MATRIXSYNTH: Buchla Music Easel - giants of downtown

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Buchla Music Easel - giants of downtown

Published on May 3, 2018 Jae Ryan

"I've had the Easel for a bit now and was really adamant at first about doing the whole "easel only" cassette release (which I'm still considering) but initially I was just to trigger happy starting patches from scratch and seeing where it could go.

Now that I've come to grips with it a little and have a little more patience its easier to piece together a "song" instead of little jams.

This patch has been sitting for 3 days now running non stop and everytime I found a free minute I'd come jam it. Eventually I felt I had enough ideas to put together and try and make a video!

The music easel seems to really shine when you take something "traditional" and blend it with just a little Buchla, which is how the tempo of this track works. The sequencer is controlling the gates/envelopes and speed up just the tiniest bit when the high notes are triggered. It's subtle but its something that really makes performing on something like this unique.

As far as the whole patch goes, feel free to comment and I can chat all day!"

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