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Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by muhammed » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi everbody
ı want to buy lem4 snoopy but I am not sure Oscillators are fully analog or not , I heard that buchla uses digital oscs on 200e series , Does anybody give me detailed information about oscs which buchla uses on their systems.

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:59 pm

It's a buchla, if you care whether it's analogue or digital maybe you should get something else.

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by monolith » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:15 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:It's a buchla, if you care whether it's analogue or digital maybe you should get something else.
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C'mon man.. Maybe its not a deal breaker and the guy just wants to be clear on it?

Muhammed it looks like it uses the 261e Complex oscillator, which from what I can gather is digital but with analogue wave shaping. I'm no buchla expert though so am happy for someone to correct me. Hopefully this helps.

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:37 am

Buchla don't really go for the analogue purist thing, they just do what sounds good. I just think it doesn't matter how the sound is made, if you want what the complex oscillator offers then just get it. It responds to midi and can have settings saved so in that sense the control is digital, the wave shaping is analogue.

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by pflosi » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:08 am

In that sense it's "classic" digitally controlled analog (incl. "presets").

But man, digital or analog, you'll want the standalone TKB with it to get the most out of it :mrgreen:

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by muhammed » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:19 am

sounds like dco
it would be nice if buchla used analog osc. like 259 I/O 261E on their new systems.
I have time to consider about it , everthing out of stocks at this moment :)
thanks for information

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:38 am

muhammed wrote:it would be nice if buchla used analog osc. like 259 I/O 261E on their new systems.
Why, do you not like how it sounds?

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by muhammed » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:57 pm

both sounds good but I prefer 259 its sounds more vivid than 261e , I have bizzare habits when I have someting rare and special I feel better myself:)

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by analoglsd » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:26 pm

The 261e oscillators are digital. They sound digital. If you've ever played with a Harvestman Hertz Donut, they're very similar. Personally, I preferred the Hertz Donut.
My question would be why would you waste your money on the LEM4 Snoopy? You get nothing of the 200e series that is unique and interesting, and are left with scraps that have better counterparts in eurorack. For $1000 more you can have an Easel, with 2 analog oscillators, 2 LPGs, an analog sequencer, 4 different random generators, the touch keyboard, and more...
Honestly, these little systems are so desperate, and uninteresting.

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by muhammed » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:40 pm

Easel have analog oscillattors ? if so , thats really good

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Re: Buchla LEM4 Snoopy

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:47 am

muhammed wrote:Easel have analog oscillattors ? if so , thats really good
Of course it does.

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