“Finally, I’ve reached the 70s (again!).
5 oscillators, 2 as an octave for “melody”, in between 3 harmonic tones. I’ve written a 5 octave harmonization of 12 tones, every octave different – done with Max/MSP.
For a slight detune I used a wrong calibration curve with one of the two melody oscillators.”
“In a nutshell, it is a configurable controller. You tell each key what to do. It is hugely flexible. Each key can send on any mixture of MIDI channels. Each can send note on/off data and a huge range of user configurable controller data. Keys can be conditional in reaction to each other in a manner summarized as “don’t do this unless that has happened first on Key 13” or
“I’m always intrigued by a good story. How about “from early music player to Buchla master”? Todd Barton’s story is as good as his mucis – which is damned good. His use of serious electronic music gear to create focused worked is quite unique, and it is reflected in the way that the music sounds awesome regardless of the technology used to create it.
We talked with synth guru and historian Marc Doty at the NAMM Show about the future of Buchla. Doty is best known for his work with The Bob Moog Foundation and his Youtube synth demos, but is now working as product specialist and historian for Buchla U.S.A. … Read More Marc Doty On The Future Of Buchla