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Erica Synths Pico System III West Coast Synthesizer

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    Erica Synths Pico System III is affordable, compact, yet powerful sounding, full analogue modular system.It comes in two formats – eurorack and desktop.


    + 2-3-4 step sequencer
    + 2x VCOs
    + VCO controller/VCA module
    + Several mixers that work both with CV and audio signals
    + Modulator (syncable LFO, random CV and noise source)
    + 2x voltage controlled ASR envelope generators
    + 2x resonant lowpass gates
    + BBD delay

    Pico System III brings modular synthesis back to the basics – the system has multi functional (instead of single-function, like Pico Drums or Pico Trigger in the Pico System II) analogue modules and is intended to encourage creativity in modular patching.

    The system has 31 inputs and 20 outputs (master output is duplicated) + 7 switches; if you have enough patch cables at your disposal, you can patch the system in 121000931215044250740178662400 or 1.21x1029 variations (we ignored the possibility to adjust potentiometers here). Even though only 0,0001% of all patches will sound more-less enjoyable, you and all your future generations can spend a lifetime only patching the Pico System III.

    Voice-cards with preset patches set it apart from other eurorack systems – they allow user to change patches instantly and radically, which makes the system well suited for experimental live performances. The system comes with 5 great sounding “factory preset” voice-cards, and 5 DIY voice-cards that are empty and users can develop their own patches. More voice-cards will be available from Erica Synths shop.

    Pico System III comes both as a desktop unit and a eurorack module. It features a set of modules for advanced sound design, experiments in modular patching and educational purposes.

    What do you get?

    Desktop unit20 patch cables, 1 Hosa stackable cable, PSU, 5 factory preset & 5 DIY voice-cards, user manual and patch note sheetsEurorack module 1 Hosa stackable cable, ribbon power cable, 5 factory preset & 5 DIY voice-cards, user manual and patch note sheets

    Technical specifications:

    Audio signal levels10VptpCV signal levels (full span)-5V - +5VSequencer CV output range0 - +5VVCO tune rangeC0 - E7LFO rate0.21Hz - 20HzVC EG attack time0...3''VC EG release time0...4.2''Max BBD delay time400msPanel width42 HPPower consumption


    The Pico System III is a completely analog modular system with 13 Pico modules and preset memory. The good selection of modules allows a large number of patches and is ideal for learning analogue synthesis. The Pico System III is small and above all cheap, which makes it a modular synthesizer for everyone. -
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse Variable, Square, Triangle
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Sequencer
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Sustain, Release, Freerun, Looping, Triggered
    Filters: 2
    Types: Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Sequencer
    Filter Notes:
    Low Pass Gates
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches RAM: 1
    Storage: ROM Cartridge
    Bucket Brigade Delay
    4 Steps
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Buttons, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter, Arpeggiator, Sequencer
    Display Type: LED
    Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Inputs: 6 mono
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, 1V Octave
    Power: TBA
    Year Released: 2019
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.ericasynths.lv
    MSRP List Price: 450 Euros - convert
    Retail Street Price: $529 - convert
    YouTube Videos
    References & Sources
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