Sunday, 22 September 2019

Ciani in the Car

Heard this on the radio yesterday. Not often the word BUCHLA comes up when I'm listening in the car to a random program. I'm putting it up here for posterity

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Moogway Shift

A patch on the Moog 3C which uses the sequencers and sequential switches to change melodic patterns. Delay and reverb from the Buchla 200

Friday, 20 September 2019

Spectral Needs

Purity of Buchla. Nothing else in this one - I set up 7 envelopes on the 200 series, being triggered by 7 trigger outs on the 100 series sequencer. The envelopes control 7 bands on the 296 Spectral Processor, giving it a sort of polyphonic note sequence, the source being a mixture of oscillators and noise. This mono signal was then sent to the Dodeca reverb and the 277 delay unit for stereofication. Oh yes, and I also got a new go-pro camera that I bought at a car boot sale for £10

Friday, 13 September 2019

Be Moog

I managed to get the Buchla MARF to play nicely with the Moog Modular. It took a bit of wrangling, mainly by processing the CV out of the MARF to go from 1.2v per octave to the 1v that the Moog needs. I know that it is possible to set the MARF to 1 volt per octave from the back of the unit with some tiny switches, but I would normally be using it with other Buchla modules so I did the voltage scaling with a Moog mixer instead, then used the Dotcom Quantizer. Hopefully you can work out the patch from the video

Word of the Week #84

Sunday, 8 September 2019


Just messing about with some percussive patterns on the ARP2500, for the new John Foxx & The Maths album

Mojo Mag

Speaking of Mojo - John Foxx and the Maths are featured in this months issue of the magazine. (Oh, I took that picture of Foxxy and Robin!)

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Mojo Working

Check out the awesome Chord Electronics MOJO mini amp / audio interface. It sounds totally amazing. Say goodbye to horrible low quality, low level audio from your devices! Plus its got big round glowing buttons on it

Thursday, 5 September 2019


Here is a multi-modular patch, whereby I use the Buchla 200 MARF to control the EMS VCS3

This is possible because I modified the VCS3 Jones cable to be able to send and receive CV and gate signals

I’m also using the Roland 100M to add some filter modulation on the VCS3 via the pin matrix

The last bit of the patch is sending some triggered bursts of sound from the output of the VCS3 into the Buchla 200 delay and bandpass filters, which are being modulated by the MARF as well

Foxx Head

More work this week on the new JF&TM album with Foxxy. Things are coming to a head

(Sketch by JF)