Todd Barton

music, composition, buchla synthesis

Buchla-Serge Skype Tutoring

tutorials-3If you are a beginner just wanting to get your head and fingers around a Buchla oscillator or a Serge DSG, or for those of you wanting to get a jump start on your Music Easel or just delve deeper into your Buchla 200e or Serge system, or explore a particular module . . . I am offering online Skype (or FaceTime) tutorials.  These are essentially private lessons and can be either a one-off, addressing a specific topic, or an ongoing set of lessons developing deeper techniques.

  • Learn more about a single module or just basic Buchla-Serge concepts
  • Learn efficient patching and routing techniques
  • Take a half-hour to view and virtually test drive a module you might be thinking of buying
  • Consult on best setup for your studio or live performance

Recent tutorial responses:

“I found the lesson extremely informative, your explanations easy to grasp, and the hour absolutely flew by. I look forward to the next lesson with the Buchla guru.”

— Euan Dickinson, engineer/programmer for Massive Attack, Bristol, UK

“Just did a couple of Buchla Skype Tutorials with Todd. Great resource. Cleared up things quickly and opened new avenues. Highly recommended!”

— Robert Coburn, PhD. Professor of Composition and Fulbright Scholar
at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, Stockton, California

“We Buchla users are so lucky, first because we have in front of us such a beautiful and musical instrument and second because we have the privilege of learning and sharing ideas and concepts of our modules and systems with such a Jedi Master as Todd Barton.

I strongly recommend to all of you this tutoring, it doesn’t matter your level or patching skills…. “mind opening” I mean “mind blowing” is guaranteed.”

— Leonardo Espejo, musician, guitarist, synthesist, teacher, Barcelona, Spain

The tutorial fee is $25 for 1/2 hour session (1/2 hour minimum). Payment through Paypal. If you are interested in a scheduling a Skype tutorial or wish more information please email me using my contact form.  If you’d like to schedule and pay for a session now just choose the session length below:


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best wishes,

Todd