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The MARF book

Post by maxl0rd » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:26 pm

Hallo frenz!

In addition to helping with the MARF debugging happening on this forum lately, I have written a small book of patches for Buchla systems that include a 248. It is sort of an extension of the official, original manual that details more sample programming ideas and explains how they can be used in a musical context. It should demystify the big wall of switches and help newcomers to be more creative on it.

You can download the pdf here:
https://github.com/wir35/marf-book/raw/ ... f-book.pdf
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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by stevenb » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:38 pm

maxl0rd wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Hallo frenz

In addition to helping with the MARF debugging happening on this forum lately, I have written a small book of patches for Buchla systems that include a 248. It is sort of an extension of the official, original manual that details more sample programming ideas and explains how they can be used in a musical context. It should demystify the big wall of switches and help newcomers to be more creative on it.

But before I go polluting the world with misinformation, I would like a few people who have systems to review it, try out some of the patches and to make sure that they are understandable and correct. I'd also like to collect a few more patch ideas from the community.

If you're interested in contributing, drop me a PM on here and I will send you a copy to review.
This document is truly awesome. I have learned a lot from exploring it.
Thanks, Max for the effort.

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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by Peake » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:07 pm

Awesome :goo:
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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by Electrostatic » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:31 pm

Excellent..... Pm'd. :banana:

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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by sempervirent » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:03 pm

I'd be glad to help. Always curious to find more ways of using the MARF. PM me if you want another set of eyes. I'm not too shabby at proofreading and editing either.

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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by NOCUI » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:56 pm

Hey! Where do you find this book on the MARF that you’re talking about? New to Muff

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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by 01235813 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:50 pm

maxl0rd wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Hallo frenz

In addition to helping with the MARF debugging happening on this forum lately, I have written a small book of patches for Buchla systems that include a 248. It is sort of an extension of the official, original manual that details more sample programming ideas and explains how they can be used in a musical context. It should demystify the big wall of switches and help newcomers to be more creative on it.

But before I go polluting the world with misinformation, I would like a few people who have systems to review it, try out some of the patches and to make sure that they are understandable and correct. I'd also like to collect a few more patch ideas from the community.

If you're interested in contributing, drop me a PM on here and I will send you a copy to review.
Here ;)

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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by maxl0rd » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:18 pm

I actually haven’t published it yet. I should be able to finish testing the patches soon, and then I will post it in this forum for you guys.

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Re: Coming soon: the MARF book

Post by Modulisme » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:00 am

very interesting, eager to reviewing-reading-trying...

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Post by minime123 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:31 pm

looking forward to this!
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Re: The MARF book

Post by maxl0rd » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:46 pm

Hi all

I've uploaded what I have on this so far, and made it publicly available now. I hope that some of you find it useful.

You can download the pdf version here:
https://github.com/wir35/marf-book/raw/ ... f-book.pdf

This has kind of turned out to be a chunk of work, trying to remember all of the different ways that I have seen the 248 used, documenting them, and then making sure that they aren't missing anything.

If you would like to support this effort, you can hit up my bandcamp site and buy a tape or a download:
https://ghostgrass.bandcamp.com/

Enjoy.

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Re: The MARF book

Post by eben1000uk » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:02 am

Awesome! Thanks so much for posting this and your hard work documenting it all
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Re: The MARF book

Post by methodius » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:26 pm

This is great. Been looking for something like this - much appreciated :sb:

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Re: The MARF book

Post by ron12 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:03 pm

Nice work! I can’t wait to employ this material!

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Re: The MARF book

Post by architexture » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:39 pm

Thanks I really found the examples useful. The noisy / jittery quantize on the ABCD of my V2 made it unstable but aside from that, the book was a fantastic guide. Thanks so much.

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Re: The MARF book

Post by cheapimitation » Wed May 13, 2020 1:53 pm

Lovely, thank you for putting this together!

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Re: The MARF book

Post by jmelland » Fri May 15, 2020 2:02 pm

maxl0rd wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Hallo frenz!

In addition to helping with the MARF debugging happening on this forum lately, I have written a small book of patches for Buchla systems that include a 248. It is sort of an extension of the official, original manual that details more sample programming ideas and explains how they can be used in a musical context. It should demystify the big wall of switches and help newcomers to be more creative on it.

You can download the pdf here:
https://github.com/wir35/marf-book/raw/ ... f-book.pdf
Fantastic! Looking forward to diving in later today!

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Re: The MARF book

Post by jaidee » Wed May 20, 2020 10:46 am

Fantastic resource! Thanks for putting in the time and effort. Hopefully, you will be inspired to tackle some of the other 200 series modules (Dodeca?)

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Re: The MARF book

Post by Oxix52 » Wed May 20, 2020 11:16 am

This book is fantastic! I don't have a MARF, but I have found that many of the ideas are also applicable to the 250e. Not everything of course, but quite enough for new inspiration. Thank you!
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Re: The MARF book

Post by maxl0rd » Wed May 20, 2020 12:44 pm

The 250e is basically a marf with one afg, but two rows of voltage sliders. So you can easily do all of the single afg patches on it, plus a whole bunch of stuff the og can not do. The idea of the loop counters on the 250e comes from the function tables in the 300 computer, and most subsequent Buchla designs supported something similar.

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