Showing posts with label Buchla. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buchla. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Eight Tones

video upload by Todd Barton

Monday, March 04, 2024

MEMS 296 Parsed Beat

video upload by Todd Barton

"Sound source is the Soundfreak EMS Triple Oscillator gated and going to the MEMS 296 Spectral Processor where different bandwidths of the fundamental sequence are parsed out and brought into the mix either the Buchla 207 mixer.


TTMC Sequencer Card , Tokyo Delay Card

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Sunday, March 03, 2024

Boolean Logic Latched - Patch 02

video upload by

Patch 01 here

"Using only a single clock input Boolean Logic Latched by Magnetic Freak is able to create a plethora of rhythmic patterns by combining divisions of that clock through logic gates. In this instance the patterns drive a kick, snare, 3 static pitch VCOs, and a bass boost. An entire arrangement of elements driven by complimentary patterns derived from a simple clock.

Clock: Buchla 246 Sequential Voltage Source
Kick: Bugbrand DRM2 Analogue Drum Voice
Snare: 1979 Dual Algorithmic Oscillator (DAO)
Synth Voices 1-3: Northern Light Modular 8-bit Synth Voice (h8B)
(with Buchla 291 VCF layered with Voice 1)
Bass: Bugbrand DRM2 amp modulation

Recorded as 2 tracks into Ableton Live. Compression, reverb, and panning added in post."

Saturday, March 02, 2024

TB-303 gate out , TTMC Sequencer Card , Tokyo Delay Card

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Friday, March 01, 2024

SynthEast 2024 Walkthrough 360

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"A walk through the Norwich Arts Centre during the Synth East event on Saturday, the 24th of February, 2024."

Synth East 2024 Highlights

"Synth East was a fantastic weekend of synths, modular and music with great company in the best community you could find. Held in Norwich from the 23rd to the 25th of February, here is what you missed."

Update: additional videos:

Synth East 2024 All-Star Patch-off

"Take six modular performers, randomly pick out pairs and then force them to improvise a jam for fifteen minutes. Only available at Synth East.

Jason Jervis
Nina Richards
Robin Vincent
Gaz Williams
Mylar Melodies
Steve Davis"

Synth East 2024 - Mylar Melodies, Robin Vincent and Gaz Williams - "The Influencers"

"A live improvised 30-minute jam from modular performers Mylar Melodies, Robin Vincent and Gaz Williams as part of the Synth East event at the Norwich Arts Centre on 24th February 2024. Steve called us 'The Influencers' - I'm not sure about that but we do seem to cost people money with our inspirational modular musings."

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Random Listening

video upload by Todd Barton

"Ever wondered what the diffserence was among the various flavor randomness in the Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainty? Of course the faceplate graphics give a clue but I prefer listening to the different densities, distributions and ranges. Using the 1979 Modular Switcher this is possible to compare them in real time. Enjoy!
My Patreon:"

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Frequency Shifted Shakuhachi

video upload by Todd Barton

"Continuing exploring the interaction of shakuhachi and Buchla"

Monday, February 26, 2024

Shakuhachi and Buchla

video upload by Todd Barton

"More explorations of interacting with my Buchla instrument via my shakuhachi and the Buchla 230 Envelope Follower.
More explorations and patching on my Patreon:"

TTMC 291 Card , Tokyo Delay Card

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Sunday, February 25, 2024

TTMC Sequencer Card , TTMC Tokyo Delay Euro.

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Impro #1 on Ernst Krenek's Buchla 100

video upload by JesterN

"These days I have the honour to play one of the earliest Buchla 100 synthesizer. Dating from 1967 (number 12 in the books) and owned by Austrian composer Ernst Krenek, this beautiful instrument is located in Krems an Donau, Austria. This is an excerpt of an impro working on gamelan repetitions that is going to be released on a future album. Thanks to the Ernst Krenek Institut / AIR Residency program.

Thanks to the Ernst Krenek Institute and AIR Residency.

more info:"

Impro #2 on Ernst Krenek's Buchla 100

video upload by JesterN

"Alberto Novello playing one of the first produced Buchla Synthesizers (number 12), series 100 purchased by the Austrian composer Ernst Krenek in 1967.

Thanks to Ernst Krenek Institut / AIR residency."

Friday, February 23, 2024

Ring Mod Shakuhachi

video upload by Todd Barton

"A little exploration hooking up my shakuhachi to the Balanced Modulator of the Buchla 212 Dodeca module and using the Soundfreak EMS Triple Oscillator as the reference input. The Buchla 230 Envelope Follower is opening up the 292 gate.
More explorations and patching on my Patreon:"

Buchla LEM 218e V3 | With MakeNoise Strega, DXG and the Shared System B&G plus.

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"This is probably my first and last genuine banana Buchla 'module' because I really want to stick to Eurorack. But since I love Westcoast synthesis a lot, I think it's a must-have keyboard for anyone serious about MakeNoise, the Buchla/TTA 200T series and any brand that gets inspired by Don Buchla designs (e.g. Frap, Verbos, Serge eurorack). I tried so many keys, controllers, pads, etc, but most of them require MIDI to CV and most of them are designed for polyphonic MIDI with a few extra CV outs. The LEM218e is the orginal keyboard for the Buchla Easel from 1973. It may not be perfect, but it's perfect for the music I love most."

Thursday, February 22, 2024

TMP-2-05 Vintage Synth TV Series from Benge

video upload by Memetune Studio

00:00 Opening Titles
00:32 Introduction
01:19 Little Black Boxes
04:41 Switched On Cybersynths
17:31 Synthesiser Club
20:38 Commercial Break
23:02 Patching Today
37:24 Video Lab
41:15 Outro


Episode five of the second series of the TV program from Benge, made at his Memetune Electronic Music Studio

The series explores his passion for vintage synthesiser instruments and studio gear and how he uses it on his productions and collaborations


It is divided into the following sections:

LITTLE BLACK BOXES - A look at some classic rack mount synths of the 80s and 90s

SWITCHED ON - This second series looks at a type of synthesis based around the ideas of Cybernetics, which Benge calls CYBERSYNTHESIS

SYNTHESISER CLUB - A short musical demonstration of a synthesiser classic or three

COMMERCIAL BREAK - Some shameless Memetune shilling

PATCHING TODAY - A deep-dive into vintage modular systems and how to set up a patch on them, starting from scratch

VIDEO LAB - A look at old video equipment and how to create experimental visuals


In THIS episode:

LITTLE BLACK BOXES - The Korg Wavestation was released in 1990. This rack mount module version, called the Wavestation A/D, was released in 1991

SWITCHED ON CYBERSYNTHS - Ramdomness Tamed. A look at the EMS Random Voltage Generator and the Buchla 200 version of the Magnetic Freak Gaussian module

SYNTHESISER CLUB - Today, its Club Crumar! Featuring the DS2, the Multiman Mk2 and the Synergy digital system

COMMERCIAL BREAK - Some adverts for Memetune related goodies

PATCHING TODAY - on the Buchla 100 - trying to tame the beast!

VIDEO LAB - In this episode we look at some SFX shots and the Ultimatte chromakey system



Polyrythmic Electronica vinyl / Systems of Objects:

Benge's Studio Blog:

Memetune Studio Instagram: @ memetunestudio

Benge & Memetune Merch on Bandcamp:


The MemeTune Programme Credits:
Everything in this video was created by B D Edwards (Benge)
All music, design, writing, filming and production completed at Memetune Studios, UK, 2024


video upload by Todd Barton

"Exploring using a mic on the shakuhachi going to and envelope follower. Breaking down this patch and, yep, actually playing the shakuhachi rather than hitting it over on my Patreon:"

Earth Fruit

video upload by nbor

"Syncing up the Buchla Music Easel with the @WeAreElektron Model Cycles, precarious techno ensues. Recorded in mono, so I dropped it into @bitwig Studio to add some stereo effects with simple multi-band separations."

Monday, February 19, 2024

Programmable Pulse Matrix + MARF Stage & Envelope Sequencing

video upload by DARK SPARKLER

"I’ve had the Programmable Pulse Matrix for over a year, but I haven’t used it very much. I decided to put it in the case this weekend and spend some time patching with it. Here I have 2 channels patched to advancing the stages of the MARF, while the other two channels are triggering the envelopes for these MARF sequences. Lots of fun rhythmic variations to be had, and could be quickly changed on a whim, but I kept it simple once I had the pattern that I liked."

Boolean Logic Latched - Patch 01 BugBrand DRM2 Drums

video upload by Precarious333 Music

"Magnetic Freak's Boolean Logic Latched is a Buchla format module featuring a clock divider and 7 logic circuits with switchable mode functionality and unique latching capabilities. Logic is hard to find in Buchla land, and as a fan I'm happy to announce its arrival. This simple patch barely scratches the surface of BLL's potential. It's more an introduction to the most basic uses of logic gates. But make no mistake, Boolean Logic Latched will be at the center of every patch I make from this point on. Intended as a companion module to Magnetic Freak's Gaussian I will endeavor to explore that companionship in videos to come. Time is short but the potentials are endless. Thus is life.

In this patch I'm using a clock from Buchla 246 into BLL's clock divider, then combining different divisions to trigger a kick/snare duo created by two of BugBrand's fantastic DRM2 analog drum voices. Simple origins lead to complex results. Everything you hear stems from that single clock input. I'm only making use of 3 of BLL's 7 logic circuits, none of its latching gates, so just a fraction of its capabilities.

Recorded as 2 tracks into Ableton Live. Compression and effects added in post."

Pic & details via Noisebug

'This is clearly the companion module of the Gaussian to generate rhythmic patterns and much more. It can nevertheless be used alone to build up complex IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) rhythmic patterns from a single ticking clock. Two stages of Boolean logic operators are cascaded allowing all kinds of operations between the incoming signals.

The latching function let you use a dedicated clock to latch the status of all gates on the arrival of a trigger signal up to the new one (or using the push button). It could be used to re-synchronises random signals. This module is fully analog and can work up to audio rates with no latency.

These modules are only produced in very small batches for connoisseurs."

Buchla 288 Xtreme

video upload by Todd Barton

"And the explorations with the 288 Time Domain Processor continue . . ."

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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