Attracted by the West-Coast synthesis, I decided to dive deep into its peculiar characteristics; and after reading some documents and discussions found on the internet, I tried to realize a full synth (35HP) called Zefiro (the italian name of the wind from west) with the same building blocks and “philosophy” of the iconic Buchla Music Easel … the result is a bit amateurish (I used simple dsp techniques) but it can still produce interesting sounds and music interactions with other modules.
The “building blocks” are:
- a 5 step CV/trigger sequencer
- two envelope generators (attack-sustain-release and a pulser with only release control)
- a noise generator
- a dual oscillator with AM/FM modulation and wavefolding
- a dual VCA/lo-pass filter stage
- a delay
- an inverter
I just uploaded the source code to the repository, and the module will hopefully appear in the library in a few days.
This is a small minimalistic generative demo: