Buchla has announced a collaboration with Tiptop Audio on Eurorack versions of classic 200 series modules. A spokesperson told us, "The Buchla analog modular synthesizer has been around since the early 1970s yet very few people ever had a chance to play one or even to see one in person. Today we are excited and proud to inform you that Buchla and Tiptop Audio have joined forces to resume the production of these wonderful rare pieces of gear."
Here's the press release with more details...
Buchla has chosen to partner with Gur Milstein and his Tiptop Audio team to lead a reissue of Don Buchla's legendary 200 Series modular synthesizer system in Eurorack format. The two companies have been working together closely on bringing Don's 70's synthesizer modules back to life while making the previously rare circuits affordable and accessible to the current generation of musicians and artists.
Eric Fox the CEO and co-owner of Buchla says "When the opportunity presented itself to work with such a reputable company as Tiptop Audio to help reimagine the original 200 series in a new form factor, I jumped at the chance. I knew they had the talent and infrastructure to bring eurorack users for the first time ever an ocial and genuine sense of the classic Buchla experience at a price anyone could afford. Gur's enthusiasm and passion towards these designs is very infectious and clearly points to a long and creative partnership for years to come."
Gur Milstein the head designer and CEO of Tiptop Audio states: " I'm excited about the collaboration with Buchla. Working with Eric, Joel and the rest of their team gives us additional access to original documents and knowhow that Don shared with his close colleagues who worked with him in the 70s and recent years before he passed away. These designs require a full understanding of the how and why the circuits should work in order to reach that specific sound and workflow. My team and I are excited to bring Don's work from those early days of synthesis back to life knowing we are doing it as accurately as it can be done. Our goal is to recreate as much of the original 200 series as possible and have the full line available through our dealer network with the full customer support Tiptop has built for over a decade."
The modules will be branded as Buchla & Tiptop Audio, and the series will be called the 200t. Information and prices on each module will become available close to their release dates.
*The corona pandemic is causing severe damage to the supply of electronic parts and is currently delaying parts for the project. However, the current timeline is for the first set of modules to be available by the end of 2021.