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by dougcl
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla love/hate
Replies: 52
Views: 1416

Re: Buchla love/hate

I guess I spend large proportions of time wrestling with trying to make the thing sound less like a synth and more like a spaceflute without necessarily quite having the functionality to dial in exactly as I'd like. The closest I have come to what I think you are describing is by feeding the 261e a...
by dougcl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 250e without a preset manager
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: 250e without a preset manager

Press and hold remote enable before shutting down!
by dougcl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla love/hate
Replies: 52
Views: 1416

Re: Buchla love/hate

Finally, the Porsche/Buchla crossover thread I have been waiting for.
by dougcl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 291e Flaws?
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: 291e Flaws?

Hi I have done a ton of feedback percussion stuff using the 291e. I route all three channels into themselves and monitor the ALL output. This gives you three percussion voices. I use the AMP level inputs to control the volume of each, and the freq inputs to control the bands. It is absolutely a must...
by dougcl
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 292e sound leaks when gate is fully close
Replies: 75
Views: 6035

Re: 292e sound leaks when gate is fully close

Just noticed how much my 292e modules are leaking How much of the above relates to original Buchla vs 3rd party? Hi Michael, if you suspect a grounding problem, move your 292e to your powered boat and see if the problem goes away. If it does, then you have insufficient ground in your remote boat.
by dougcl
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Don Buchla Keyboard Magazine Interview
Replies: 34
Views: 1397

Re: Don Buchla Keyboard Magazine Interview

This quote grabbed me more than any other. I think a modular architecture defies (at least resists) this conception of legitimacy. It's my thought that an instrument, to be a legitimate instrument, has to be identifiable and replicable, in order to be composed for and to have a repertoire develop.
by dougcl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Dual Programmable Oscillator & Studio H Podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Dual Programmable Oscillator & Studio H Podcast

Thanks everyone for listening in. It was a lot of fun and I'm glad people seem to have enjoyed it.
Doug
by dougcl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 251e demo thread
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Buchla 251e demo thread

by dougcl
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Dual Programmable Oscillator & Studio H Podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Dual Programmable Oscillator & Studio H Podcast

missingtwin wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:46 am
He has suffered my often naive questions and ideas for a few years now.
Many of those "naive questions and ideas" were helpful and led to better designs. So thank you!
by dougcl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 225e and MIDI CCs fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 2296

Re: 225e and MIDI CCs fun!

Hmm, the idea of an updated 225e with wireless connectivity and a USB jack on the breakout panel presents itself.
by dougcl
Wed May 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Richard Lainhart’s Buchla 200e patch
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Richard Lainhart’s Buchla 200e patch

I also looked at that patch and reconsidered the 261e FM input. Here is a track I made from that time. The flute sound is the effect of external FM on the 261e. Full patch description included.
by dougcl
Tue May 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 251e sample and hold issue
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: 251e sample and hold issue

Surprising as it may seem, my 281e’s pulse outputs have no trouble triggering my 251e and it doesn’t freak out. I don’t know if this has to do with manufacture date. Both of my 281e’s were manufactured after 2015. I heard something about early 281e’s outputting higher voltages than more recent mode...
by dougcl
Mon May 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 251e sample and hold issue
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: 251e sample and hold issue

You can't use 281e pulses on the 251e. They freak it out.
by dougcl
Sat May 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 225e Internal Bus Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: 225e Internal Bus Problems

1. How to I change the internal bussing? Mine doesn’t have an sw switch that can be switched to “A” or “B”. There are two switches, so a total of four positions are possible: on/on, on/off, off/on, and off/off. These allow you to select one the four buses. You can press and hold the remote button t...
by dougcl
Tue May 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 261e Problem?
Replies: 30
Views: 1202

Re: Buchla 261e Problem?

This shows out of stock, but something like it might be available.

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https://www.adafruit.com/product/2743
by dougcl
Mon May 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 261e Problem?
Replies: 30
Views: 1202

Re: Buchla 261e Problem?

I have orderd a Silabs and will try to get a firmware reload done. Hope it works. Is it sure, that I don’t need a special cable or adapter to connect the sislab to the 261e? You can see more info about that special connector here. https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=102690 Regard...
by dougcl
Wed May 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 200e power supply - nailing it down
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: 200e power supply - nailing it down

My question is: +15 and -15 are the "official" power rails for 200e modules. But is the +12 supply available also? I'd like to use the +12 to run tube heaters, since it appears to be fed directly from the AC power brick. Then -15v would be fine for the negative supply. Also, can anyone give an idea...
by dougcl
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: FIRMWARE UPDATE TROUBLE (2017)
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: FIRMWARE UPDATE TROUBLE (2017)

Vatican2 wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:39 am
Does anyone know where to get the Code Loader Loader and Code Loader these days?

Here you go.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=122949
by dougcl
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 252e - Thoughts and general use ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1555

Re: Buchla 252e - Thoughts and general use ?

So even at 480bpm I can barely get 16th notes out of this -- I'm obviously missing something? Something else I've run into is that my whole system (200e-24 case) locks up if I let it run long enough. It's a mix of E and non-E but nothing particularly exotic. There's a 250e and 252e, and I did try t...
by dougcl
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Switchcraft Tini-Jax overmolded cables availability?
Replies: 71
Views: 4689

Re: Switchcraft Tini-Jax overmolded cables availability?

I would be in on a group buy too.

I wish BUSA would pick this up. It is sorely needed.
by dougcl
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 251e vs 225e or 218e (midi implementation)
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: 251e vs 225e or 218e (midi implementation)

I was thinking of this thread. https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=133082&hilit=usb+midi "NOTE: You need to have a PresetManager (225e or 206e) in your system for this to work. If you don't have one, modules won't respond to internal I2C MIDI message." That's not true anymore? Oh...
by dougcl
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 251e vs 225e or 218e (midi implementation)
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: 251e vs 225e or 218e (midi implementation)

mutierend wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 am
Don't you need a preset manager for this to work, i.e., 225e or 206e? (Doesn't seem to work with the 282e.)
The firmware card puts MIDI messages on the bus. No interaction with a preset manager.
by dougcl
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Are Buchla Oscillators quantized?
Replies: 28
Views: 2037

Re: Are Buchla Oscillators quantized?

Was wondering if the Buchla oscillators are quantized and how well do they track if controlled by external gear? Yes the 261e and 259e are quantized, but not in the way you want. They jump in roughly 0.5Hz amounts. Regarding 1.2v/oct tracking, since that is probably what you are asking, not so well...
by dougcl
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Bucha 275r - noise culprit found?
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Bucha 275r - noise culprit found?

Maintaining separate grounds in the layout is hard, and many designers either connect them at at least one point or provide jumpers for it. Either way it's a mistake and probably an attempt to solve noise issues caused by the separate grounds. In any case, eliminating N GND won't solve the problem b...
by dougcl
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Bucha 275r - noise culprit found?
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Bucha 275r - noise culprit found?

I suspect the reason some folks have more issues than other is entirely dependent on the other modules in their system - and what else is being fed to NGND. The 266e produces a lot of noise on Q GND and the 275r certainly amplifies it. Removing the 266e reduces the noise. I am not familiar with the...

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