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The Power of 2U of Buchla - Experiments
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Author The Power of 2U of Buchla - Experiments
Precarious
Bought my first Buchla less than a month ago. Been blown away by how much I can do with only 2U of modules; 261e, 281h, 292h.

Having fun seeing how complex things can get using only these modules without outside control.

Here are a few experiments I recorded. All recorded into Ableton as two tracks. Compression, pan and reverb added in Ableton.

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Love the organic quality obtained by cross modulating elements.

Two voices from the same oscillator, one sine wave, the other shaped. Each of the two function generators controls the dynamics of each voice, with cross modulation between them and another oscillator in LFO mode used to create the odd syncopations. Master clock is function A in cycle mode with function B modulating attack time of A, and vice versa. Function B is also effecting the pitch of both oscillators. Crazy how it all kind of works out.

BUCHLIDIAN OPERA
Precarious
Sloppy 4/4 Swing
Precarious
The combination of oscillators in 261e is so smartly designed. Love using the pure sine and shaped wave as separate elements.

Razz Beat
Precarious
Needless to say, amazing textures from so few elements...

DRONE
Precarious
In this one I use Zetaohm FLXS1 eurorack sequencer for pitch and gate using 225h for conversion. Wanted to try out using both function generators for dynamics without also depending on them for rhythm/clock. The conversion works surprisingly well.

DYNAMICS
Peake
Lovely, crunchy sounds, especially enjoyed Drone and Dynamics.
Knarzwaltz
It's peanut butter jelly time!

Did you get those tini-jax cables with the system from BEMI?
Robert McLeod
You have sure been busy! Lovely work, thank you thumbs up
Precarious
Knarzwaltz wrote:

Did you get those tini-jax cables with the system from BEMI?


I bought the system used on ebay and it came with 4 tini-jax cables. Don't know where they came from originally. Wish I did. They're nice.
Precarious
Been sick all week. Something happened to really piss me off today.
Transmuting disappointment into music.

This may be the most musical experiment so far.

SALLOW


This patch takes advantage of the fact that modulation of a hard synced
Buchla oscillator will cause it to shift pitch in steps equivalent to the
pentatonic scale. Instead of smooth changes in pitch it quantizes to a
usable musical scale.

More on that here:
https://youtu.be/MZ0rcYzzQ0o

So I simply used one of the function generators (as LFO) to modulate the
pitch of 261e Mod OSC while hard synced to the Principal OSC, which I
tuned to interact melodically. Also added frequency modulation from Mod
OSC into Principal OSC, Principal OSC back into Mod OSC, and Mod OSC
modulating amplitude of Principal OSC to cause additional pitch changes.

The odd timing is the result of both function generators free running as
independent LFOs. The slower of the two is dictating the pitch as well as
changing the wave shape of the Mod OSC which is producing the bass
sound. This and attack of the slow one modulated by the output of the
other serves to trick the ear into tying the two together.
island
we're not worthy just played brilliant, make my day!
thanks for sharing. thumbs up
Precarious
island wrote:
we're not worthy just played brilliant, make my day!
thanks for sharing. thumbs up


Thank you! So much fun to be had.
mirf59
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Great stuff. BTW, in my experience, from what I've seen, Oxix52 remains the master and getting an absolute shitload out of a 261e all at once. You might want to check out some of his early videos for additional ideas.

Happy wiggling!

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Precarious
mirf59 wrote:
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Great stuff. BTW, in my experience, from what I've seen, Oxix52 remains the master and getting an absolute shitload out of a 261e all at once. You might want to check out some of his early videos for additional ideas.

Happy wiggling!

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Awesome! Will definitely be looking into that. Thanks!
Precarious
Another patch using the same hard sync technique.

Noisy Ditty
jvt
Lovely stuff! A plethora of creativity at play throughout. applause
vgermuse
Cool explorations! Less is certainly more in the Buchla paradigm! Guinness ftw!
jido_genshi
This is all really great stuff! Thanks for sharing and introducing yourself on my YouTube channel!
Fuzz
These videos are great! Thanks for sharing.
nucleons
ya i like this all very much, great for a smaller sizing and setting
InnnerSight
This is an inspiring post. I love what can be produced when people are constrained. I look forward to further adventures.
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