Saturday, 1 October 2011

Touch £2.99

I discovered something really good today. Theres an app called touchOSC which is designed to let you build midi controllers for the iPad. The iPad sits between your computer and the midi device, using the computer to build the controller which it connects to with wifi, and it needs bit of hardware to connect to the midi device. I chose a Line6 midiMobilizer because it was only £30. It goes in the usb slot on the iPad and has midi in and out cables. I wanted to recreate a Buchla touch plate scenario, and kind of got about half way there. What I really need is the Buchla 225e midi decoder / preset manager because then I could send out a lot more control data to the modules. I had to make do with just note on / off / pitch and one other CC parameter. Actually the touchOSC software / hardware setup is really easy and intuitive, and I'm going to be doing a lot more work on setting things up, but here is my basic £2.99 version of the Buchla 114 Touch Controlled Voltage Source . (BTW, if there seems to be latency between the iPad and the Buchla, theres not - its youtube's fault)

Friday, 30 September 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Useful Triggers

Heres another Buchla sketch. I'm getting to know this machine a bit more, and it really is quite astonishing. For example this patch has two VCOs and two short sequences interacting together, cross-modulating each other. The timing is coming from the Pendulum/Ratchet module, which loves throwing out complex and very useful triggers

Monday, 26 September 2011

Layer Cake

Heres some Buchla passes, layered up x 3, with a bit of Ace Tone spring: