Friday, 9 September 2011

Toy Shopping

Theres a new interview with JF here, below is the text. And here are our new promopix




Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Hackney Planning Failure

I saw this on the way in today. I am usually really up for modern houses, but there is something just weird about this planning scheme

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Big Serge, Small Buchla



Here is a video of a self playing patch made on my beloved Serge along with the smallest Buchla system in the whole world. I played with the dimmer switches

First Steps

Ok, so this is why my blog has gone all Buchla of late: I have bought my first Buchla module and I am planning to get a few more. I am starting off small with just 5 modules, and I might even go out to Berkley next week to pick them up from Don! I spoke to him a few times during the week and have done the deal, and he's holding them for me. I'm also getting a Buchla-format Pendulum / Ratchet made by Chris Muir from Eardrill. So below are my first experiments with the 261e Complex Waveform Generator

The first one is me tweaking the controls on the 261e, while the Moog system is doing everything else. It was weird putting the Buchla osc through the Moog 904A. The second patch is similar, and looking at it on the scope you can see the wonderful percussive envelopes being created by the Cynthia Quad Low-Pass Gate (Moog-format). The third is a night view





Where Is The Power Switch?

I just found this document on the internets. Its a user manual for the Buchla 300 series synthesiser that was (is?) at the University of Victoria in Canada



Buchla Manual