Buchla Lightning III Announced

Buchla has introduced a new version of Don Buchla’s Lightning spatial MIDI controllers:

Lightning III features improvements in sensitivity, resolution, accuracy, and response time. Perhaps the biggest difference is in the addition of a third axis of sensitivity. Yes, Lightning now responds in all three directions, adding proximity to the horizontal and vertical dimensions brought to you by Lightning II.

As for appearance, not much change. The triangular remote sensor morphed to a rectangular shape; the control box stayed just about the same, and the wands are virtually identical.

Changes in software are minimal, the primary changes are to accommodate the third axis. The price is unchanged, remaining at $1995.

In the video above, Dr. Richard Scott “is suddenly attacked by a swarm of electronic mosquitos.” Fortunately, he had his Lightning MIDI controllers to wave them away.

via Matrix


2 thoughts on “Buchla Lightning III Announced

  1. A retarded kid with bugs flying around his head, or the Buchla Lightning III? YOU BE THE JUDGE!

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  2. Vorrei Ricevere il Lightning III per Dimostrazioni e Concerti in tutto il Mondo. Il Mio Cell. รจ 39 338 4134498 E.Mail: logicmusic_studios@yahoo.com Vi Ringrazio. Ho conosciuto Alzek Misheff e mi conosce ed abbiamo effettuato un Live insieme , lui con il Lightning ed io con i miei Synthesizer.
    grazie michele Ferro Electronic Synthesist in Arte Mycol Synthesist

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