Friday, December 12, 2014

Sketch 03a

A 3rd sketch, this is one uses envelopes form 296e to modulate parameters on the Make Noise Echophone, wish is really a great eurorack module. This has been one of my first Quad explorations using obviously 4 monitors and the unparalleled Buchla 227e.

Now mixing this kind of tracks is something beyond my mixing skills, So, ones again, something to learn, this is one of the things i love about Electroacustic music is always challenging me.

Have fun

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sketch 02d

Ok. a second sketch recorded some time ago, but as i said there were more Sketches on there way, here it is.

Sketch 02, patching a Buchla synthesizer is a real pleasure, you can see here the 296e, processing a pulse produced by Pendulum Ratchet and transformed into audio signal with a banana to mini jack converter, 296e is being controlled with MIDI cc sending control change messages from Ableton Live via 225e.  

Monday, July 7, 2014


Last week listening to some Todd Barton's music i thought i should record a group of short pieces trying to focus on three or two  different sounds trying to avoid the use of external effects or loopers, some kind of studies, i should add here that almost every thing i patch in my Buchla 200e is in some way a study, an experiment, but always trying to be as musical and expressive as possible.

This Sketch nÂș1 is a little far from my initial intentions, as it is too long, but i think i obtained some nice sounds.

More Sketches on there way.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

And Suddenly.... Sound

This is an exploration / improvisation on the Buchla 200e based on 296e feeder with a sound generated by 259e oscillator, it was really funny to make this one.

And suddenly….. sound

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Refracted Light 02

Second refraction, this is a world to discover, having the level of sound and control Buchla 200e offers and adding the sound processing possibilities of computers is maybe an entire universe to discover.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Refracted Light 01

I love Buchla 200e's sound and in general sound of modular and analog synths, but i also love the enormous possibilities that computers give to an electronic musician. Virtual effects are great, but i specially like the world of Max 6, because it needs, apart from technical knowledge, creation and imagination and its always a challenge to me to create something musical and functional with it.

This series are an exploration of sound created with the Buchla 200e, processed by the computer and then returned and processed again with the synth, some kind of refracted sound.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

222e Exploration

T-ion is the name of this little improvisation/exploration, in this piece all the parts of the patch are controlled with the Multi-dimensional Kinesthetic input port model 222e which is in my opinion the best synthesizer controller ever made, is just the best expression of Don Buchla's  concept of the synthesizer more than as a noises or sound machine as a musical instrument.

This pair of modules provide control of all the sections in a patch and allows that "human touch" music needs, this plus the "Preset manager" opens the door to enormuos possibilities and demands creativity and, as i understand it, a vision or an idea, from the musician, of which way wants he or she that music takes.

The Patch, at least what i can remember:

- R is sending pulse to 281e to open 292e here goes 261e but first goes to FS 285e then goes to Sputnik 289 doing Reverb.
- R is modulating Timbre, symmetry and High order via 256e.
- Y is coming out "arpegiation" section of 223e pulse goes straight to 292e in combo mode and Location in Y  modulates tempo. This o/c goes to a track in Live with a custom granulator M4L device, which i control via MIDI.
- V, W and X control  control the sound for a 259e that goes to 296e, Location controls MORPH.
- Finally, but in the begging 261e is controlled by 250e, which is activated with D modulating Modulation Index.
Hope this makes sense.