A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

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A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by Soy Sos » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:52 pm

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Hey folks! Pittsburgh Modular just announced their new adorable and
really, really great sounding Analog Delay Unit.
I've had a chance to play with it and I say it's good!
Some fascinating insights from designer Micheal Johnsen.
He is seriously knowledgeable about these things on a level very few people
on this whole earth are.
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Post by gelabs » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Huhu :) I like their videos.
Voltage Labs is on its way to me, so I'll have the opportunity to test this module in context.
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Post by Severed head » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:31 pm

Yay!!! :yay:
When I seen the lab I thought I hope they do some of the modules broken out !!! And was primarily interested in the delay and filter
Pretty excited for it!
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Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:27 pm

Any idea when this will be released and price?
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Post by Nutritional Zero » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:11 pm

Based on the sound examples (and the VRL videos) this sounds like a great delay.

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Post by joem » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:58 pm

onthebandwagon wrote:Any idea when this will be released and price?
From the website: "The suggested retail price for the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Analog Delay Unit is $199. The module is available now and begins shipping Friday."

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Post by Ras Thavas » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:37 pm

I notice the delay time slider seems to be non-linear, with control over the longer echo times related to only a small region at the top of the throw.

I'm curious if this is a design decision or just a side effect of the circuit as designed?

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Post by Orgia Mode » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:45 pm

Wow, 6HP/35mm deep is a nice size for this. I'd have expected larger.

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Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 pm

joem wrote:
onthebandwagon wrote:Any idea when this will be released and price?
From the website: "The suggested retail price for the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Analog Delay Unit is $199. The module is available now and begins shipping Friday."
OH Shit... I agree about the videos, despite the cloying retro look, I’m rather endeared by the knowledge and general attitude of the makers. It’s nice to see plants in nature and not dolloped around someone’s system like new age crystals.
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Post by lauprellim » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:09 pm

I tried this out at their factory recently. Very simple, great sound, compact...does just what it is designed for. The analog replicator added more of a texture component so I think PM was after a more straightforward delay.
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Post by Soy Sos » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:58 am

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Richard on this one......

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Post by deftinwulf » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:22 pm

340ms of delay isn't really enough for my tastes but it is a stylish design and I'm sure is well made. The delay character does sound good as far as short echos are concerned, from what I can tell on crappy laptop speakers... Tentatively interested. :hmm: :bananaguitar:

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Post by shellfritsch » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:59 pm

Ras Thavas wrote:I notice the delay time slider seems to be non-linear, with control over the longer echo times related to only a small region at the top of the throw.

I'm curious if this is a design decision or just a side effect of the circuit as designed?
i'm curious about this as well. you can see the curve here:



my guess is that maybe the longer throw on the shorter times is to make it easier to "tune" when self oscillating??

some more info from the insta comments:

"the ADU has a new feedback circuit for a lot more echos before self-oscillating. We also managed to brighten and clean up the sound."

i noticed those clean repeats with the lovely falloff... sounds great!

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Post by Soy Sos » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:05 am

Ras Thavas wrote:I notice the delay time slider seems to be non-linear, with control over the longer echo times related to only a small region at the top of the throw.

I'm curious if this is a design decision or just a side effect of the circuit as designed?
There's actually been a little resistor value fine tune for this very reason since that video.

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Post by Ras Thavas » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:59 pm

Soy Sos wrote:
Ras Thavas wrote:I notice the delay time slider seems to be non-linear, with control over the longer echo times related to only a small region at the top of the throw.

I'm curious if this is a design decision or just a side effect of the circuit as designed?
There's actually been a little resistor value fine tune for this very reason since that video.
Very cool, thanks! The tone quality of the delay sounds great, particularly the mangling of voice with longer delay times shown in your video.

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Post by Nutritional Zero » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:44 pm

I think this is to the Voltage Research Laboratory what the iPod Shuffle was to the iPod.

A very tempting and affordable taste of the full thing. Want to know more? I guess we need to wait for VRL general availability (I did not Kickstarter).

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Post by reppiks » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:43 am

Anyone got this yet? I ordered one and keep refreshing the tracking info....

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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by shellfritsch » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:15 pm

so who got one of these? very tempted to pick one up... would love to hear more demos/feedback from folks.

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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by Soy Sos » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:58 pm

shellfritsch wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:15 pm
so who got one of these? very tempted to pick one up... would love to hear more demos/feedback from folks.
Feedback, heehee

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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by khladomysl » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:37 pm

shellfritsch wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:15 pm
so who got one of these? very tempted to pick one up... would love to hear more demos/feedback from folks.



I've recorded a little demo with this module.
I like how it sounds feeding it with something harmonically rich.
Pretty warm delay.

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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by stylesforfree » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:52 pm

khladomysl wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:37 pm
shellfritsch wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:15 pm
so who got one of these? very tempted to pick one up... would love to hear more demos/feedback from folks.



I've recorded a little demo with this module.
I like how it sounds feeding it with something harmonically rich.
Pretty warm delay.
Lovely. Im kinda torn now, should I sell both my analog replicators and get 2 of these instead. There's a few functions on them I dont use, I mainly set and forget the delays. Hmmmmm.

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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by khladomysl » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:53 pm

I've got Mod Tools from Pittsburgh, so today I was jamming with it and with Analog Delay Unit.
Modulation of the delay time creates interesting effects.


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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by bradpickapiper » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Which way does the power cable go on this module?
Red stripe down?
It just says “10 and “1” around the power input and I’m not sure what that means. Thanks!

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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by Soy Sos » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:32 pm

bradpickapiper wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:06 pm
Which way does the power cable go on this module?
Red stripe down?
It just says “10 and “1” around the power input and I’m not sure what that means. Thanks!
It's generally red stripe down, but let me check back in after I get to the studio to confirm in about 90 min, OK?

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Re: A new Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit

Post by bradpickapiper » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:45 pm

Soy Sos wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:32 pm
It's generally red stripe down, but let me check back in after I get to the studio to confirm in about 90 min, OK?
Thank you!

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