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Morton Subotnick Buchla Interview

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm

Hey Buchla fans!

The one year anniversary episode of Source Of Uncertainty is out and we somehow got Morton Subotnick to talk to us!!!!! I still can't believe it. Robert Standefer and I also dig into some "old" and new delay modules, the 277r Signal Delay Unit, and the 1979 DSD.

Hope you check it out!

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Post by southphillysynths » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:47 am

Listening now while scrolling through the forum!
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Post by andreasphh » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:33 pm

Very interesting interview, thank you!

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Re: Morton Subotnick Buchla Interview

Post by AlexHeld » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:47 am

Can anyone tell what the 4 Modules are? I did some research and I think its the 225e, 261e, 281e and 292e but Im not sure.
Anyone who can confirm?

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Post by southphillysynths » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:49 am

I will check with friends.

I actually saw him play with that visual artist, got him to sign my silver apples!!! I'm sure one of my friends took a picture of the setup.
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Post by southphillysynths » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:09 pm

This is the picture from the Show... [thanks ritchiedrums!!]

Looks like 3 261es and 225e, but considering what he said on the podcast, I thought he would be using a 230e.

He certainly did make heavy use of a microphone to control sound as mentioned.
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Post by mutierend » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:06 pm

We tried to get him to tell us what modules they were, but I think we weren't clear enough in our question. He was also pretty hungry. :)
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Re: Morton Subotnick Buchla Interview

Post by adamon » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 pm

southphillysynths wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:09 pm
This is the picture from the Show... [thanks ritchiedrums!!]

Looks like 3 261es and 225e, but considering what he said on the podcast, I thought he would be using a 230e.

He certainly did make heavy use of a microphone to control sound as mentioned.
Looks like that’s a 259e plus two 261e plus the 225e :cloud:

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Re: Morton Subotnick Buchla Interview

Post by southphillysynths » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:58 pm

adamon wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 pm
southphillysynths wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:09 pm
This is the picture from the Show... [thanks ritchiedrums!!]

Looks like 3 261es and 225e, but considering what he said on the podcast, I thought he would be using a 230e.

He certainly did make heavy use of a microphone to control sound as mentioned.
Looks like that’s a 259e plus two 261e plus the 225e :cloud:
Ah! Right, I have a ton of panel layouts memorized, I certainly don't have 200e on tap and can't see through those patch cables!

Either way, there you all go! I hope that helps, but seriously must be an insane amount of stuff going on in Ableton.
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Re: Morton Subotnick Buchla Interview

Post by adamon » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:35 pm

southphillysynths wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:58 pm
adamon wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 pm
southphillysynths wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:09 pm
This is the picture from the Show... [thanks ritchiedrums!!]

Looks like 3 261es and 225e, but considering what he said on the podcast, I thought he would be using a 230e.

He certainly did make heavy use of a microphone to control sound as mentioned.
Looks like that’s a 259e plus two 261e plus the 225e :cloud:
Ah! Right, I have a ton of panel layouts memorized, I certainly don't have 200e on tap and can't see through those patch cables!

Either way, there you all go! I hope that helps, but seriously must be an insane amount of stuff going on in Ableton.
Finally got caught up with the episode myself this weekend (I like to savor them :guinness: ). Based on what he mentioned, it sounds to me like he's referring to a 225e + 2x 261e ("the original oscillator") + 292e ("the vca") as the "three main modules".

I think we are also needing a point of clarification regarding the photo that was posted above: was that taken by richiedrums from the show that he saw Subotnick perform live with? If so, we shouldn't be assuming that it has to be the same as what Subotnick was using during the podcast interview. It may have simply been a different setup. All cool stuff either way! :cloud:

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Re: Morton Subotnick Buchla Interview

Post by southphillysynths » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Yes Ritchie and I were at the show and that's what his set up was. this show was with the visual artist mentioned in the podcast.
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Re: Morton Subotnick Buchla Interview

Post by adamon » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:01 pm

Would have loved to have been there myself 8-)

The 225e + 292e seems like a highly under appreciated pairing for a mini system. The gates with all the clock dividers provide more than enough pinging options and all the cv buses can easily outpace a 281e with the right midi sources. Reminds me how I wish the clock could be made to run internally within the 225e for the pulses... poor mans rachet!

Wonder if he’s ever spent any time with Aalto. Could very well be the end of his hardware endeavors... so maybe don’t ask him :tu:

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