Erica Synths announced its Pico System III, an affordable, compact, and powerful sounding full analog modular system in Eurorack and desktop formats.
Pico System III brings modular synthesis back to the basics, featuring multi functional analogue modules (instead of single-function modules, such as Pico Drums or Pico Trigger in the Pico System II) and is intended to encourage creativity in modular patching.
The system has 31 inputs and 20 outputs (master output is duplicated) plus 7 switches; if you have enough patch cables at your disposal, you can patch the system in 121,000,931,215,044,250,740,178,662,400 or 1.21×1029 variations (not taking into consideration potentiometer adjustment possibilities). Even though only 0,0001% of all patches will sound more-less enjoyable, you and all your future generations can spend a lifetime patching the Pico System III.
Voice cards with preset patches set the Pico System III apart from other Eurorack systems — these allow users to change patches instantly and radically, making the system well suited for experimental live performances. The system ships with 5 great sounding “factory preset” voice cards and 5 empty DIY voice cards which users can experiment with and develop their own patches. More voice cards will be available from the Erica Synths shop in the near future.
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 applications. The system includes: 2-3-4 step sequencer, (2) VCOs, VCO controller/VCA module, several mixers that work both with CV and audio signals, a modulator (with syncable LFO, random CV and noise source), (2) voltage controlled ASR envelope generators, (2) lowpass gate and a BBD delay.
Shipping on October 1st, Pico System III is available for ordering now priced at 450 EUR for the desktop unit and 400 EUR for the Eurorack module. Prices ex. VAT.
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