Cleaner, dirtier, brighter, darker, and more versatile than any other analog BBD delay line effects unit available, the Analog Replicator is the astounding result of over a year of ambitious design and engineering.
A New Beginning
The Analog Replicator was redesigned from scratch to be the finest analog delay available with a sound and feature set focused around the modular synthesizer.
Our original Analog Delay module grew out of the circuitry of a guitar pedal. The new Analog Replicator module does not share the same stompbox lineage. Michael Johnsen, Pittsburgh Modular's analog engineer, created a modern BBD core fed by a unique clock source and proprietary signal processing circuits. The result is a flexible, more musical, eurorack delay module.
How It Works
At the heart of the Analog Replicator is a pair of 4,096 stage BBD chips. The name BBD stands for [B]ucket [B]rigade [D]evice in reference to a line of people passing buckets of water to quickly extinguish a fire. Each stage of a BBD chip contains a single capacitor. Pairing two chips together creates a chain of 8,192 capacitors. Like the water buckets, an audio signal is passed from capacitor to capacitor within the BBD chips once every clock step. A slower clock produces a longer delay and a faster clock produces a shorter delay.
The controls of the Analog Replicator can be used to produce a wide range of delay effects. The STAGES switch flips between 4,096 and 8,192 BBD stages. 4,096 uses a single BBD chip and 8,192 uses two. Using both BBD chips doubles the available delay time, perfect for echos and longer delays. Using a single BBD is useful for reverb and chorus effects. The SHORT/LONG switch drastically adjusts the delay range. The SHORT mode produces bright, clean analog repeats. LONG mode is dark and grimy. Mud and clock noise (whine) begin to leak in and eventually take over as the Analog Replicator reaches the longest available delay time of 2.6 seconds.
Availability, Price and More Information
The suggested retail price for the Analog Replicator module is $349 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/analog-replicator.
Pittsburgh Modular is gearing up for winter with updated and expandable synthesizers, a feature packed new midi module, and a beautiful redesign to our most popular cases.
UPDATED AND EXPANDABLE SYNTHESIZERS
SYSTEM 10.1 and SYSTEM 10.1+
MASSIVELY SMALL MODULAR SYNTHESIZER
Our amazing semi-modular sound lab, the System 10 has been updated to include the new feature packed Midi 3 module. The Midi 3 adds a complete set of mono and duophonic midi response modes, assignable CC and dedicated velocity outputs, a feature rich clock source with tap tempo, midi and external gate clock dividers, and multiple arpeggiator responses to an already full set of features. The Synthesizer Box remains at the heart of the instrument. A semi-modular synthesizer voice module featuring a unique set of modulatable waveforms, a rich lopass gate filter, and a tight envelope continues to define the sound of the synthesizer. The suggested retail price for the System 10.1 synthesizer is $649 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/system-10-1.
STRECHING SMALL TO THE LIMITS
The Pittsburgh Modular System 10.1+ is an expandable version of the System 10.1. Housed in our larger Cell desktop case, the System 10.1+ synthesizer includes all the same modules as the System 10.1 but with the extra space to grow. The extra space allows for an additional 42hp of Pittsburgh Modular or other eurorack compatible modules to be added to the synthesizer. The suggested retail price for the System 10.1+ synthesizer is $709 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/system-101-plus.
SOUND IS WHAT MATTERS
The System 10.1 and System 10.1+ offer direct access to a wide array of modern, analog monosynth sounds. Without a single patch cable, earth shaking bass and aggressive, arpeggiated leads are just a few knob tweaks away. Plugging in a few patch cables opens the Pittsburgh Modular System 10.1 Synthesizer to complex experimentation by offering unlimited control over both the modulation and audio signal paths. All of the elements of a classic voltage controlled, analog modular synth are available as an open, patchable, modern synthesizer.
FOUNDATION 3.1 and FOUNDATION 3.1+
A STUNNING CREATURE
Housed in our beautiful new Move Black road case and controlled with the feature packed Midi 3 module, the Foundation 3.1 Synthesizer is the continuing evolution of a classic. The Foundation 3.1 is assembled one at a time in Pittsburgh, PA using handbuilt components to ensure every one sounds incredible. The core of the Foundation 3.1 remains the same, two huge Waveforms oscillators driving a pair of filters that are dripping with character. The suggested retail price for the Foundation 3.1 synthesizer is $1999 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/foundation-3-1.
A BIGGER DRAGON
The Foundation 3.1+ Synthesizer is an expandable version of the Foundation 3.1. Housed in our larger Move desktop case, the Foundation 3.1+ has room to grow. The additional space allows a nearly infinite number of expansion options. The included black plastic blank panel can be easily trimmed as new modules are added to keep the case looking clean. The suggested retail price for the Foundation 3.1+ synthesizer is $2,249 and it begins shipping to our dealers in January. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/foundation-31-plus.
FULL OF FIRE
A standalone, fully modular synthesizer styled after the great monosynths of the past with no hardwired signal path or fixed voice architecture to restrict creativity. An all analog signal path driving massive oscillators and multiple filters pushes the Foundation 3.1 Synthesizer to new worlds of musical creativity. An unpatched Foundation offers a clean slate for sonic exploration and sound design and the open format of a modular synthesizer allows for greater control and a deeper understanding of synthesis.
UPDATED ROAD CASES
MOVE  BLACK and MOVE  LIMITED
MOVE  BLACK
The Pittsburgh Modular Move  Black is a beautiful, fully featured, roadworthy eurorack case and power supply designed to safely house and power up to 104hp of eurorack modules. Handbuilt in Pittsburgh, PA using select Ukrainian Birch Ply, the Move  Black case celebrates the classic pairing of synthesizers with beautiful hardwood. Each case has been constructed and stained by our craftsmen to emphasize it's unique beauty. The suggested retail price for the Move  Black eurorack case is $349 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/move-104-black.
MOVE  LIMITED
The Pittsburgh Modular Move  Limited cases are an experiment in color and wood. The case and power specs are identical to the Move  Black we just decided to expand the visual palette. The Limited cases are available in an ever changing array of finishes meant to accentuate the grain of the hardwood resulting in a uniquely beautiful, fully featured, eurorack case. The first batch of Move  Limited cases are stained deep red and paired with a set of all black hardware. The suggested retail price for the Move  Limited eurorack case is $349 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/move-104-limited.
The Move  Black and Limited cases includes a removable lid. The lid fits over the patch cables allowing a fully patched modular to hit the road. Powered with the Pittsburgh Modular Power Rail supplying +12v/-12v/+5v power, the Move is designed for maximum compatibility with all Pittsburgh Modular and other brand eurorack compatible modules.
MOVE  BLACK and MOVE  LIMITED
MOVE  BLACK
The Pittsburgh Modular Move  Black and Move  Limited double row eurorack cases and power supply featuring the same stunning woodwork as the single row Move  Black. The Move Black and Limited power supply has been redesigned around a robust, universal DC power adapter allowing the power supply of the Move  to provide more power to the case. The universal DC supply also allows us to ship the Move  worldwide. The suggested retail price for the Move  Black eurorack case is $599 and it begins shipping to our dealers January. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/move-208-black.
MOVE  LIMITED
The Move  Limited will be available in an evolving assortment of colors and woods with identical case and power specs as the Move  Black. The first batch of Move  Limited cases are stained deep red and paired with a set of all black hardware. The suggested retail price for the Move  Limited eurorack case is $599 and it begins shipping to our dealers in January. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/move-208-limited.
BUILT TO LAST
Like the Move  single row cases, the double row Move  Black and Move  Limited cases are handbuilt in Pittsburgh, PA using select Ukrainian Birch Ply. The strength of the wood allows the Move  Black and Limited to stand up the the most rigorous road use.
NEW MIDI 3 MODULE
EXTREMELY FULL FEATURED MIDI TO CV CONVERTER
The Midi 3 is our third generation Midi to CV converter. We have stuffed this one with with a robust list of features. It includes a complete set of mono and duophonic midi response modes, assignable CC and dedicated velocity outputs, a feature rich clock source with tap tempo, midi and external gate clock dividers, and multiple arpeggiator responses. This module is deep.
The suggested retail price for the Midi 3 module is $229 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at pittsburghmodular.com/midi3.
Today we announced the Pittsburgh Modular Move Black and Move  Limited cases which include a new universal DC power supply. The new supply is an upgrade to the supply that was shipped with the original Move  cases. To make sure that everyone who purchased an original Move  case in the last year has the best power possible, we are offering free upgrades to the new DC power supply.
The free upgrade will include a new DC power board, power adapter, and replacement instructions. Swapping out the boards is simple and should only take a few minutes. The upgraded supplies will begin shipping to customers at the same time the new Move Black and Move  Limited cases begin shipping in January.
To receive the replacement power supply, email "email@example.com" using the subject "MOVE 208 UPGRADE". Please include a copy of your sales receipt for the Move  along with your full name, shipping address, and email address. Your name will be added to the upgrade list and your supply will ship as soon as they become available.