Buchla guru Todd Barton shared this look at the Modal Synthesis Voice from 1979 Modular, a Buchla 4U version of the Mutable Instruments Elements.
Like the original Elements module, the Modal Synthesis Voice is a complete synth voice based on modal synthesis. The modiule simulates a physical object that can be treated like a percussive, bowed, and wind instrument simultaneously. The three outputs of this process are mixed together and routed through a resonant filter bank that simulates various physical phenomena, such as vibrating metal plates, strings, and membranes.
The module features Buchla-compatible audio and CV levels, and external audio inputs for both the exciter and resonator sections.
Pricing and Availability
The MSV is available now for $750 USD.