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ERICA SYNTHS Pico System 1

The Pico System 1 from Erica Synths is probably the smallest fully formed Eurorack modular you can find. Dave Gale shrinks down to Lilliputian size to take a look…
Small and bijou, the beautifully compact Pico System 1 from Erica Synths


Manufacturer Erica Synths

Price €1,210

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Key Features

Fully fledged subtractive Eurorack modular

Contains a whopping 14 modules

Two VCOs included as standard

Two Drum modules also included

Two sequencers, for both CV and Gate triggering

System width: 42HP

One of the criticisms levelled at Eurorack, as a concept, is that it can be quite difficult to get started. You need to think about cases, power, and selecting your first modules so that you have everything you need to make a noise. Some companies have bought out nice solutions but for larger systems, the price can be exorbitant; while smaller ‘voice channel’ designs can sometimes leave you wanting.

Latvian synth guru Erica Synths now has an answer, offering a fully fledged Eurorack system in a pint-sized 42HP case for around £1,000. This offers a bit of a saving on the cost of the modules purchased individually, so it could be considered a bargain. But can big sounds come from small boxes?

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