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Pittsburgh ModularLifeforms Double Helix Oscillator

28hp
$429.00

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Pittsburgh Lifeforms Double Helix

The Pittsburgh Lifeforms Double Helix Oscillator is a complex dual oscillator for both sound generation and modulation. The Primary Oscillator contains all of the classic waveshapes, with a waveshaper internally normalized to the output of the sine wave. A secondary oscillator only contains square, sine and sawtooth waveshapes. Also included is a Contour control, utilizing a Low Pass Gate, able to be "struck" with a gate, or controlled via CV. At the bottom of the Double Helix is a set of voltage controlled Routers, used to send various CV to various destinations. With the Double Helix, almost any timbre is accessible. 

Lifeforms Double Helix Features

  • Dual Oscillator
  • Wide frequency range, works as LFOs
  • Waveshaping controls
  • Modulation LFO
  • Dynamic impulse low pass gate
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  • Eurorack Module
  • Width: 28HP
  • Depth: 37mm
  • Current Draw: 223@+12V, 205mA@-12V
Product Demo Videos
Pittsburgh Lifeforms Double Helix Oscillator Demo
These 3 patches are a sampling of the Pittsburgh Lifeforms Double Helix Oscillator's broad sound palette. The Double Helix is a dual complex oscillator with features beyond the typical Buchla-style Eurorack VCO. In addition to typical FM and wavefolding capabilities, it adds a voltage controlled CV routing section, a dedicated LFO, and a contour section for low pass gate effects.

In the first patch in this video the Double Helix is used as a complete synth voice with the Frap Tools Sapel's n+1 output used as a quantized pitch source. The second is a drone demonstrating various modulation routings with the switches on the VCR or voltage controlled routing section, which yield a broad range of timbres with simple controls. In the third patch the oscillator is used for more “west coast” style synthesis, creating peculiar sounds / effects utilizing both oscillators, the LFO, and pseudo-lowpass gate.

The Pittsburgh Lifeforms Double Helix Oscillator is a complex dual oscillator for both sound generation and modulation. The Primary Oscillator contains all of the classic waveshapes, with a waveshaper internally normalized to the output of the sine wave. A secondary oscillator provides square, sine and sawtooth waveshapes. Also included is a Contour control, utilizing a Low Pass Gate, able to be "struck" with a gate, or controlled via CV. At the bottom of the Double Helix is a set of voltage controlled Routers, used to send various CV to various destinations. With the Double Helix, a broad range of timbres is quickly accessible.
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