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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I have the Suonoio going in to the 207e preamp with the envelope follower driving the sequencer and the 292e. Fun combo.
Here is a walk through of the basic functions of the Eardrill “Morphun” Module Module.
“Chris Muir of “Eardrill” makes wonderful Buchla synthesizer format/compatible modules.”
Module info can be found here: http://www.eardrill.com/
The ModuleModule is a normal Buchla-format module that implements a frame that can hold up to four “standard” mini-modules; “ModuleModule modules”, if you will. The ModuleModule frame has a circuit board that has a Buchla power connector, from which it distributes power to the four modules. Anyone who feels so inclined can make mini-modules for the ModuleModule. I think that this might be a pretty good platform for other manufacturers or for DIY efforts. There are a handful of them available currently, with more on the way. I have a long list of modules that I would like to make for this system. Modules can also be double or triple sized. (There’s nothing stopping anyone from making a quad-sized module, but by then it really makes more sense to make a normal module.)
I build up a one of a kind Buchla format “Dual Synth Tech” module.
Basically I made a Buchla style panel based around 2x Synthesis Technology “Eurorack” modules:
1x E560 Deflector Shield
1x E580 Resampling Mini Delay
This is a video of my 1st test of the final module . . . . this is just a “fun test” as I just hopped through a few different settings at random.
Mostly focusing on the “Delay” and “Tap” outputs of the E580, which gives the nice strong stereo effect . . . so when you hear the Frequency Shifting (briefly) of the E560, you are only hearing the mono “Up” output.
Honestly, this combo of modules works and sounds AMAZING with the Buchla . . . I was really blown away – audio levels match great, and CV control works nice especially when using a Control Voltage Processor (like the Verbos 254).
Exploring programming different touchplates to different envelops in the 281e. Sound sources: Verbos 258v, 262v and Buchla 272e. Better audio at: soundcloud.com/user7621213/buchla-223e-touchplate
The 223e substitutes an innovative arpeggiator for the rings of the 222e
This three panel unit tactile sensor responds to a feather-weight touch, or to several pounds of pressure. An additional (1 panel unit) module houses the outputs, the arpeggiator controls, and the edit facility.
The tactile surface is normally mounted in the first row of a 201e-12 or 201e-18 cabinet: alternatively, it may be mounted in the recently announced 201e-3u frame, relieving spatial binds in crowded systems.
An ergonomic array of 27 keys sense pressure and velocity; fourteen respond to location in one or two dimensions. Arrayed into multiple user-defined groups ranging in size from 1 to 25 keys, they produce a variety of user-programmed control voltages.
Location, pressure, impact and tuned voltages, as well as pulses, are presented at a total of 30 outputs. The LCD based user interface is remarkably simple and flexible. The arpeggiator features multiple patterns, internal and external clocks, and many other sundry features.
All settings, including key programming, can be memorized and recalled by the 225e or 206e preset manager
Sputnik Dual Waveform Generator Buchla 258 Inspired Oscillator + Plan B Model 13 Low Pass Gate + Doepfer A140 ADSR + Darktime Sequencer
Sputnik is a russian manufacturer by Roman Filipov. Sputnik’s first offering was a Dual Waveform Generator, which is basically a clone of the classic Buchla Model 258 triangle-core oscillator, supposed to be pretty good for FM.
A simple acid techno sequence on the Darktime to demonstrate the sonic capabilities of this amazing oscillator.
Thanks to Don Buchla, Mark Verbos and Roman Filippov.
Introducing the Voice of Saturn Synth in euro modular format! Modules available in limited quantity from me: recompas at gmail dot com
curiousinventor.com has pcbs, panels and vactrols for the DIY crowd.
The video demonstrates the basic sound of the unit by itself, then run through a filter (buchla 292c) with the VoS LFO modulating the filter cutoff. The CV1 input is demonstrated using a standard doepfer LFO. It has an attenuator on the panel and controls the rate of the VoS’s LFO. CV2 is fed an oscillator signal to modulate the pitch of the VoS. Towards the end of the video some interesting mod and sync effects can be heard utilizing these control inputs.
John Foxx companion Benge has a new Buchla video out, enjoy
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Part of the first set of the last concert at the 2012 Sirén Festival. This is a festival arranged by the students at the composition and individual programs at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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. The patching is improvised, and there’s a crowd dancing behind them (too dark to film). This is part of a longer set, and there’s more photage coming, of higher quality.
This was filmed with a mobile camera.