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
see http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.co.uk/ for more
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.