Buchla 2-5-7 Play by Todd Barton

“A brief and playful exploration of a recent Buchla 100 patch which triggers 3 sequences of 2, 5 and 7 pulses over which there is a little melodic improv. All done as a single pass in real time. . . .”

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An Homage to Don Buchla From a Musician’s Perspective via Todd Barton

“Don Buchla’s love of music and engineering is legend. Countless engineers, designers, scientists, and synthesizer builders have spoken of Don’s design genius.

I, as a composer/performer, would like to offer my perspective on Don’s musical genius. It seems to me that he has imbued his instruments with musicality. The deeper I delve into his modules the more an innate sense of this musicality

Easel Painting

Published on Dec 13, 2014 Todd Barton

“First, please excuse the raunchy flip cam audio. Second, I’m always amazed at how many different timbre and sounds can come from a Buchla Music Easel with no patching! (the patch cords you see in the video do not effect the sound). Love painting with sliders and knobs.”

Moog Space

Published on Dec 12, 2014 Ebotronix

Moog Freqbox²² chords, Prodigy² arp, Taurus2 bass, Voyager
B Murf, CP251 ,MP 201, VX351
Buchla System #1
Kenton Pro 2000 Poly Mode for freqs , Pro Solo, Pro Solo mk 2
Rane SM 26
Rocktron Rack Interface
Roland GI 20
Yamaha KX 25, MCS 2
Mackie “the mixer”
Korg Micro X arp source for Prodigy’s
FX: Akai MFC 42,Boss SL 20, VF 1
Lexicon MPX 100,MX 400, PCM 80 /90

Rhythmic Buchla Patch Dec 2014

Published on Dec 10, 2014 djangosfire

“Just finished building a DIY 258j – patched up a quick rhythmic patch in my Buchla 200e.

Modules used:

266e, 227e, 261e, 256e, 281e, 292e, 218e & 258j

The semi repeating, cyclic sequence created via 261e mod Osc into the 266e with a 281e used as a clock pulse,

Thanks for listening!

– Djangosfire”

Moog Gold

Published on Dec 10, 2014 Ebotronix

Moog 4x Freqbox (chords), Prodigy, Taurus2(bass), Voyager,
B Murf, CP251 ,MP 201, VX351
Buchla 281e (Kenton Pro 2000 gate),292e (LPG for freqboxes)
Kenton Pro 2000 (Poly Mode 4 Freqs ), Pro Solo, Pro Solo mk 2
Rane SM 26
Rocktron Rack Interface
Yamaha KX 25, MCS 2
Mackie “the mixer”
FX: Akai MFC 42, Lexicon MPX 100, PCM 90, TC M one XL
Ultrabeat drum
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Resonant Lowpass Gate Demo w/ slow Vactrol (MOTM)

Published on Dec 8, 2014 alternatingbitmusic

“After drooling over the sound of djthomaswhite’s Buchla Lowpass Gate 292 Clone (link below) I had this LPG modified with a slow vactrol as well and thought I’d demonstrate how cool it sounds.
Inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Wu9NlI2qE” [previously posted here]

Quadraphonic: Space as Metaphor – Final Perfomances with Bruce Bayard, Todd Barton & Jason Loeffler

Photos by Brian Comnes

Pictured: Bruce Bayard, Todd Barton [with a MATRIXSYNTH T-shirt!] & Jason Loeffler

Below are the final performances for the “Quadraphonic: Space as Metaphor” concert series featuring Bruce Bayard, Todd Barton & Jason Loeffler all on the Buchla Music Easel. You’ll find videos along with SoundCloud embeds for each performance. The concert was part of a series at the