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This module is much more than a dual 5x8 patch matrix. It can not only route signals, but also attenuate, amplify or mix them. Thus, the module can also be used as a matrix mixer, CV-processor and CV- routing matrix, as well as for aux-sends. In connection with the 206e or 225e Preset Manager the routings can be saved and recalled. This module can not only be used to automate patch connections, but also to create complex CV, audio and feedback routings.
The upper half of the module contains the Audio Matrix. It offers eight inputs that can be routed to five outputs. Instead of simple unity gain connections, audio signals can be attenuated up to a factor of +10dB. Two buttons are used to select the inputs and outputs. An encoder controls the degree of attenuation/amplification. The encoder's push-button function makes it easy to switch between unity gain and 0 gain. Two LEDs provide a rough indication of whether the level of the selected connection is less than unity gain, greater than or equal to unity gain, or equal to the maximum gain of +10dB. If several input signals are routed to the same output, these signals are mixed. The Solo switch can be used to listen to the selected Solo input, other inputs are deactivated.
The lower half of the module contains the CV-Matrix. Also here 8 inputs can be routed to 5 outputs. The selection of inputs and outputs is also done via two buttons. An encoder adjusts the attenuation of the signal. From 0 to full level. An amplification cannot be achieved. However it has a button function to switch between the values 0 and full level. Two LEDs indicate whether the signal has been attenuated or not.
All routing settings can be saved and recalled using the 206e or 225e's Preset Manager. The Audio Matrix and CV-Matrix work independently, but are stored and recalled together within a preset.
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Pioneering synthesizer design since the mid 1960s with Morton Subotnick and the San Francisco Tape Center, Don Buchla has been responsible for the invention of the sequencer, low pass gate, random voltage generators and the complex oscillator, among others. Shortly before his passing in 2016, his rights were acquired by Australian holding company BEMI (2012-2017) and since 2018 is operated by Eric Fox of Buchla USA, based in Minnesota. Buchla USA offers the whole 200e series catalog and boats, as well as the iconic Music Easel.