Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Primary Oscillator For Eurorack Is Now Available!

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Pittsburgh Modular’s new Eurorack VCO module Lifeforms Primary Oscillator that includes unique cascading waveform processing is now available!

In addition to a new sequencer, Pittsburgh Modular also unveiled a new Eurorack oscillator module at this year’s Superbooth. The Lifeforms Primary Oscillator use a new cascading waveform processing idea that allows musicians to achieve a wide range of waveforms using only few parameters.

To prevent the saving of waveforms, the module has a large number of wave shapers which are directly accessible on the faceplate with which users can design a wide range of sounds. The company announced today that the new Lieforms Primary Oscillator is now available worldwide.


True analog innovation, the Lifeforms Primary Oscillator was designed to stretch the boundaries of pure sonic sculpting. The Primary Oscillator uses unique cascading waveform processing to create increasingly complex, fully modulatable waveforms. Through the use of multiple interwoven waveshapers, a simple waveform can quickly mutate into something deeply dynamic and harmonically rich.

Custom wave-shapers include a harmonic sine wave; a sine processed to add just enough harmonics to give a resonant filter something to dig into. The included blade wave processor is an evolution of our custom modulation circuit, creating modulatable ramp and pulse waves. The fragments generator is an analog down-sampler capable of crushing waveforms to dust without ever sounding thin or cold. Also included, the timbre wave folder enables deep spectral change by repeatedly folding the waveform in on itself until the original waveform is unrecognizable.

The Primary Oscillator is not meant to be a clean oscillator that produces perfect waveforms. Controlled signal interactions and the unique set of cascading wave-shapers at the heart of the Primary Oscillator allow for a uniquely musical approach to experimenting with a wide array of interesting sounds. Instead of relying only on the standard set of simple wave shapes, the Primary Oscillator builds on the basics to offer a powerful palate of infinitely variable waveforms. No other analog oscillator offers such a creative and deep set of audio processing tools

Module Specifications
  • Panel size: 12hp
  • Depth: 25mm
  • Power Usage: +12v 112mA, -12v 104mA.
  • Does not require +5v. Reversed power polarity protection.

The new Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Primary Oscillator is now available for $229 USD.

More information here: Pittsburgh Modular 

Available here: Lifeforms Primary Oscillator 

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