Electronic Music Systems, Techniques and Controls by Allen Strange

January 12, 2014

Certainly the deepest and wisest book ever written about modular synths. The section on random composition and the Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainty was one of the main sources while I was designing the Turing Machine.

Allen also wrote the original manual for the Buchla Music Easel, entitled ‘Programming and Meta-Programming the Electro Organism’.



  1. bob says:

    is this pdf still available? Can i have it sent to me?

    Thanks for the post.

  2. How can I get a copy of Allen Strange’s book?