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Pittsburgh Modular

Pittsburgh Modular TAIGA

Desktop Synthesizer
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TAIGA is a complete, modern, modular instrument that allows you to go beyond the limits of a traditional analogue synthesizer. Its sound is based on three unique Pittsburgh innovations: a trio of powerful analogue oscillators, the unmistakably smooth sound of the Pittsburgh Filter and the warmth of the Dynamics Controller. This makes it possible to create not only sounds traditionally expected from an analogue monosynth, but also completely new sonic textures.

The waveforms generated by the three oscillators go beyond the basic geometric shapes and sounds associated with analogue synthesis. They pass through up to three proprietary, cascading waveshapers to precisely manipulate their symmetry and harmonic content. In addition, each oscillator features a robust six-stage waveshaper that adds even more complexity and depth to the diverse sonic palette.

Its Dynamic Controller gives TAIGA a unique organic depth and presence. By managing amplitude and harmonic content simultaneously, the Pittsburgh Dynamics Controller goes beyond one-dimensional VCAs found in other synthesizers. It does this by using new evolutions of traditional low-pass gates to add definition and dimension to the sound.

In low-pass gate mode, sounds lose harmonics and become warmer as they get quieter. This mimics how sound waves react to their environment. Because of this connection, Taiga sounds more natural and complex compared to other instruments.

TAIGA has an internally defined signal path. Patch cables are therefore not necessary to start exploring. As soon as a MIDI keyboard and the audio output are connected, TAIGA is immediately ready to play. Should ideas grow beyond the predefined signal path, a 60-point patch panel opens up a fully modular instrument with access to an even greater number of functions and analogue as well as digital synthesis tools that support and extend the core features. Analogue tools include a flexible dual mixer, two crunchy four-stage envelope generators, noise and sample & hold. The digital tools include external MIDI, arpeggiator, clock-synchronous modulation tools and a collection of random generators.

Rounding out the overall sound is Echos: a beautiful, dark analogue delay. Echos uses bucket brigade delay chips to create a classic, voltage-controllable analogue delay effect.

  • Model: TAIGA
  • Paraphonic analogue synthesizer with unique additive elements
  • Fully patchable
  • Controllable via MIDI, CV and integrated pseudo-random sequencing mode
  • Clock-synchronous arpeggiator
  • 3 100% analogue oscillators developed by Pittsburgh Modular
  • Oscillator waveforms: Sine, triangle and sawtooth
  • Waveforms can be combined
  • 3x 6-stage wavefolder/shaper circuitry
  • Frequency modulation (FM)
  • 2 analogue ADSR envelope generators
  • "Pittsburgh No-Dead-Spots multimode filter (low-pass, band-pass, high-pass)
  • Filter modes can be combined
  • Noise generator
  • Sample & Hold
  • Pittsburgh dynamics section - alternative to an envelope generator and VCA
  • Analogue LFO with two ranges (square and triangle)
  • LFO range High: 2 Hz to 500 Hz, Low: 41 seconds to 5 Hz
  • 2- and 3-channel mixer for audio and control voltages
  • Preamplifier including overdrive limiter circuitry
  • High gain and soft clipping to increase the level of audio signals
  • Digital multimod tool - modulation control via CV, random generator as well as additional LFO and envelope generator
  • Internal clock with tap tempo (can be clocked from an external source)
  • Built-in clock divider
  • 100% analogue bucket brigade delay
  • Can be used stand-alone in the supplied case or removed and used as a module in Eurorack format
  • Specifications for use as a Eurorack module: Width 60 hp, Depth: 40 mm, 650 mA current consumption when operated with +12Volt rail, 475 mA current consumption when operated with -12V.
  • Input voltage range of the oscillators = 0-10V
  • including power supply, 10x Nazca Noodles patch cable, 1x 3.5mm to 5 pin MIDI Din adapter
  • Dimensions (Unit): 326 x 135 x 112 mm
  • Weight: 1,812 kg
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