Pittsburgh Modular

Pittsburgh Modular Envelope

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$149.00

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The Pittsburgh Modular Envelope is a complex multi-stage envelope generator with voltage controllable attack and decay/release. Using the sustain switch to toggle between modes, the Envelope functions as either a 2 stage attack-decay envelope or a 3 stage attack-sustain-release envelope.

The Envelope response for attack and decay/release is continually adjustable between logarithmic, linear, and exponential allowing for precision envelope shaping. Cycle times range from .8ms or 1250Hz at the shortest to at the longest.

This module is incredibly versatile. It can perform as voltage controlled envelope generator, voltage controlled portamento, envelope follower, VCO, and voltage controlled LFO, pulse delay, and wave shaper.

To Use the Envelope as an Envelope...

Set the Envelope to the default settings. Input a gate signal to the Input jack. Adjust the ATTACK knob to control the attack stage of the envelope. Use the SUSTAIN ON/SUSTAIN OFF Switch to turn sustain on/off. Left for off, right for on. Adjust the DECAY/RELEASE control to adjust the decay/release stages. When sustain is off, the DECAY/RELEASE knob acts as a decay control. When sustain is on, the DECAY/RELEASE knob acts as a release control.

To Use the Envelope as a Voltage Controlled Envelope...

Set the Envelope to the default settings. Input a gate signal to the INPUT jack. Adjust the ATTACK knob to control the attack stage of the envelope. Adjust the SUSTAIN ON/SUSTAIN OFF Switch to turn sustain on/off. Left for off, right for on. Adjust the DECAY/RELEASE control to adjust the decay/release stages.

The top row of jacks (RISE CV, BOTH CV, FALL CV) are CV inputs that control the Attack stage, BOTH the Attack and Decay/Release stage, and Decay/Release stage respectively. The ATTACK NON-LINEARITY/CV IN knob and the DECAY NON-LINEARITY/CV IN knob are attenuverters that positively (turn the knob to the right of 12 0'clock) or negatively (turn the knob to the left of 12 o'clock) control the amount of CV applied to the Attack (RISE) or Decay/Release (FALL) stages.

To Adjust the Response Curve of the Rise and Fall Controls individually...

The ATTACK NON-LINEARITY/CV IN and DECAY/RELEASE NON-LINEARITY/CV IN knobs each serve a dual function. The ATTACK and DECAY/RELEASE control response can be adjusted from logarithmic to linear to exponential, or anything in between. The following example uses the Attack controls but the Decay/Release works in the same way. Switch the Attack LINEAR/NON-LINEAR switch to Non-Linear. This enables the ATTACK NON-LINEARITY/CV IN control to control the response curve of the Attack. Turning the ATTACK NON-LINEARITY/CV IN full counter-clockwise will set the Attack response to logarithmic. Turning the ATTACK NON-LINEARITY/CV IN to 12 o'clock sets the response to linear. Turning the ATTACK NON-LINEARITY/CV IN full right will set the Rise response to exponential.

To Use the Envelope as an LFO or a voltage controlled LFO...

Set the Envelope to the default settings. Switch the CYCLE ON/CYCLE OFF switch to on (up). The attack and decay/release stages act as the waveshape and frequency controls. Turning the ATTACK and DECAY/RELEASE knobs to the left creates a very high frequency triangle wave. Adjusting the the ATTACK and/or DECAY/RELEASE knobs to the right lower the frequency and modify the wave shape. The ATTACK knob controls the left side of the wave shape. The DECAY/RELEASE adjusts the right side of the waveform. Switching a LINEAR/NON-LINEAR switch to non-linear allows the corresponding NON-LINEARITY/CV IN knob to further shape the waveforms.

The top row of jacks (RISE CV, BOTH CV, FALL CV) are CV inputs that control the Attack stage, BOTH the Attack and Decay/Release stage, and Decay/Release stage respectively. The ATTACK NON-LINEARITY/CV IN knob and the DECAY NON-LINEARITY/CV IN knob are attenuverters that positively (turn the knob to the right of 12 0'clock) or negatively (turn the knob to the left of 12 o'clock) control the amount of CV applied to the Attack (RISE) or Decay/Release (FALL) stages. Using the BOTH CV input jack allows the Envelope module to function as a voltage controlled LFO.

The Pittsburgh Modular Envelope is a complex multi-stage envelope generator with voltage controllable attack and decay/release. Using the sustain switch to toggle between modes, the Envelope functions as either a...

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Width: 8HP
Max Depth: 37mm
Power: 35mA@ +12V , 35mA@ -12V , ?mA@ +5V

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