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Polyphonic Touch`n`Run Voltage Array Model 220
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Author Polyphonic Touch`n`Run Voltage Array Model 220
traffkin
We here at Keen Association, are very proud to introduce our Polyphonic Touch`n`Run Voltage Array Model 220, up-to-four-voice truly polyphonic, freely tunable and scalable, pressure sensitive musical keyboard with vast sequencing capabilities. The design is based on the analogue concept so that NO voltages are being digitized and the internal microcontroller just traces the finger touches and routes them through an analogue circuitry (actually, there’re eight 16-channel analogue switches there). There’s also NO keyboard scanning, all keys work in realtime, having their dedicated logical channels.

Here’s the brief description of features:

3 Poly modes - buchlaphony, revolving polyphony and revolving polyphony with slightly different logic
3 Duo modes - bagpipe-style paraphony and two types of true duophony
3 Mono modes - classic monophony, revolving monophony, subtracting monophony
Voice allocation algorithms are truly applicable to almost all modes

Intelligent Hold function - if needed, system keeps the last held keys in memory and recalls them by pressing Hold again

Powerful Actikey sequencer/arpeggiator - keys played in order they were touched or in the one of four directions
Zoning - one finger divides the keybed into two sequencer zones, two fingers define loop, three fingers make four sequencer zones
Combo - fourth output plays arpeggio, other three are free for polyphonic performance
All those features are dynamically controllable in realtime, with maximum inter-mode succession

Cluster - allows to program every key to be a chord or an arpeggio, thus one can get sort of performance bank of 16 cells

Capture - this mode is much like the one that legendary Buchla Thunder had. It records what is being played and then, during playback, one can add pressure gestures to their performance and change direction and speed, which give an impressive freedom and improvisation to performer

Pattern - defines the global rhythmic pattern applicable to all sequencer/arpeggio modes

Other capabilities to be highlighted - preset Load/Save function, controller mode, partial emulation of Buchla 216 and EMS Synthi AKS sequencer, some other easter eggs

The firmware is easily upgradable via USB, new features will be implemented based on users' feedback





the price is $1950 and includes paypal fee and shipping

interested people please pm me

technical stuff:
Selador
hyper

Dead Banana


Any word on pricing?
trax
thumbs up
synthi
NICE!!! applause It's peanut butter jelly time! nanners
traffkin
Some video examples are on the way )
traffkin
Selador wrote:
hyper

Dead Banana


Any word on pricing?


the price should be within $2k, to be defined yet...
traffkin
one more thing - NO WOBBLY KNOBS

this device is not intended to repeat other buchla stuff functionality, it rather opens new possibilities and interaction level, at least i hope so ))
traffkin
30 pcs will be made for sale
mach20
This is absolutely gorgeous.
flabby
Wow! This looks fascinating!
What's the Load/Save function for?
traffkin
flabby wrote:
Wow! This looks fascinating!
What's the Load/Save function for?


you can save cluster, capture and pattern definitions as a preset, the overall number of presets is to be defined yet, but obviously it won't exceed 16 smile i am a sincere follower of "one key, one feature" ideology
snufkin
this looks like the first 3rd party module to come close to the P/R in terms of innovation/usability in my opinion, looks amazing!
arnoux
Wow this looks really amazing.. can't wait to see a vid of it in action..

I have 3 questions for you pals:

- I use a BugBrand set up which is 1 v/oct, I guess I don't need to worry about the general 1.2 v/oct of the Buchla world in this very case right? I mean, there's no quatized voltages anywhere that follows the 1.2 v/oct rule like preset scales and so on right? Hope the question makes sense..
- Event advance: what kind of pulse do you need?
- Only 30 units and then bye bye?

Thanks for your time and congratulation!

Fabio
trax
snufkin wrote:
this looks like the first 3rd party module to come close to the P/R in terms of innovation/usability in my opinion, looks amazing!


+1 this looks like that first "non official" Buchla module I will purchase other than the excellent p/r.
traffkin
1 - no probs with 1v signals, as was declared, the keyboard is really analogue, thus neither quantization nor tune memory
2 - any kind of pulse, just anything that able to open transistor's base
3 - no plans for second run yet, it is really laborious work to assemble, but who knows what will be smile

arnoux wrote:
Wow this looks really amazing.. can't wait to see a vid of it in action..

I have 3 questions for you pals:

- I use a BugBrand set up which is 1 v/oct, I guess I don't need to worry about the general 1.2 v/oct of the Buchla world in this very case right? I mean, there's no quatized voltages anywhere that follows the 1.2 v/oct rule like preset scales and so on right? Hope the question makes sense..
- Event advance: what kind of pulse do you need?
- Only 30 units and then bye bye?

Thanks for your time and congratulation!

Fabio
traffkin
btw, p/r would be a good companion to 220 smile along with 252e

trax wrote:
snufkin wrote:
this looks like the first 3rd party module to come close to the P/R in terms of innovation/usability in my opinion, looks amazing!


+1 this looks like that first "non official" Buchla module I will purchase other than the excellent p/r.
jahreed
wow - nice work!
syrinx70
this looks great,i would like to pre order one if possible.just show me where

i think some form of quantiser would be an amazing addition,the verbos one is such a useful module in any system where accidental melody is sometimes desired

thanks!
arnoux
traffkin wrote:
1 - no probs with 1v signals, as was declared, the keyboard is really analogue, thus neither quantization nor tune memory
2 - any kind of pulse, just anything that able to open transistor's base
3 - no plans for second run yet, it is really laborious work to assemble, but who knows what will be smile

arnoux wrote:
Wow this looks really amazing.. can't wait to see a vid of it in action..

I have 3 questions for you pals:

- I use a BugBrand set up which is 1 v/oct, I guess I don't need to worry about the general 1.2 v/oct of the Buchla world in this very case right? I mean, there's no quatized voltages anywhere that follows the 1.2 v/oct rule like preset scales and so on right? Hope the question makes sense..
- Event advance: what kind of pulse do you need?
- Only 30 units and then bye bye?

Thanks for your time and congratulation!

Fabio


Thanks traffkin for your time, hope to be able to catch one, looks incredible..
traffkin
people who want to make a preorder, please pm me
snaper
Any plans for a DIY version?
traffkin
snaper wrote:
Any plans for a DIY version?


no, sorry
traffkin
Happy New Year to all ☯
elmerfudd
and a most happy new year to you....Now get back to work!!!!
Pax
MATSmile
Happy new year to you too Guinness ftw!
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