In Benge’s studio – krell meme 2

September 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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

Building The Krell Muzak Patch

September 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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:

mad sonic science ii

August 27, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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:

Buchla – Three Layers to Ponder

August 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

BUCHLA BOYS Live at Norbergfestival 2012

August 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

Ruins of Man – Buchla electronica

July 9, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Modular and iPad: bengeseek-desktop

June 7, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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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Having fun with Suonoio and Buchla Skylab

May 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background info:

I have the Suonoio going in to the 207e preamp with the envelope follower driving the sequencer and the 292e. Fun combo.

Morphun Function Tests

April 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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:

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.)

Dual Synth Tech Test 01

April 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background data:

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).

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