MATRIXSYNTH: Buchla BEMI Introduces New “Red Panel" Brand

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Buchla BEMI Introduces New “Red Panel" Brand


Buchla U.S.A. introduces an independent division of new products under the brand name “Red Panel.”

Minneapolis, Minnesota January 24, 2019: Announcing Buchla U.S.A.’s introduction of a subsidiary company called “Red Panel.” Red Panel was created to pursue new and innovative Buchla-related musical instruments that are priced within the reach of the average musician. For its first line of products, Red Panel has worked closely with Dave Small of Catalyst Audio and Buchla artist consultant Todd Barton in order to bring Don Buchla’s seminal product line, the 100 Series, to the Eurorack format. Nine modules will be introduced and demonstrated at the NAMM convention, including the 106 (Six Channel Mixer), the 110 Quad Voltage Controlled Gate, the 156 Control Voltage Processor, the 156 (modern version), the 158 Dual Channel Oscillator, the 180 Dual Attack Generator, the 112 Touch Controlled Voltage Source, the 190 Dual Reverberator, the 193 (Combination of 194 and 191) Dual LoPass / Bandpass Filters, and a 6U 84HP case. These products will be available in the Spring of 2019.

Buchla U.S.A. will continue to meet the needs of Buchla customers through the production of high-quality historic synthesis/performance technology with a focus on and celebration of Don Buchla's legacy.

By listening to the needs of composers at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, Don Buchla created one of the first modular voltage-controlled electronic instruments in the mid-1960s as only a gifted designer and engineer could. His innovative and seminal musical instruments have inspired composers and listeners alike for over 50 years."

Update: see this post for a NAMM floor demo.

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