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.
- The Art of Electronic Music by Tom Darter, William Morrow & Company, 1984, ISBN 0-688-03105-6, p.75-83
- Analog Days by Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, Harvard University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-674-01617-3, p.32-52
- Wikipedia:Don Buchla
- Morton Subotnick Interview, 25 Feb 1992
- Don Buchla interview, Polyphony, 0805, August 1983
- Don Buchla - How Complicated Could a Metronome Be?, Berkeley Center for New Media, 10 March 2014, (archived)
- The Horizons of Instrument Design: A Conversation with Don Buchla by Jim Aikin, Keyboard, 29 Nov 2017, (archived)