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Buddha Machine 2.0

November 24, 2008

I want one of these in the worst way. It’s long been a dream of mine to create a program that can spontaneously create music. But alas I was no swimmer….

But the Buddha machine is close, plus so damn simple. The new model just now out includes improved sound, new samples and a pitch bend wheel. What more can you ask?

Don’t know that I’d necessarily buy the eight or so that Brian Eno supposedly had of the original version (I think he’s got deeper pockets for experimentation than I), but I would love to find one in my stocking (reading this, Honey?).

Here’s a series of cascading piano loops (all out of sync, one looping backwards and forwards) I recorded from samples I ripped from Buddha Machine creator site FM3:
Buddha Piano Trio

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  1. [...] 2.0) is getting remixed, barely weeks into its commercial release. Over at Kill Ugly Radio (i.e., uglyradio.wordpress.com), the “piano” loop from the Buddha Machine 2.0 has been taken, backward-masked, and [...]



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