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I guess the big news is that Buchla Associates has been bought out by Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments - a company formed to put more resources into the Buchla brand and keep on innovating. They promise to extend the range and bring the Buchla to a wider audience (which might mean more affordable). With SM Pro Audio's Danny Olesh on the board, we fully expect to see some major innovation - the man is a bit of a genius when it comes to designing audio gear.
Also announced was the new Buchla Skylab 200E modular system, a more affordable system, which still retains the ability to store patches. This one is small enough to take on a plane - presumably your own private jet, lets not forget that these systems are the cream of modular technology and have a cost to match - around $15k for the Skylab.
The official announcement was covered in one of our other videos from NAMM, but we couldn't resist a bit of Buchla action when we were offered a look at the Buchla Skylab 200E. We look forward to a lot more from Buchla in the future.
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A more affordable Buchia at 15K. Are you joking? Who can afford that in this economy.
31-Jan-12 08:28 AM
$15,000. And yet the usual shit and music-free modular demo duly ensues.
31-Jan-12 05:15 PM
My Grunding shortwave radio makes sounds like that for a tiny fraction of the price
31-Jan-12 05:17 PM
It is not that horribly expensive for a company or a studio. I agree that what we heard was horrible, strange that they allow a demo with those unsellable noises. Still I want one. Must bu used in the dark so you can enjoy the leds and displays
01-Feb-12 05:37 AM
joe: Even a grand Steinway piano sounds horribly in bad hands ...
01-Feb-12 07:47 AM
hspaman, $15,000.00 is very expensive for any studio. I myself know studios do not have money to burn on outrageously pricy analoge synths. For that price you could outfit a couple very large eurorack setups with lots of goodies.
02-Feb-12 02:43 PM
$15k - affordable? I think Buchla are living on a different planet to the rest of us.
04-Feb-12 06:40 PM
Probably good that Don B. sold the company. I think he got out just in the nick of time. Why would anyone even consider that horrendous sounding joke for $15K when you can get a shiny new Mac running AAS Tassman for a fifth of that?
06-Feb-12 07:12 PM
We had a chat with Rebel Technology at the Bells 'n' Whistles, Crackles and Pops event