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Alessandro Cortini lecture/buchla demo

Post by sandyb » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:06 pm

i guess a lot of you will have heard this already. a lecture by Alessandro Cortini where he talks about modular synthesis. The first 20 minutes or so would be a *really* good listen for anyone who is thinking about whether a modular synth is for them. he then fires up his buchla and gives some great demos of what it can do - both of single modules and building up patches. if you have ever suffered from any type of buchla lust i'd avoid listening to this part of the lecture :help:
links to stream/download are here:
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/ ... nstration/

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Post by consumed » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:20 pm

listening now, im at 37:00 part 1
his demo of the oscillator was interesting
it reminded me of a lot of sounds i patch up in the quest for ultimate bass
(2 oscs, FM, wave multiplication with lfo modulation)
except that digital edge sounds just a little different to my ears, esp in higher frequencies
it also sounds 'faster' or more quick to respond to certain modulation or changes

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Post by sandyb » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:25 pm

i found the difference in sound between the two oscillators interesting - i can see why people both didn't like aspects of, and then wanted back, the 259e when it was discontinued. personally i think it's :love:

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Post by consumed » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:27 pm

what the fuck?...just sit down and play with it...just play.
its an instrument. sit down and see if you get anything out of it.
dont think about what it COULD do.

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:37 pm

hehe, I love all the smooth jazz going on (in the background?) - and the sound of people coming and going.

Listening now, 15min in.

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Post by cebec » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:53 pm

in his capable hands, it sounds great! i like the way it sounds in that room, too.
is it just me or does he sound a tad defensive, though? :hihi:

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:59 pm

omg that osc. demo.... wow... shit, someone needs to set up something similar for euro NOW! :love: I guess the closest would be PlanB m30?

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Post by parasitk » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:23 pm

Sounds good. I always enjoy listening to him chat about synths for some reason.

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Post by consumed » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:39 pm

his osc demo inspired me to make a demo.

planB m15 -am input-> modcan vcdo -> fritz 5pulser waveshaper

http://share.ovi.com/media/consumed.sou ... umed.10067

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Post by MrDys » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:59 am

Really really enjoyable. One thing he touched on, which I'd like to hear more about is why a Serge system didn't seem to work for him. I can hazard a few guesses (new Buchlas have many of the niceties of the software world where he started, old (and current) Serges do not...), but it'd be more fun to hear him articulate it.

Also, his Blindoldfreak record just hit Amazon's MP3 store. I'm listening now and I like a lot.

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Post by felix » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:08 am

I listened to this earlier this week sometime (I must have picked up the link from matrixsynth, or somewhere) and of course it had to come out at what seems like the peak of another round of Buchla lust.

The "calibration" of the 227e interface was particularly interesting. There's vactrols everywhere in those Buchlas.

I related a lot to what he was talking about throughout the lecture, particular when he talked about how he how likes working, which of course followed by how the Buchla fits that way of working (which again, didn't help with the Buchla lust).

I fully understand his argument about "just playing the instrument" and not getting caught up in specs/feature bullets. The problem them is that most of us can't just go play one (that goes for other modular formats too). I am going to this weekend though...we'll see what that does for the Buchla lust.
consumed wrote:his osc demo inspired me to make a demo.

planB m15 -am input-> modcan vcdo -> fritz 5pulser waveshaper

http://share.ovi.com/media/consumed.sou ... umed.10067
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Post by amnesia » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:19 am

I own a Buchla 200e and a Serge and whilst I do love he both. The Buchla is less complicated, and more fun to just play with///////BUT the Serge is much deeper in its option of modules.

I should have a 258 in 2 weeks :-) this will give me 3 oscillators 259e which I love, 261e which is mean n veg, 258 is old school.

Allesandro is right when he says you just jump on the Buchla and play with it....I read he Wiki Buchla 200e info and it confused me and scared me off thinking it was going to be really hard to work with, but the reverse is the truth its so easy to play and fun !

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Post by amnesia » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:21 am

felix

i hope you like it...is great fun

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Post by sandyb » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:21 am

consumed wrote:his osc demo inspired me to make a demo.

planB m15 -am input-> modcan vcdo -> fritz 5pulser waveshaper

http://share.ovi.com/media/consumed.sou ... umed.10067


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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:50 am

consumed wrote:his osc demo inspired me to make a demo.

planB m15 -am input-> modcan vcdo -> fritz 5pulser waveshaper

http://share.ovi.com/media/consumed.sou ... umed.10067
brutal.

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:46 pm

Many thanks for this Sandy! Listened to it this morning and spent the rest of the day listening to his Blind Old Freak work - brilliant stuff.
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