Buchla and Associates - EMusician

Buchla and Associates

INSTRUMENTS FROM 1963 TO 1987
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1963
Series 100 Electronic Music System

A discrete modular analog instrument, originally designed for the San Francisco Tape Music Center

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1970
Series 200 Electric Music Box

This analog system packs a great amount of functionality into each module

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1971-72
Series 500

Containing a microcomputer, this is Buchla's first digitally controlled analog synthesizer

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1972
Music Easel

An analog instrument designed for “real-time instrument composition and performance”

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1973
Series 300

A hybrid instrument that uses a microcomputer to establish connections and control Series 200 modules

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1978
Touché

Sporting a conventional keyboard, this 8-voice hybrid instrument offers wave synthesis, with 24 digital oscillators controlled by a 16-bit computer

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1978-79
Sili-Con Cello

An analog system designed to respond to a variety of performance gestures from acoustic instruments

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1982
Buchla 400

A 6-voice integrated system that includes a score editor

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1987
Buchla 700

The company's first MIDI instrument is an analog-digital hybrid system with a waveshape editor to create and modify waveshape tables