WNAMM12: Buchla Gets New Lease of Life

Buchla bought by MV ProAudio - Don on Camera      27/01/12

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Interesting news at Namm - legendary long-standing synth innovator Don Buchla has sold his company to MV ProAudio, forming a new company; Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments.

We got a summary from MV ProAudio President Michael Morans, with a rare appearance on camera from the elusive Don Buchla himself.




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Peter K.    Said...

This is potentially very cool. It'd be nice to see some mainstream instruments with that unique Buchla vibe to them.

27-Jan-12 10:15 AM

The Guvnor    Said...

Don didn't look too happy with this. They kinda kicked him out of the video real quick, didn't they?

Interesting that there will be more accessible price points though. Looking forward to that.

27-Jan-12 11:18 AM

Nick B    Said...

I wouldnt say they kicked him out, it was kinda the opposite, they had to drag him in, Don is not keen on being on camera, we were lucky to get even that!

27-Jan-12 11:47 AM

Atomic Shadow    Said...

A Sound Easel that I could afford to buy. That would be outstanding!

27-Jan-12 01:06 PM

The Guvnor    Said...

Thats good to hear, Nick. I'd hate a legend like Don being treated badly, even though I can't afford his modular systems.

27-Jan-12 03:03 PM

Synth_Fan    Said...

Current Buchla systems (including their controller) are absolutely outstanding; but prohibitively expensive for all but the wealthiest. Let's hope this means that Buchla systems will see a new future with smarter, even more modular and cheaper configurations so that many more can afford them.

29-Jan-12 04:58 AM

juicy audio    Said...

Here, Don Buchla looks like a cross between a 70's period dick van dyke and charlton heston..

On a more serious and relevant note, BUCHLA modulars are "heavy", in every sense of the word. Hopefully they'll now be a bit more accessible to all of us, in terms of price and also ultimate ease of use and integration.

29-Jan-12 12:37 PM

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