Buchla Model 296t Programable Spectral Processor Preorders Now Open


Tiptop Audio today announced the availability of the Model 296t Programable Spectral Processor, a Euro format version of Don Buchla’s original mega module.

Here’s what they have to say about the module:

“The 296 was first introduced in 1978 and very few were ever made. Making a module of such complexity at a time when electronic schematics were drawn with pencils, with 48 filters that were most likely hand-calculated is just incredible.

The 70’s were a great era of exploration and proof of audio electronics scientific theories, but for Don Buchla it seems like it was always something beyond theory.

The 296 might at first look like an equalizer, but Don had totally different ideas for it. He managed to pack into it a 16-band analog modular spectral processor, a cros- band vocoder, plus a massive amount of patch points to work with his synthesizer system.”

Pricing and Availability

The 296t Programable Spectral Processor is available now for $699 USD.


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