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:
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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.
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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
Monday morning modular treat from Todd Barton, enjoy!
“another exploration of coaxing various timbres, rhythms, tones and articulations out of a Buchla 200e with the 222e touchplate controller in real time. an audio of this exploration is available here: soundcloud.com/user7621213/mad-sonic-science-ii“
Buchla one take improv using 3x patch layers.
The 112 Touch Controlled Voltage Source is being used to both transpose the 5-note mini sequence, as well as the delay feedback amount. So you’ll notice differnt levels of synced delay feedback as I play different keys – many of which are tuned to unison pitches . . . and not in perfect tune – this allows for creepy, slight doppler shift note repeats.
Excerpt from the show at Norbergfestival 2012 held in Norberg, Sweden on July 27th with audio in quadraphonic surround.
Buchla Boys are David Sabel and Niklas Sjösvärd, and they’re performing on a 1980′s 5-panel Serge and a 18-size Buchla 200e, both belonging to the Lindblad Studios at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Filmed by Palle Dahlstedt.
Here’s a nice demo of a Buchla working together with an iPad:
testing out little midi machine iPad sequencer with my buchla
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