Patch and Tell-(mostly) Buchla related patching techniques

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Patch and Tell-(mostly) Buchla related patching techniques

Post by @green » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:12 am

Buchla inspired modular synthesizer system to demonstrate making a randomly generated pseudo sequence using the 266r Source of Uncertainty Buchla clone, 280r Quad Envelope Generator Buchla clone, 1979 modular Dual Algorithmic Oscillator DAO, and 292c Quad Lopass Gate Buchla clone. The DAO is a dual version of the masterful Émilie Gillet's Mutable Instruments Braids. The new dual interface design and electrical engineering to assure Buchla system compatibility was performed by 1979 modular. The HARM and TOY* Algorithms are featured in this patch. The varied pitches as well as the animation of the DAO's parameters are being generated at random by the Source of Uncertainty. The 292c Quad Lopass Gate is used as a dual VCA in this instance and is being animated by the 280r Quad Envelope Generator. This is a modular synthesizer tutorial and demonstration that focuses on the Buchla modular synthesizer system.

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Post by @green » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:13 am

Another, this time using the 266r Source of Uncertainty to generate a random beat and melodic line driven by a central clocked pulse from the 280r Quad Envelope Generator. The cloned 292c Quad Low Pass Gate is used mainly as a mixer and VCA. The 1979 Dual Algorithmic Oscillator DAO provides both kick and snare sounds that are inspired by the Roland TR-808 classic drum machine. The 1979 Digital Resonator provides a melodic bass line. All sounds are generated randomly by the 266r Source of Uncertainty so the result is a randomly generated 4 track sequence that has many of its parameters automated.

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Post by @green » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:07 pm

we explore the newly acquired OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer by Onde Magnétique designed by Scott Campbell out of Louisiana. This is a brief noodling and basic explanation of its features using audio that was recorded ahead of time using a Tascam Porta 02 mkII. The audio on the tape loop consists mainly of sound recorded from the Buchla Music Easel. You can see the associated Buchla 218e Touch Activated Voltage Source in the upper portion of the video. The delay you hear is the 4MS Dual Looping Delay. The LFO or Low Frequency Oscillator mentioned, that is control voltage animating the pitch of the OM-1, is coming from the Koma Elektronik Field Kit. Altogether, this ensemble produces tones that remind me of some of the recordings I've heard made by BBC's Radiophonic Workshop who were pioneers in early electronic music and composed music using test equipment and spliced together magnetic tape loops.

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Post by gaslampmusehog » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:52 pm

Been enjoying this series! Please keep it up.

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Post by @green » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:52 am

gaslampmusehog wrote:Been enjoying this series! Please keep it up.
thanks for checking it out. these are just a window into the processes I use in my group The Galaxy Electric. We do a live modular improv on FB daily and do a live meditative buchla drone performance every Sunday on FB and Instagram. come hang out with us!

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