The 1979 SMP Stereo Microsound Processor is a 4U Buchla adaptation of one of Mutable Instruments greatest modules: Clouds, a stereo granular sampler which takes the concepts of granular synthesis and delivers them with a simple UI that invites experimentation.
Clouds was designed to let users patch in an external audio source, capture that audio, break it down to its molecular / constituent parts and turn it into something brand new. Whilst the orginal was a runaway success, it was always met with critisism because much of the controlls were hidden behind (a very simple!) menu system.
1979's take on the granular synthesis module, retains the same connectivity and lush enveloping sound of its Eurorack sibling, but explodes the hidden controls out to their own pot on the front panel, meaning no more menu diving and more modulation possbilities.
At just 2 Buchla units wide, this module offers so much for such little space investment. It lets you create other worldly textures and tones from simple tones, or let's you take complex tones and blend them with a gorgeous, lush tone.
But whatever you do, make sure you modulate it.
The main features of the 1979 SMP include:
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|Short Description||an adaptation of one of modular synthesis's greatest modules, Mutable Instruments Clouds|