We took a look at the Lifeforms SV-1 Eurorack
and accompanying KB-1 keyboard/Sequencer at Superbooth earlier this year, a compact self contained synth voice with a couple of VCOs and all the elements required to make synth sounds.
Yesterday, Pittsburgh introduces the SV-1 Blackbox, in desktop format, as we are seeing from many Eurorack makers, people want to get into modular, but don't always want the hassle or investment of a full case and power supply setup.
The structure of the voice:
Two patchable oscillators and our legendary state-variable filter are paired with a perfectly curated set of synthesis components including a dual sub oscillator, dual, chained mixers, a plucky, four stage envelope generator, sample and hold, noise, low frequency oscillator, voltage controlled amplifier, a feature rich MIDI to CV converter, and a pair of utility signal splitters.
A few patch cables Modulation and Tools sections fill out the analog SV-1 modulation capabilities with a triangle and square LFO, two sub-octave oscillators chained to the main oscillator, and noise with sample & hold.
The suggested retail price for the Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox modular synthesizer is $699 and it begins shipping to authorized resellers August 12.