The Buchla goes chip á la C64

June 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Using the 259e for C64 style music. Full length audio at soundcloud.com/7thdansound/bitsandbuchla

The Buchla 259e:

Popular demand does work occasionally – we’ve resurrected and renamed the original 259e Complex Waveform Generator. The new 259e is practically identical to the original, and is replete with all of the original digital waveshaping, aliasing noise, and foldover frequencies. However, we’ve added new self-modifying, screeching, snarling responses that reflect weird internal origins. Hence the name “twisted”.

Otherwise similar to the 261e Complex Waveform Generator, with voltage-controlled modulation of pitch, amplitude, and timbre, both hard and soft synchronization, and pitch tracking.

In conjunction with the model 225e MIDI Manager, the 259e’s pitches respond to internally routed MIDI messages. Up to four 259’s can peacefully co-exist in a single system, each with its private MIDI channel.

As in all 200e series modules, the settings of the 259e’s pots and switches can be memorized as a part of a preset configuration. Provided you have a 225e or a 206e in your system.

 

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