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The Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers Lifeforms SV-1 is a complete dual oscillator synthesizer, designed to be the core of your eurorack modular system. Building on the sound and legacy of our celebrated Waveforms oscillator, the SV-1 module features two full-range independent analog oscillators; sound sources that are perfect for dynamic and inspired performances. In addition to these two high-performance oscillators, we stuffed the SV-1 with a perfectly curated set of modular synthesis tools including dual, chained mixers, a plucky, four stage envelope generator, and of course, our legendary analog state-variable filter.
The Lifeforms SV-1 is a synthesizer powerhouse, providing 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. 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.
Your Sound, Your Way:
Pre-patched under the hood, patch cables are not necessary to get started. But as soon as you begin patching, you will feel the power provided by the 53 patch points and 21 knobs. By breaking each feature of the synthesizer out with patch cables, a tremendous amount of flexibility and control emerges to patch up any sound your imagination can dream up. All the tried and true analog classics are there at your disposal: sine, sawtooth, triangle and square. In addition, our exclusive and powerful blade wave on Oscillator 1 adds a unique weapon to your sonic arsenal. Deep modulation options award you complex control of nearly every function of the SV-1.
A Team Player:
We've designed the Lifeforms SV-1 to be the perfect centerpiece of any eurorack synthesizer regardless of size. In a smaller system, the SV-1 provides a wide variety of synthesis options through a hefty set of synthesis tools. Combined with a larger collection of modules, you can unlock never-before-heard expressiveness and unparalleled control over the rich feature set of the SV-1. The ability to patch and integrate the SV-1 with other existing eurorack compatible gear gives you truly infinite modulation and expansion options.
Lifeforms SV-1 - 2 Oscillators: 5 waveforms + 2 sub octaves and 4 waveforms, respectively
Moog Mother-32 - 1 Oscillator: 2 waveforms
Make Noise 0-Coast - 1 Oscillator: 2 waveforms
Lifeforms SV-1 - 53 patch points (20 in, 32 out, 1 dual purpose). Fully modular (all section in/out points accessible separately)
Moog Mother-32 - 32 patch points (18 in, 14 out). Semi-modular (some section in/out points inaccessible)
Make Noise 0-Coast - 27 patch points (14 in, 13 out). Fully modular (all section in/out points accessible separately)
Lifeforms SV-1 - 4 channel mixer, splittable into 2x2 channel mixers
Moog Mother-32 - 2 channel mixer
Make Noise 0-Coast - Ext. audio input
Lifeforms SV-1 - 3-state variable filter (Low/High/Bandpass)
Moog Mother-32 - 2-state variable filter (Low/High)
Make Noise 0-Coast - Additive synthesis (wavefolding, overtones), no filter
Lifeforms SV-1 - 4 stage ADSR, 2 multi-waveform LFOs, 2 noise sources + smooth and stepped S&H
Moog Mother-32 - 2 stage AD + Sus. switch, 1 multi-waveform LFO, 1 noise source
Make Noise 0-Coast - 3 stage ASD, 1 dual-purpose AD/LFO, S&H + offset
*For audio demos, please visit - http://www.lifeformsmodular.com/sv-1/