Buchla 208 Envelope Follower drum solo 1979 DAO & SMP

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Buchla 208 Envelope Follower drum solo 1979 DAO & SMP

Post by ritchiedrums » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:37 pm

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Two reasons for this post:

1) 1979 Buchla modules are a perfect sonic addition to any system!

2) The 208 Envelope Follower doesn't get mentioned often:
it is a bit tricky to get the levels set for useful tracking.
Once it is set very cool things happen.

This is a drum solo I recorded over the summer into the 208.
Top of the 1979 DAO with 281h LFO into color & timbre is going into 1 LPG
with a 281h envelope, mixed with the 208 output.
Everything into SMP recorded stereo

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Post by lumin » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:49 pm

Interesting usage.
I love using the envelope follower in a similar fashion but use sampled drum loops or my congas. Gating LPG 2 can bring out some nice things rhythmically.

Question. What is the SMP doing? I see you are freezing it with a pulse, but maybe with the raw audio of the drum solo playing on top, I am unable to decipher how it is affecting your patch. Thanks!

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Post by Biom » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:10 am

Thank you for taking the time to record this patch!
Very inspiring!
I also join lumin in asking the same question about the SMP

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Post by ritchiedrums » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:37 am

Here is just the Buchla.

also drums are coming through LPG2 in the middle section....
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Re: Buchla 208 Envelope Follower drum solo 1979 DAO & SM

Post by @green » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:02 am

ritchiedrums wrote: 1979 Buchla modules are a perfect sonic addition to any system!
couldn't agree more. every day I can't help but want to send Wes a thank you email. It may sound weird (bracing myeself), but I feel like these make more sense in Buchla than they do in Euro. I get why they were released in Euro by mutable, bigger market, yada, yada. They are perfect for my sound as well and I am happy that they exist. They will not be a fad for me. two braids, one space = live improv small system necessity.

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Re: Buchla 208 Envelope Follower drum solo 1979 DAO & SM

Post by Biom » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:43 am

@green wrote:I feel like these make more sense in Buchla than they do in Euro.
This is true for every good euro module, being used in 4u

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Re: Buchla 208 Envelope Follower drum solo 1979 DAO & SM

Post by @green » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:39 am

Biom wrote:
@green wrote:I feel like these make more sense in Buchla than they do in Euro.
This is true for every good euro module, being used in 4u
:hihi:

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Post by sempervirent » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:01 pm

@green wrote:couldn't agree more. every day I can't help but want to send Wes a thank you email.
Nice, thanks a lot. And thanks to you and @ritchiedrums for posting your videos, very cool to see how people are using the modules.
@green wrote:It may sound weird (bracing myeself), but I feel like these make more sense in Buchla than they do in Euro. I get why they were released in Euro by mutable, bigger market, yada, yada.
Interestingly enough, your comment reminds me of an interview with Mutable from 2015 where a preference for larger panel sizes and banana jacks was stated:

"Interestingly, I am not so happy with the technical aspects of the Eurorack format itself – I would have preferred slightly larger panels, banana jacks, standardized panel sizes (half, single, double width… say 8, 16 and 32 HP), an internal 3.3V supply… Closer to the Kilpatrick format."

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Re: Buchla 208 Envelope Follower drum solo 1979 DAO & SM

Post by @green » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:04 pm

sempervirent wrote: Interestingly enough, your comment reminds me of an interview with Mutable from 2015 where a preference for larger panel sizes and banana jacks was stated
Thanks for posting this article. It is interesting that we probably would have enjoyed designing his interfaces for buchla more. I was thinking that the territory he explores might be super exciting to Buchla users. A Resonator, Contact Mic as a module, Modal Synthesis, the types of algorithms he focuses on for his macro oscillators, the stages module!, etc. All seem right at home amongst the existing buchla classics.

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Post by ritchiedrums » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:07 am

and for those of you that might like seeing drums :mrgreen:

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