Patch Box Enclosure
Modular Eurorack Performance Pedal System
[DISCONTINUED MID 2015]
An epic shift in the definition of what a modular can be. The Pittsburgh Modular Patch Box redefines modular synthesis around the venerable stomp box. A monster performance device for guitarists and synthesists alike. A patchable, modular system designed to handle anything.
A playground for unrestricted creativity, the Patch Box is a fully patchable, customizable effects pedal. The open architecture allows the patch box to create unique effects unattainable with standard, fixed signal path guitar pedals.
The Patch Box is not just another empty eurorack case. It ships packed with the functionality of five highly tuned modules integrated into the heavy duty steel enclosure.
To protect your instrument's tone, we included true bypass switching. Once the Patch Box is engaged, the audio signal passes through a unique preamp with extremely high headroom and a pair of fully buffered outputs. Custom engineered soft limiting circuitry built into the preamp adds everything from clean gain to sweet distortion without overdriving the modules within the Patch Box.
Dual, assignable expression pedal inputs allow the Patch Box to integrate 3rd party expression pedals anywhere into the signal path. This allows for realtime foot control of any voltage controllable parameter. Or split the signal from the foot controller and control two parameters at once.
Dual, assignable A/B footswitches expand signal routing options. Perfect for use as on/off switches or to flip between two signals, the footswitches can be patched up to enable/disable individual modules or route audio and control voltages. Patch a modulation source such as an LFO or external expression pedal through the footswitch to enable or disable the modulation while playing. Patch the outputs of two effects into one of the footswitches to bounce between effects. With two independent, patchable footswitches, there are countless options for realtime signal routing.
The preamp has dual buffered outputs to allow for complex signal routing, but for patching a single modulation or audio source into two destinations, the patchable signal splitter is a perfect solution. Also known as a multiple, the signal splitter has one input and two outputs allowing any signal to be routed to two destinations.
The last stage of the Patch Box signal path is a master output level control. Adjust the output signal level to connect with a wide range of devices.
The Patch Box is available as an empty case, ready to customize with a huge selection of Pittsburgh Modular, Dwarfcraft, or other compatible eurorack format modules. The Patch Box is also available in a number of preconfigured ‘Complete’ and ‘Core’ effects systems that highlight the wide range of Pittsburgh Modular and Dwarfcraft effects modules. Stunning filters, character rich analog delays, sweeping phase shifters, nasty distortion, and much more are available to interact with and manipulate in entirely new ways.
Patch Box Specs:
100% Eurorack Modular Format Compatible
Available Width for Modules: 213mm (42hp)
Heavy Duty Steel Case Construction
Available Depth for Modules: 42mm
9 Sliding Square Nuts Per Rail Supports Up To 9 Modules
20 (4-40 Size) Black Panel Screws Included
True Bypass Foot Switch
Dual, Assignable A/B Foot Switches
Patchable High Quality Pre-Amp with Overdrive
Patchable Output Level Attenuator
Dual, Assignable Expression Pedal Inputs
Patchable Passive Multiple Signal Splitter
Output Jack Controlled On/Off Switch
Powered Bus Board supplies +12v / -12v / +5v
Custom Powered Bus Board with 6 Keyed Power Headers
Eurorack Bus Compatible Bus Board
Rear Mounted 2.1mm DC Power Jack
15VAC 2.6A DC Universal Power Adapter
Patch Box Power Supply:
Total Power Output: +12v @ 900mA, -12v @ 700mA, and +5v @500mA
Integrated bus board delivers power for up to 6 modules using standard 16 pin, keyed eurorack power headers.
The power supply uses an external 15V DC 2.6A 2.1mm barrel jack universal power adapter.
Patch Box Dimensions:
External Width: 244mm
External Length: 229mm
External Depth (including feet): 51mm
Minimum Depth Available for Modules: 42mm
Maximum Depth Available for Modules: 42mm