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Pittsburgh Modular Weekly Module Giveaway Week #8

Time to mix it up. We are giving away a Mixer module for Week #8. The Mixer module is a flexible, low-noise four channel mixer and/or attenuator for audio and cv that can be used in several ways.  Three of the four channels have an output that removes the channel from the mixer circuit and allows it to become a standalone attenuator. The perfect tool for every patch. More information about the Phase Shifter module is available at

To enter, tweet #multimixing to @sonicstate @pghmodular.  The weekly hashtag only works for this week's contest so don't forget to enter again next week.

Every Monday through the end of the year Pittsburgh Modular will give away a free eurorack module to some lucky Twitter user.

Simply follow @pghmodular on Twitter then tweet the hashtag of the week along with @sonicstate and @pghmodular to enter. Don’t forget to use the remaining space to share pictures of your Pittsburgh gear or synth setup along with any comments you want to add. Cool photos, videos, and comments will be retweeted by Pittsburgh Modular.




Reverb creates the illusion of space, adding another dimension to sound and offering a sense of time and distance. The Verbtronic digital reverb module generates spaces large enough to overwhelm sounds and smear the audio spectrum with a wash of relentless reflections and echoes, building a tidal wave of never-ending feedback.

" big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is." - Douglas Adams

We did not design the Verbtronic to mimic the real world; instead we have created a reverb full of lush, artificial spaces that blend perfectly with the electronic sounds of modular synthesis.

The Verbtronic controls offer a full palette of reverberation effects. Tonal Tilt shifts the frequency emphasis from low and dark to high and bright, acting as a tone control for the reverberated signal. The Feedback knob sends a variable portion of the output signal back into the input, creating results similar to simultaneously adjusting both reverb density and decay time. The Verbtronic voltage controlled Mode switch flips between two unique reverbs: Verb mode is a shorter, more natural sounding reverb, perfect for augmenting leads and more fragile sounds; and Tronic mode creates a much larger, synthetic sounding reverb. The voltage controlled Output Mix knob smoothly shifts between the dry input signal and 100% reverb. Giant percussion drowning in feedback and alien soundscapes are just the beginning....Mix in a touch of reverb to add a sense of space or turn it up for full signal saturation. Dial in the perfect mix for any sound.

Price, Availability, and More Information 
The suggested retail price for the Verbtronic module is $199 and it begins shipping to our dealers August 14. More information available at






Packed with six unique multi-mode sequencers and a fully voltage controllable user interface, the Game System is deep!  Each game represents a different type of sequencing, from classic step sequencers, to unique multi-dimensional clock dividers, to chaotic gate generators. Individual sequencers in the Game System would make great standalone modules. Bundled together, they offer an entire arcade of sequencing options, with lots of room for creativity.

A Unique Set of Controls 
The Game System uses a thumb joystick and button press interface for fast and intuitive navigation of the sequencers. Joystick movements and button presses are voltage controllable, inviting external CV and gate signals to take control of the gaming experience. The Game System can also be computer controlled, freeing the sequencers to shift and morph with the zeros and ones.

Price, Availability, and More Information 
The suggested retail price for the Game System module is $299 and it begins shipping to our dealers July 31. More information available at


Game 1: Meteor Shower 
Meteor showers have inspired musicians since the dawn of time. The Game System transforms these celestial events into an 8x8 matrix filled with pixelated meteors, explosions, and one panicked spaceship. Pilot your unarmed ship through the matrix while dodging falling meteors. Explosion based gates and random control voltages react to the action and provide the perfect score to the amazing events taking place in the simulated night sky. God speed, fearless astronauts.

Game 2: Music Programmer (CV/Gate Sequencer)
Create your own musical masterpiece, a melody that defines a generation. Music Programmer is a classic 32 step CV and gate sequencer that is programmed with the joystick or auto-generated using control voltages. Sequences can vary in length from 1 to 32 steps and can be played in forward, reverse, pendulum, or random order. CV output is quantized to 1 volt per octave to keep the resulting patterns well tempered.

Game 3: Percussion Programmer (4 Channel Gate Sequencer)
Hmm.... Percussion can mean anything. A short (or long) burst of sound (or silence) used to create rhythmic patterns (or not) that drive (or don't) the beat of a song (or endless noodle). Regardless of the definition, the Percussion Programmer game features four channels of programmable gate sequencing that can be used for, um... anything. Rock and roll would probably assign the channels to kick, snare, high hat, and crash while EDM would go with something closer to kick, high hat, kick, and kick. Whatever gets you moving....

Game 4: Time Traveller (4 Channel Clock Divider)
A way to be in four places at once. Time Traveller is the first two dimensional clock divider. A game that shifts outputs freely within clock divisions and offsets. Using the idea of a time grid, clock divisions from 1 to 8 are laid out on the x axis allowing the y axis to be assigned to 8 steps of offset. The four outputs can be independently set to a static location, or allowed to freely roam the time grid creating unpredictable results. Time travel can be complicated; don't forget your towel.

Game 5: Probability Machine (2 Channel Chaotic Gate Generator)
The real world is a crazy place and music should reflect that. The Probability Machine creates chaotic gates based on a cascading chance algorithm. The resulting patterns are always in sync with some multiple of the clock, allowing for stuttering but not disjointed patterns. The density of the gates is based on a two dimensional probability field. The X axis defines the potential of an event and the Y axis defines the the depth of the event while the joystick button adds additional layers of complexity to the outputs. Spaztastic!

Game 6: Euclidean Rhythms (Algorithmic Gate Sequencer)
Impress your friends by applying all that geometry you learned in school. Inspired by the paper by Godfried Toussaint, the Euclidean Rhythms game is an auto-generating gate pattern sequencer that organizes complexity. Mathematically, the Euclidean Rhythms sequencer works to evenly space the number of active beats over the length of the sequence. Musically, the Euclidean Rhythms effortlessly creates organic patterns steeped in both Western and non-Western musical philosophies. Add a bit of CV control to create sequences that evolve with the incoming voltages, and suddenly math never sounded so good.




The latest addition to our exceptional line of eurorack format effects modules, the Crush is an audio destroyer; a voltage controlled, all analog sound decimator. A sonic laser designed to shatter waveforms into a million pieces.

Built around a custom, analog downsampling circuit, the sound of the Crush module is defined by two parameters, Sample Rate and Interpolation. Sample Rate assigns the sample timing, breaking down an audio source into ever-larger static chunks. The Interpolate switch attempts to rebuild the original waveform from the remaining pieces, imprinting a second layer of errors and unique artifacts on the output. The results are crushing.

The Crush wrecks audio without ever sounding harsh or thin. Compared to a digital bit crusher, the analog Crush sounds full and warm. Taking advantage of unlimited bit and sample rate resolutions, the Crush avoids lo-fi digital results by smoothly downsampling at infinite resolution.

An integrated voltage controlled mix circuit allows the perfect amount of destruction to be added to the audio. Manually set the mix or use a control voltage to sweep from squeaky clean to completely crushed.

Availability, Price and More Information
The suggested retail price for the Crush module is $199 and it begins shipping to our dealers today. More information is available at



Pittsburgh Modular Cell Cases Updated

Our most popular line of cases has been updated with cleaner graphics and a new universal DC power supply. The Cell[48] DC and Cell[90] DC now include a powered +5v rail and eurorack bus in addition to beefier +12v and -12v power rails.

Built like a tank, the Pittsburgh Modular Cell DC cases are expandable, eurorack format synthesizer cases. The cases include a custom universal DC power supply and flexible power rails. A unique, low profile, heavy duty steel frame neatly houses up to 180hp of eurorack format synthesizer modules. The Cell DC cases are a perfect solution for studio or desktop applications, yet more than tough enough to pack in a bag and take on the road. Designed to be finished with replaceable single or double row hardwood sides, Cell DC cases and wood sides are sold separately. This allows for maximum flexibility when configuring the perfect Cell DC solution.

Cell DC cases are available in two sizes. The small case offers a compact 48hp and the larger case includes a full 90hp for eurorack synthesizer modules. Modular by design, both the Cell[48] DC and the Cell[90] DC can be configured as single or double row systems. Simply screw on a set of single row wood sides to a single case or a set of double row wood sides to two cases.

Cell DC cases, single and double row hardwood sides are in stock now and available through any of our dealers. More information is available at