West Pest

West Pest – fully analog West Coast Style semi-modular synthesizer

245,00  TTC

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West Pest – fully analog West Coast Style semi-modular synthesizer

The West Coast folks couldn’t be like everyone else. They had to go all yoga mat, kale smoothie, and alfalfa sprout on the synth world. West Coast style is typically characterized by additive derived, rich and complex sounds. Often more traditional user interface elements are replaced by the abstract and experimental. Perfect for you sophisticated folks.

All that said, West Pest is actually not a deep dive into the abstract. It provides a wide array of sonic capabilities while maintaining a quick and easy workflow. You’ll make fresh & inspiring sounds in a flash without having to think about kale smoothies, unless that’s your thing, in that case, yes tons of kale smoothies, pitchers full of them. Anyway, West Pest’s huge sonic capabilities emanate from its modest bento box-sized (sprout-free) exterior.

  • West Coast style monophonic synthesizer with additive elements

  • Controllable via MIDI, CV, and integrated button keyboard

  • Fully patchable – use West Pest’s components as separate modules with external devices or reroute its internal patching. (It’s like having 8 individual modules.)

  • 32 step sequencer with up to 13 storable presets

  • Generative sequencing mode

  • Clock-synced arpeggiator

  • Step sequencer can be manipulated & transposed via MIDI and the integrated button keyboard

  • Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer developed 100% analog oscillator

  • Oscillator waveforms – sine, triangle, and saw – Waveforms can be combined

  • Oscillator includes frequency modulation (FM)

  • Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer famous wave folder/shaper circuit – folds inputted waves back onto themselves to increase harmonic content

  • PGH dynamics section – an alternative to an envelope generator and a VCA, the dynamics controller is a Pittsburgh Modular invention that adds a dimension of control over a vactrol-less lowpass gate circuit, adding release time. (read more on this in the user guide)

  • Dual range analog LFO with square and triangle wave outputs.

  • LFO Range High: 2 Hz to 500 Hz Low: 41 seconds to 5 Hz

  • Digital multi-mod tool – modulation control via CV, random generator, and extra LFO and envelope generator

  • Internal clock with tap tempo and can be clocked via an external source.

  • Built-in clock divider

  • Can be used standalone in its included case or removed and used as a eurorack format module

  • Specifications for when used as a eurorack module

    • Width when used as a module = 40hp

    • Depth = 25mm

    • 250mA power draw when running +12V rail

    • 190mA power draw when running -12V

  • Input voltage range of oscillator = 0-10V

  • Included in the box – 1x West Pest, 1x West Pest wall-wart power supply, 5x Amazing Nazca Noodles Patch Cables, 1x 3.5mm to 5 pin (Type “A”) MIDI Din pigtail and pizzazz (pizzazz’s presence not guaranteed)

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