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Introducing Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer

The Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer is a seriously featured, 4 channel eurorack beat programmer with a classic drum machine style interface. The familiar interface allows for quick mastery of all the features leaving the focus on the music.

Seamlessly move around the module tweaking patterns and effects without ever stopping the beat.

Easily create new patterns using the live performance or step recording modes, then add one of the powerful pattern effects to each channel to take the sequence to a new level. Eurorack drum programming has come to life.

Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer Features include:

  • 32 Step, 4 Channel Sequencer
  • 32 Sequence Non-Volatile Memory
  • 6 Adjustable Pattern Effects (Shift, Glitch, Density, Morph, Swing, Add/Drop)
  • 4 Percussion Tuned Analog Envelopes
  • 4 High Quality Analog VCAs
  • Seamlessly Switch Between Play and Record Modes
  • Live Performance and Step Recording Modes
  • Internal Tap Tempo or External Clock Source
  • Variable Sequence and Individual Channel Length
  • Polyrhythmic Patterns
  • Generative Beat Design
  • Channel Mute

The  Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox is a complete, standalone desktop format modular synthesizer. 

A full compliment of analog tools for sonic experimentation stuffed into a portable steel enclosure. 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 standalone modular powerhouse, the Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox provides absolutely everything you need to create gigantic and iconic synth sounds: roaring bass, shimmering leads, lush pads and warm drones are only a few knob turns away.

Instantly, out of the box, a rich feature set with a fluid, easy to understand interface empowers you to create vibrant, thick tones. 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. 

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Introducing Lifeforms

Our best sounding synthesizer yet, Lifeforms systems are available in three configurations. System 101, System 201, and System 301 are the perfect gateway to the eurorack modular synthesizer world.

Interactive inspiration machines. The next generation of our System line of eurorack synthesizers harnesses the power of the new Lifeforms modules and Structure enclosures.

Designed around the Lifeforms SV-1 modular analog synthesizer voice and anchored by the classic Pittsburgh Modular filter and two full range analog oscillators packed with harmonically rich waveforms, the Lifeforms Systems offer a rich sound palette with the flexibility of an open, fully patchable analog voice architecture.


The System 201 and System 301 also include the Lifeforms KB-1 pressure sensitive keyboard controller. The pressure sensitive keyboard maximizes the creative process with arpeggios, sequences, triggers, voltage memory, and more.

Evolution of the Synthesizer Voice

The Lifeforms SV-1 is a fully patchable synthesizer module, destined to be the heart and soul of any eurorack modular system.

It features two independent, full-range analog oscillators, and the unmistakeable sound of the Pittsburgh Modular filter paired with a highly curated set of modular tools designed to fuel the creative fire.

Control at Your Finger tips

Shape music like never before with the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms KB-1 pressure sensitive controller.

The Lifeforms KB-1 eurorack module provides a multi-function, expressive, capacitive touch keyboard designed for performance.

It contains a powerful one octave pressure sensitive keyboard complete with arpeggiator, step sequencer, preset voltage memory array, and a pair of multi-mode trigger pads.

Eleven patchable outputs and a deep feature set enable an unprecedented level of control over any eurorack system.

Our new line of Structure enclosures pushes eurorack case technology forward. With new, innovative power supplies providing extreme amounts of clean, quiet power, up to 3x the power available in other brands, Structure cases are designed to work with the most sensitive analog and power hungry digital modules.

To improve the strength of the Structure shells, our engineers tested countless combinations utilizing different types of wood, joints, adhesives, assembly techniques, and hardware. The result is our most robust and refined case line yet. With massive amounts of both room and clean, quiet power, Structure enclosures are the perfect start to any eurorack modular system.

The Structure enclosures are available in three sizes. 96hp, 208hp, and 360hp. The Structure EP-96 is a 96hp desktop case. A perfect case for starting a eurorack synthesizer. The Structure EP-208 and Structure EP-360 are serious, road ready travel cases. The right choice for large or growing systems.

Reverb creates the illusion of space, adding another dimension to sound and offering a sense of time and distance.

The Verbtronic digital reverb module generates spaces large enough to overwhelm sounds and smear the audio spectrum with a wash of relentless reflections and echoes, building a tidal wave of never-ending feedback.

"Space...is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is." - Douglas Adams

We did not design the Verbtronic to mimic the real world; instead we have created a reverb full of lush, artificial spaces that blend perfectly with the electronic sounds of modular synthesis.


The Verbtronic controls offer a full palette of reverberation effects. 

Tonal Tilt shifts the frequency emphasis from low and dark to high and bright, acting as a tone control for the reverberated signal.

The Feedback knob sends a variable portion of the output signal back into the input, creating results similar to simultaneously adjusting both reverb density and decay time.

The Verbtronic voltage controlled Mode switch flips between two unique reverbs: Verb mode is a shorter, more natural sounding reverb, perfect for augmenting leads and more fragile sounds; and Tronic mode creates a much larger, synthetic sounding reverb.

The voltage controlled Output Mixknob smoothly shifts between the dry input signal and 100% reverb.

Giant percussion drowning in feedback and alien soundscapes are just the beginning....Mix in a touch of reverb to add a sense of space or turn it up for full signal saturation.

Dial in the perfect mix for any sound.