If you believe there's no such thing as a perfect out-of-the-box synth layout, then Pittsburgh modular synthesizers are for you. The principle here is about as simple as it gets: install only the functions you want (and as many of them as you want) until you have a personalized synth that does exactly what you need it to do - no more, no less. Base units range in size from the Cell  Eurorack Studio Enclosure to the cavernous Structure EP-360, so you can make your synth big and complex or compact and simple. But here's a word of advice: if you're planning on filling the enclosure, you might want to think about going up one size, because chances are you'll end up wanting to add more modules!Start by taking a look through all the modules and figure out which ones you'd like to include. That will give you an idea how big an enclosure you need. And of course, remember that you can always add modules later as long as you have the extra space, so don't be afraid to start small and build up your Pittsburgh synth over time. But maybe you're not crazy about the idea starting absolutely from scratch? That's no problem, because Pittsburgh offers a few starter systems that give you a collection of pre-installed modules with room to add more later on. Or you could go for a maxed-out enclosure like the Lifeforms System 201 or the Foundation 3.1 Modular Analog Synthesizer. It's up to you.How do you want to put together your dream synth? Let Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers get you started by picking up an expandable system, make them do all the legwork with a fully loaded-out enclosure, or try your hand at working from the ground up by getting an empty enclosure and your ideal loadout of modules? You've got the freedom to do it your way - just don't forget to grab some patch cables while you're at it, so you'll be ready to get all those synth modules hooked up to one another. And then, when your system is ready to go, the real fun can begin.