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Thanks to a recent question asked by Chris Pottinger, in a Buchla Skype Tutorial, about the R and S outputs of the Buchla 223e/222e I put together this little video. The wonderful thing about these outputs is that you don’t need to program them, just take banana cables out (there are two outs: one for vertical finger movement the other for horizontal movement) a route them to your favorite parameters.
In this example I routed the vertical cv to vary the tempo of the arpeggiator while the horizontal cv simultaneously varied both the Modulation Index of a Buchla 261e and L-R panning of the 206e mixer.
First exploration with an original Buchla 100. For better audio go to:
The first major synthesizer by Buchla was the modular 100-series produced from about 1963 to the early 1970′s. The system usually consisted of a large wood case with room for a bunch of modules (up to 25 modules on a single power-supply). Although the modules consisted of your basic collection of voltage controlled oscillators, filters, etc. the unique keyboards on this and other models to follow were flat capacitance-sensitive touch-plates. Although they may feel awkward to play, they are pressure sensitive and individually tuneable. There were also 8- and 16-step analog sequencer modules available. Patching and programming a Buchla 100 was a monstrous task since lots of patch cords as well as synthesizer knowledge were a requirement to even get a sound to be heard, and the oscillators usually drift out of tune! These are extremely rare systems but they can make some awesome and unique analog music, if it still works! About the only places where Buchla 100′s can be found nowadays are at the The Audities Collection and a few scattered Schools and Universities across the US.
A recording of a lecture by Todd Barton, Musician, Composer and Buchla Guru. Filmed at Knobcon 2013. Special thanks to Todd Barton and all the sponsers at Knobcon.Sound and Video by Raul Pena.
And here’s the original:
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Directed by Nicola Kuperus
Costume Designs by Levon Millross
Peff explores the Buchla’s percussion capabilities
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after a year of working on the Buchla System 200 power supply I kinda gave up on the original power supply and have resorted to using a new 200e power source. however it doesn’t produce the +24vdc for the 265 module. This is just a little test to see how things function, before i dive into work on the easel a bit more.
The Euro Rack system is used to synthesize the perc and drums and also sends clock and random voltages to the Buchla envelope follower. Easel generates the sequence bit, and the 259 creates the the digeridoo-ish drone.
An experiment in destruction of beautiful melodies.
Early 1937 recording processed real-time through a Buchla DIY 200 style clone synthesizer that I built.
Reverb was added via computer plug-in… everything else was one take.
Controlling the Buchla 200 via microphone/envelope detector. See a similar self-generating
patch here: http://youtu.be/JOhjopaPDfs
We all enjoy sci-fi so this video of course need to be shown here
Reverb soaked Buchla 100 blips and bloops
A Drone straight from the Darkness.
Responsible for these Sounds are: Grendel Drone Commander together with EHX Ravish Sitar and Buchla 200e with some Zerosum Inertia Tube ModuleModules and just a little bit of reverb.
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