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Buchla 259e

Twisted Waveform Generator

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Buchla 259e
Buchla 259e
1 599.00 street price

Buchla 259e is a system of two oscillators: a complex waveform generator and a modulation generator.

The Principal Oscillator can produce signals within nine octaves. Two wavetables are used to construct the signals. Voices can be selected from banks: 1-5 simple waves (sine, square and other basic waveforms), noise. It is possible to select two waves and adjust the mix by the "morph" knob. The "WARP" function is the digital effect of wave distortion. The parameters "morph" and "WARP" can be controlled via CV signals.

The modulation generator can produce a triangular, square or sawtooth wave. The frequency range switches between Low (0.25 - 64Hz) and High (27.5 - 7040Hz), and there is also a "pitch track" function that synchronizes the frequency with the principal oscillator. A modulation generator can control one or more parameters of the principal oscillator, for example, the frequency (pitch) or morph.

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage Design/ Form Factor
Sound Module 
Modular Format Buchla
Type of Sound Module
Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) 
Wavetable Oscillator 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Wavetable
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Audio out
Weight0.7 kg
Case/ body
Production start2004

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Buchla 261e
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  Complex Waveform Generator   1 599.00 U.S.Dollars

261e module generates sound by interaction of the two generators (principal and modulation). Principal oscillator generates a sine wave within the range from 27.5 to 7040 Hz. The base wave can be transformed into a more complex one with the help of a...