Background info from Todd Barton:
This is a serendipitous sketch that arose from preparing for an upcoming live concert with my friend, composer and video artist Robert Coburn. I did a free improv by looping my small Buchla system and Robert created a video sketch — the music and video crossed in the email and I merely laid in the music to his video. You can hear a higher resolution of the music here: soundcloud.com/user7621213/buchlidian-interstitial-space
and more on the concert SoundImageSound here:
Exploring the buchla 100 video 2.
see http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/2013/01/exploring.html for more info
Here are a few patches on the Buchla 100. They are mostly based on the semi-random patch from the original user manual which involves using the random voltage source to control the sequencer speed and also the touch plates to add some expression. I didn’t realise how important the 191 sharp cutoff filter is in the system 100 sound, which you can hear most prominently in example 5. I am still waiting for the spring reverb tanks to arrive from Atlanta, so for now I am using a combination of several early digital reverb units (Yamaha Rev7, ART DR1, MXR DR01) blended together
Background video description:
Breaking in a new DIY Buchla format “Retro 158″ dual oscillator that I just made. Also testing a one-off Buchla format Joystick I’m building.
The delay is a Modcan 59a Digital Delay, re-faced with a custom Buchla style panel that I created the artwork for.
I’m using the Joystick module to alter pitch and audio attenuation – as well as pulsing the delay for a sync.
These make up a KILLER sci-fi efx box
Buchla 223e as keyboard/controler for a Rob Hordijk System.
I tuned the 223e output voltage to use it as 1/V Oct keyboard.
Percussion from Buchla and Hordijk. Lead is a HRM into Filter into the Phaser.
‘Eldancer’ has uploaded this nice video featuring Buchla and Eurorack. Its a nice ambient bitpop/electro pop tune with cool sci-fi ingredients
A simple exploration using a contact mic on one of Richard Water’s Waterphones, a Buchla 207r’s preamp and a CBS 130 Envelop Detector — all was sent to various CV ins of a 258v oscillator and a 266r Source of Uncertainty. Oh yeah, and the final output going through a Eventide Space reverb. more on waterphones here: waterphone.com/ and a better audio of a similar exploration here:
Clarity films has uploaded this nice promotional video featuring the Buchla modular synth
A short brief on Clarity below:
Clarity Educational Productions, Inc. (dba Clarity Films) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization formed in 1979 to produce and distribute films of historical and social value.
Our mission is to encourage a re-examination of our past to better inform social progress in our future and to stimulate thought provoking discussion around issues of major social concern in today’s society.
Our funding is provided by grants from private foundations and government agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, State Humanities Organizations, The Ford Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, numerous smaller foundations, and most recently, Kickstarter.
Featured instruments in this video:
Alesis Metavox & 3630
Moog CP251 FreqBox MP 201
Logic Ultrabeat Drum
Benge let’s know:
So following on from this post, I was digging around on Muffs and saw that the meme had evolved again. Slipperysoles had posted another self-generating Buchla patch, this time based on an idea from Douglas Leedy in 1970. Leedy made an album called Entropical Paradise which explored automata in music, which is documented in the indispensable book Electronic Music by Allen Strange. See the scan I made of the flow chart of Leedy’s original patch. I decided to try and recreate the this on my 200e system, which is itself a evolution of the Buchla 100 Leedy used. There are lots of differences in the modules and functions I had to contend with but I got somewhere close, and as always with the Buchla found something unique along the way
Here’s a patch cord by patch cord demonstration of setting up the Krell Muzak 1 patch from scratch on a Buchla 200e with the following modules: 261e, 266e, 281e, 292e, and 291e. A photo of the original patch, audio and video can be accessed here: m.matrixsynth.com/2012/08/krell-muzak-by-todd-barton-on-buchla.html