MATRIXSYNTH: New Buchla Format Kilpatrick Audio & A Yellow Sine Sextuple Quadraphonic Spatial Director

Saturday, November 06, 2021

New Buchla Format Kilpatrick Audio & A Yellow Sine Sextuple Quadraphonic Spatial Director


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"The Sextuple Quadraphonic Spatial Director or SQSD is a six-channel quadraphonic mixer and joystick controller designed for the Buchla format with full analog design and flexible CV control."



Some details via Kilpatrick Audio:

"The SQSD combines six joysticks capable of generating control voltage with a six-input equal-power panning mixer, allowing for intuitive and fun direction of spatial sound in both stereo and quadraphonic speaker configurations. It's the ultimate next-level mixer for electronic musicians looking to take their performances to the next level.

The SQSD is made possible with a collaboration between Kilpatrick Audio and A Yellow Sine.

The team consists of:

Patrick McMaster - Composer, performer and electronic music wizard of A Yellow Sine

Andrew Kilpatrick - Conductor of Electricity and founder of Kilpatrick Audio

Joystick Controller

Each of the six joysticks generate two control voltage signals: one for each axis of motion. These CV outputs can modulate parameters on compatible voltage-controlled electronic music equipment. Using the joysticks to control the location of a sound source is intuitive and fun, and the SQSD makes this easy by incorporating six channels of quadraphonic panning.

Quadraphonic Panning

Quadraphonic sound involves the use of four speakers to create an immersive listening experience in which sounds can move around the listener. It’s the most accessible form of what’s called spatial or surround sound since it only requires four speakers.

Two dedicated location control inputs are available for each of the six channels. You can connect control voltage signals from a sequencer, envelope or LFO to these inputs, but the joysticks make quad panning quick and easy. The twelve joystick CV outputs and location control inputs are grouped together, and can be easily patched with shorting bars. Convenient DIP switches on the back of the unit normalize these connections without the need for any patching.

Mixer

Up to six channels of sound can become part of the quadraphonic or stereo spatial direction, with each channel having its own dedicated level control and LED indicator light. There’s a main mix output control as well with LEDs for each of the four outputs."

You can find additional details at Kilpatrick Audio's website here.

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