Pest Is Best

Cre8audio Announce Semi-Modular Desktop/Eurorack Module at NAMM 2022.


7 June 2022

Cre8audio have unveiled the West Pest, a west-coast style, semi-modular synth module whose wave folding oscillator was developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers.

West Pest consists of 8 modules with flexible routing options via the 18-point patch bay, but being semi-modular, doesn’t require any patching in order to operate. The unit functions as a stand-alone module with CV and MIDI control, but can also be removed from its case for use as a 40HP eurorack module.

Here’s the full feature/specification list from Cre8audio:

  • West Coast style monophonic synthesizer with additive elements
  • Controllable via MIDI, CV, and integrated button keyboard
  • Fully patchable — use West Pest’s components as separate modules with external devices or reroute its internal patching (It’s like having 8 individual modules.)
  • 32 step sequencer with up to 13 storable presets
  • Generative sequencing mode
  • Clock-synced arpeggiator
  • Step sequencer can be manipulated & transposed via MIDI and the integrated button keyboard
  • Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer developed 100% analog oscillator
  • Oscillator waveforms — sine, triangle, and saw — Waveforms can be combined
  • Oscillator includes frequency modulation (FM)
  • Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer famous wave folder/shaper circuit – folds inputted waves back onto themselves to increase harmonic content
  • PGH dynamics section — an alternative to an envelope generator and a VCA, the dynamics controller is a Pittsburgh Modular invention that adds a dimension of control over a vactrol-less lowpass gate circuit, adding release time. (read more on this in the user guide)
  • Dual range analog LFO with square and triangle wave outputs.
  • LFO Range High: 2 Hz to 500 Hz Low: 41 seconds to 5 Hz
  • Digital multi-mod tool — modulation control via CV, random generator, and extra LFO and envelope generator
  • Internal clock with tap tempo and can be clocked via an external source.
  • Built-in clock divider
  • Can be used standalone in its included case or removed and used as a eurorack format module
  • Specifications for when used as a eurorack module
  • Width when used as a module = 40hp
  • Depth = 25mm
  • 250mA power draw when running +12V rail
  • 190mA power draw when running -12V
  • Input voltage range of oscillator = 0-10V
  • Included in the box — 1x West Pest, 1x West Pest wall-wart power supply, 5x Amazing Nazca Noodles Patch Cables, 2x 3.5mm to 5 pin MIDI Din pigtails and pizzazz (pizzazz’s presence not guaranteed)

West Pest is available for pre-order now with an estimated street price of $249.99 USD, and should be shipping soon.


cre8audio: cre8audio.com

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