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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by ffcal on Yesterday at 09:04:28 PM »
Loren,  I think the Moog unit at my school's studio was made in the late 60s and was similar to the unit Klaus Schulze acquired from Florian Fricke.  I remember the big sound of the oscillators' sawtooths.  Keeping them in tune was a little iffy, though.

Julio,  Never got to play with an original Buchla unit, but saw one up close when the Exploratorium had a Buchla exhibit years back.  I interviewed Morton Subotnick when I was in college for an article that never came out and he was crazy about Buchla gear back then.

Forrest
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on Yesterday at 06:26:29 PM »
Heres the Buchla 259 Complex Waveform Generator from the 200 Series




These are the eurorack complexed oscillators inspired by the original Buchla 259

Make Noise Dual Prismatic Oscillator



The Sputnik Dual Oscillator




The Verbos Complex Oscillator





Endorphines  Furthrrr Generator


This wild and crazy looking oscillator is the closest to the original Buchla 259 in function.

I have had the DPO and currently use the Sputnik.

Here is a link to an overview of the 259 by Todd Barton.....simple videos explaining a complicated oscillator.  I found them very helpful
https://vimeo.com/album/3542094
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on Yesterday at 05:47:49 PM »
Its really great that you 3(Loren, Forrest & Scott) have or at some point had or learned on these amazing machines.  I would love to play a Buchla 100 or 200 or a 200e.  I look for eurorack modules that are inspired by Buchla design.  If you want to play Buchla get Buchla but the price is a big deterrent.  $1600 for a 261e complexed waveform generator (oscillator).

Good to read some of your history with these machines.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by LNerell on Yesterday at 10:52:01 AM »
Not sure what a Moog Mark V is, they called their modulars different names depending on the era they were made. My school had a Moog model 55 with two sequencers, that's what I originally learned on. Then later when I transferred to a different school they had a large Buchla 100 system that I spend a great deal of time on, it was too imitating for most folks. Each had their own thing that made them cool. I loved the touch plates on the Buchla, and the complex sequencers on the Moog.

Yeah the arp sequencer was a great one, I should have kept the two I had at one time. I wish someone would just copy it, most sequencers I have seen just seem to miss what it could do.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by ffcal on May 04, 2016, 01:11:35 PM »
I had access to an ARP 2600 when I was a student, but I had a hard time getting interesting sounds.  I think I was too used to the matrix-pin architecture of the ARP 2500, which really spoiled me.  The Moog Mark V was fun (especially the ribbon controller), but it took me too long to set up patches, and I'd have to dismantle them at the end of each session, so that the next person who had reserved time could start from scratch.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Scott M2 on May 04, 2016, 10:48:46 AM »
A nicely varied array of machines Loren! I used to have strong desires for the ARP sequencer because of the quantizing. My little PAIA sequencer was very tedious to tune up - and the knobs interacted - probably due to me building it.  :o
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by LNerell on May 04, 2016, 10:10:45 AM »
Back in the 1980s I owned both a Moog 15 and an Arp 2600. Here are a couple pictures of them around the time I was making my second album:





I think the only thing I have left from those pictures is that a-frame keyboard stand lol.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on May 04, 2016, 05:45:47 AM »
Alright Julio. I'll take some proper snaps soon. This is a screen grab from Netflix of my system's brief cameo in I Dream Of Wires.  :)

Thats cool that you were part of "I dream of wires".....a movie star in are midst  8).  I have only watched parts of it so I will stream it off netflix.

Your Moog is an early(vintage) Model 15?  I know Moog has reissued the Model 15 and larger systems.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Scott M2 on May 03, 2016, 09:22:55 PM »
Alright Julio. I'll take some proper snaps soon. This is a screen grab from Netflix of my system's brief cameo in I Dream Of Wires.  :)
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on May 03, 2016, 06:34:10 PM »
This seems like an appropriate place to slip this in... I paid over a hundred times more for my Moog Modular System 15.

http://www.keyboardmag.com/gear/1183/listenwatch-moogs-new-model-15-modular-synth-ios-app/57895

Scott you have been holding out on us....Moog Model 15 modular.  That sir is no small potatoes.  Come on, dont you be shy.....post some pictures sir.  Theres no room for modesty here, lets show it all and swoon with desire.  :) :o  :-*
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