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.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

296e 289 first contact

I just received some new modules this last week 296e and sputnik DDFX (dual defect processor) 289, this patch is the very first one i make with this monster "filter", is a lot more than a filter, and is a patch i've been thinking of for a long time and i think one that it may repeat in a more "finalized" work. The concept is very simple a trigger produced by Pendulum ratchet, sequenced by Morphun, is sent to 285e Frequency Shifter then to 296e, controlled with 222e, and finally to a stereo delay, in this case 289.

Now i'm having a lot of ideas to develop and improve this patch.      

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Adjacent Figures

A piece made with Buchla 200e, 259e is doing the main sequence after going to 291e also sequenced with its own sequencer, the melody is 261e and 262v is adding some "noises". Everyday i feel a deeper live for 223e is such a nice way of playing the synth it makes it feel like normal instrument to me, sometimes you have to stay really focus to program it, as it could take a while….. i really need to touch.

This one is called "Adjacent Figures", sound going straight from the system to DAW. no processing.