers’ growing global network of authorised dealers and resellers on April 27, 2018, when it will become available to purchase with an RRP of $629.00 USD.
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Microvolt 3900 webpage. Last but not least, the Microvolt 3900 looks like a perfect candidate for our One Synth, One Song series, so stay tuned!