Buchla 700 Launch fun (no music)

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Buchla 700 Launch fun (no music)

Post by nohsodesu » Fri May 31, 2019 6:56 pm

Clearing out my office and came across some old Buchla 700 documents and such. Thought, with the occasional interest here about this instrument, you might enjoy seeing this.

Actually, I have a stack of things - books, cds, etc. Still trying to figure out how to move them out but that is another story.
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Post by vgermuse » Fri May 31, 2019 7:24 pm

This is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing :party:

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Post by ryangaston » Fri May 31, 2019 8:10 pm

Wowowow, amazing and hilarious :lol:

The 700 is one of the only Buchla instruments I can’t seem to find any original documentation about. If you have any other brochures/manuals/etc I know I personally would love to see them!

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Post by LVU » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:32 am

Wow, this is hilarious.

I wonder what the "Maiden Voyage Ports Of Call" means, are this maybe preorders?
There is this story that a late Buchla with a computer screen to set it up, is one of the very few if not the only Buchla that made it to Switzerland during the pre-200e years. Apparently the owner handed it down to his apprentice (it wasn't a music related business), which at the some point struggled with mental health issues and so the Buchla probably ended up in the garbage. :sadbanana:
So with Port: Zurich, this would make sense.
Buchla myths.

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Post by nohsodesu » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:04 am

I think your assumption may be mostly correct.
I can vouch for at least one of those ports.

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Post by Peake » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:42 pm

Awesome, thanks!
This is not the place I'd imagined it to be.

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Post by ryangaston » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:23 pm

The date of the "grand launching" is the date of the KPFA broadcast, and of course the sake factory is where the event took place:


The "wireless frequency" stated is the KPFA frequency—still curious about the "ports of call," could be rebroadcast areas?

Would be cool to know, perhaps there were indeed places where instruments were destined to go as LVU suggested.
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