Buchla 700 Preservation Page

Buchla 700 Preservation Page

Buchla 700 Preservation Page

Buchla 700 Preservation Page

This page is devoted to information about the Buchla 700. (I do not own,
nor have I ever owned, a Buchla 700; nor have I have ever even seen one
in person. I’m just fascinated by them. I did bid on one once on e-bay,
but I dropped out when the bid went over $5K.)

Resources

  • Source
    code for the Buchla 700
    , courtesy Lynx Crowe, provided for noncommercial
    personal and educational use.
    This code is provided as-is with no guarantees of completeness or correctness;
    it’s a compilation of various bits of relevant code that Lynx found going
    through his archives.
    If you want to delve into this, you are “on your own.”
    Development was done with an Alcyon C compiler on an
    Atari 1040ST, although it should be feasible to find a modern compiler that
    will handle this code.
    Knowledgeable people with time on their hands could potentially
    do all sorts of neat things
    with this, such as (a) create some sort of hardware/software
    upgrade to the 700 that would allow users
    to bypass the trouble-prone and difficult-to-find video chip, (b) add features
    to and fix bugs in the software, and (c) create
    a softsynth rendition of the 700. It’s also a fantastic chance to look at
    the design of a synth OS by one of the pioneers in the field. Please
    give Lynx and Don
    proper acknowledgement on anything you do with this.
  • Intel 82716VSDD datasheet,
    MHS 82716VSDD datasheet (from
    the Buchla 700 Yahoo! Group) – replicating the 82716 using
    an FPGA is theoretically possible, and a potentially
    interesting project, although it would probably be quite difficult.

Links


Last modified 8/16/08
Maintained by Aaron
Lanterman


lanterma@ece.gatech.edu