Red Bull Music Academy continues its ongoing series of interviews with under-celebrated music-industry characters. With a voice reminiscent of Tom Carvel’s, Don Buchla talks about various stages in the history of the synthesizer in a wide-ranging, two-hour conversation, all about theremins and Moogs, patch bays and and keyboard circuitry (MP3). Buchla’s knowledge of the field is on par with his substantial accomplishments. He’s the sort of guy who can say, of the traditional piano, that its design is “quite good” and you know he’s considering it amid an encyclopedic variety of instruments.
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