by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute
Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1b

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1b  ·  Source: Pittsburgh Modular


Pittsburgh Modular has moved to a new look for all their modules reflected in the Voltage Control Lab. This has now reached the Lifeforms SV-1, their best selling BlackBox modular synthesizer.



Ok, so nothing has really changed other than the front panel but it’s dramatic enough to warrant a bit of notice and celebration. The old Pittsburgh style always put me off a little bit. It had a flavour of old and tired medical equipment about it. The new look coming from the Voltage Control Lab is much more interesting and engaging. They did go a bit darker with the MicroVolt but there’s something about this blue/grey that really appeals to me. But the “b” in SV-1b does stand for “black” so I guess that must be a reference to the colour around the outside.

Other than the change to the front panel colour and a couple of button changes it’s the same dual oscillator modular synthesizer that’s perfectly happy to be played standalone or as a module within a larger rack. In includes everything you need to start exploring modular synthesis and unlike similar-sized synthesizers it is not semi-modular – you to patch it together properly.

Here’s a quick look at the new SV-1b.


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The SV-1b will be available in about 6 weeks.

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Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1b

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