Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate Eurorack Filter/VCA Module

8HP Lowpass Filter and VCA Module for Eurorack Modular Cases, 8hp Size, 36.5mm Depth, 30mA Power Draw
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$199.00
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Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate Eurorack Filter/VCA Module
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Add Organic Filtering Effects to Your Modular Rig

Note: This module requires a compatible Eurorack case/power supply for operation. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information.

The Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate Eurorack module has a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde complex - it sounds vibrant, smooth, and sweet at low to mid resonance levels, then it turns into a raging beast from there. But the LPG Lopass Gate is more than a filter module - the inclusion of a vactrol VCA allows for three distinct sound-shaping modes to choose from. From sweeping arpeggiated sequences to ultra-modulated sonic insanity, the Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate Eurorack module has a lot to offer your modular synth rig.

Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate Eurorack Module at a Glance:
  • The smooth, vibrant sound of a classic filter design
  • Plucky, percussive effects from the vactrol-based VCA
  • Lopass Gate mode simulates natural acoustic sound properties
The smooth, vibrant sound of a classic filter design

Plug your tone generator into the LPG Lopass Gate and you're instantly greeted with the delightfully warm tone of a Sallen-Key 2-pole 12dB filter. It's the same filter as the core of such classic synths as the Korg MS-10 and MS-20. Add some envelope modulation and you'll hear how punchy and prominent this filter can sound - start cranking the resonance high enough and it'll scream. Synth gurus at Sweetwater are picky about our lowpass filters, and we think anyone would be impressed with the fat sound of the LPG Lopass Gate.

Plucky, percussive effects from the vactrol-based VCA

The vactrol-based VCA in the Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate module also plays a big part in its organic sonic character. Vactrol-based VCAs react extremely fast, but there's a slight audible decay as the internal light detector closes. It results in an extremely short tail or ringing sound that turns short CV bursts into naturally percussive sounds. You won't may not want this for glitchy, hard-edged sounds, but it's perfect for percussion and arpeggiated synth lines.

Lopass Gate mode simulates natural acoustic sound properties

The fat-sounding filter and unique VCA combine in the Lopass Gate mode. In Lopass Gate mode louder sounds open the filter more than quieter sounds, just as natural acoustic sounds increase in harmonic content as their energy increases. You'll add an undeniably organic character to any tone you run through the Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Filter.

Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate Eurorack Module Features:
  • Lowpass filter and VCA module for Eurorack modular synthesizer racks
  • Three modes for three distinct applications: lowpass filter mode, VCA mode, and Lopass Gate mode
  • Warm, fluid sound from the classic Sallen-Key 2-pole 12dB filter
  • Becomes wild and screaming at higher resonance settings
  • Vactrol-based VCA adds a natural decay or ringing to incoming audio for a distinct and organic vibe
The Pittsburgh Modular LPG Lopass Gate is anything but your typical filter module!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number PMS2011

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