Don Buchla

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Donald Buchla is a synthesizer pioneer, born 18 April 1937 in Southgate, California. Buchla formed his electronic music equipment company, Buchla and Associates in 1962 in Berkeley, California and in 1963 was commissioned by avant garde music composers Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender, of the San Francisco Tape Music Center to create an electronic instrument for live performance. His first modular synthesizer, the Buchla Series 100 was completed in 1965, which he began selling in 1966.[1][2]


  1. ^ Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer, by Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, Harvard University Press, 2002, hardcover ISBN 0-674-00889-8, 2004 paperback ISBN 0-674-01617-3
  2. ^ Don Buchla Interview, 16 January 2011 (about Léon Theremin).

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