Monday, 27 May 2013

Buchla 100 Krell Meme

Here is a self-playing patch on the Buchla 100, another Krell meme. The patch is as follows: 158 sin/saw vco into 185 frequency shifter then into 191 filter and then 106 mixer ch1. 160 noise into mixer ch2. 144 sq wave vco into mixer ch3. 140 timing pulse to 130 envelopes which control the 191 filter cutoff and a 110 gate. 140 timing is being randomised by the 165 random voltage generator, which also controls the pitch of the main vcos. The 140 also triggers the 123 sequencer which is controlling the 102 stereo locator and pitches of 144 vco. A second 158 vco is being used to modulate the principal vcos. The 102 stereo output goes to each side of the dual 190 reverb, then to the 175 stereo eq. Interspersed with all this are the very useful 156 cv processors, I think all 3 are used in the patch to limit the randomness and range of the 165, and to invert certain voltages. The whole thing is very tweakable, but in this video I just set it up and left it running


We had a little Wrangler session yesterday - in prep for our tiny gig tonight in Dalston (see flyer)

After our rehearsal we had a beer at the local. Outside the pub on Old Street there is a crazy big bicycle thats been there for months for some reason - street art? Anyway Phil had to climb up on it because it was sunny and he had a beer-rush

Sunday, 26 May 2013


I once posted about the amazing 1982 album by Charanjit Singh that proves he invented acid house music in 1982. See here. Well there is a very hopeful seller on ebay with an original LP copy - wanting $4000 for it!

Mix Up

Why are there no other Mix Sequencers? Its such a cool idea but I don't think there has ever been another one made since ARP's 1050 module, designed in 1970. It mixes and sequences audio and CV-range signals, which means it has a huge range of uses. (In the video its the module with 8 white squares on it, in case you were wondering what I'm going on about.) In this patch I am using it to switch between the other ARP sequencer rows - the more conventional analog sequencer, although its also pretty strange because its got 10 steps to each row. So I am truncating that one using the end-point output facility to loop the sequence at 8. So using the mix sequencer I got a total of 32 steps (I am only using the first 4 channels of the 1050). Does any of this actually make any sense to anyone? If not, just move on - theres probably something else you should be doing anyway