Some amazing news here for all the modular synthesis lovers.
While we are waiting new modules for Softube Modular and new blocks for Reaktor Blocks – NI User Library got a great FREE ensemble – Buchla 200 and 200e emulation.
Though it doesn’t follow Blocks specification – it is great recreation of Buchla. If you wanted to try 200 -system but didn’t have $10K – you can get it free for Reaktor.
It was developed by Trevor Gavilan. Here’s how he describes it:
“Most emulations now a days try to replicate original and existing hardware but the reality is that so much things are put into the mix when soldering components and letting electricity do its work that to me the concept might be very very far away from where we are right now. Another factor that plays along is the human interaction with an interface that could easily re-shape our workflow and in the case of a Buchla system that concept comes naturally since many composers and synthesists around the world continue to redefine the way of working through the philosophy that designers like Donald put into their modules and their system’s interface. I believe that’s one of the main reasons a hardware interface will always continue to be the preferred way of working.”
Here’s the main look of the synthesizer – it looks pretty cool:
And all the modulations are happening on a tab B:
I wish somebody would re-release it as the Blocks for Reaktor it would be even cooler!
And what makes this Reaktor Ensemble even better – it comes with Lemur Template for iPad to control everything (except modulation matrix) and with nice Buchla-style colors it gives nice vibe to the whole setup.