MATRIXSYNTH: Pittsburg Modular Introduces Flamingo Harmonic Interpolation Eurorack Module

Monday, October 11, 2021

Pittsburg Modular Introduces Flamingo Harmonic Interpolation Eurorack Module

via Pittsburg Modular

"Modular Synthesis Safari
Limited Production Experiments

A glimpse into our design process, the Safari modules give Richard and Michael an opportunity to highlight interesting concepts, test ideas for future instruments, and scratch their creative itch. We have built a small number of each of the Safari modules and because these designs are meant to be a proof of concept or work in progress, we do not plan on making more.

Series 2

Flamingo (available soon)
Expanding on a concept discussed but never implemented by Don Buchla, the Flamingo introduces Center Clipping and Harmonic Interpolation to analog synthesis.

Center Clipping is a method of shaping a waveform from the inside out. Independently pulling the top half or bottom half of a waveform toward the middle. Fun.

Taking it a step further, Overtone adds another dimension to the analog waveform gymnastics by sliding and inverting the top and/or bottom of the waveform back on itself creating new types of wave shapes and shifting the fundamental in and out of the waveform.

The complex wave shaping capabilities of Center Clipping come at a cost. Center Clipping is a destructive process that can dramatically reduce the amplitude of waveforms. Harmonic Interpolation is the process of attempting to restore the center clipped waveform by allowing the analog circuitry to guess what the waveform should look like. Results will vary."

Also see New Pittsburgh Modular Module Safari Patch Lab with Richard Nicol for previous modules. You can find all Pittsburgh Safari posts here.

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