The Buchla 250e: When testing turns into music-making...

Published on Mar 3, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"As many of you might know, I work for Buchla now. Part of my job is to test modules. As a synthesist and composer, my testing procedure can occasionally take on a shape that is a little more creative than practical (but always effective, of course!).

In the midst of testing this 250e, I discovered that my somewhat-random initial knob twists to test

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow by Kreisferkeer Flaake

"On February 25, 2018, Kreisferkeer Flaake played an improvisation concert at the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn for the opening of Florian Auer's art exhibition “Yesterday you said tomorrow”. Here’s the concert in full length."

The Ever Deepening Well of Sorrow & Loss // Monome Arc + Buchla Music Easel

Published on Mar 1, 2018 Genshi Media Group

"This started out as a test of the Monome Arc/Ansible module sequencing the two Oscillators of the Buchla Music Easel (via my custom made Eurorack to Buchla convertor module from Synovatron) while also sequencing Mutable Instruments Rings and Intellijel Plonk... it then turned into a pretty, but sad little tune. Additional background sounds/voices


Published on Feb 24, 2018 Oxix52

"I recently acquired a few vintage vinyl records of Morton Subotnick and was intrigued by the notation on the back of Silver Apples of the Moon. I experimented with 5 of the lines from this notation using the 251e and 250e for the sequences and the 252e for some triggering. I used the principal and modulation oscillators from the 261e and 259 as well as one

Todd Barton, Live at Modular 8, February 11, 2018

Published on Feb 23, 2018 Modular8

"Todd performing an amazing set with his minimally patched (naked) Buchla Music Easel at our First Anniversary Party! Thank you Todd!"

Line-in audio slowly begin to fade in at around 1:08.

Album Heart Murmur by Kai Niggemann - Split Tape with Buchla 200e & Mini Buchla 200e DIY-Papercraft

Heart Murmur by Kai Niggemann

Kai Niggemann wrote in to let us know he has a new release on Bandcamp, titled Album Heart Murmur. You can find the embed above. There is a 10" vinyl version that comes with a little Buchla 200e papercraft pictured below. For MATRIXSYNTH readers, Kai is also offering the papercraft for free, or rather just the cost of shipping. If you'd like one you can PayPal

Comb-Filter big time

Comb-Filter big time from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

testing comb-filters ... - very impressed by the BEAP comb filter (Gen~), implemented from the algorithm given in "Digital Sound Generation 2" from ICST Zurich by (the fabulous) Peter McCulloch in 2012.

buchla 200 lullaby.

Published on Feb 23, 2018 Alessandro Cortini


Buchla - played in tune

Buchla - played in tune from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"For this video I used the half of a 158, 258r and 291 running into a 292 and 227e. Other hardware: RISE (single) to Max to Expert Sleepers ES-40 and ESX-8CV. Envelope Generator (Max) controls the 292, (Yamaha FC9) Expression- and Sustain-Pedal are connected via ADDAC Floor Control (no Max)."

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