Todd Barton

Todd Barton

is creating Analog Synth tutorials

31

patrons

$214

per month

Many of you know me from my free video tutorials, blogs, albums and interviews. Others from my Skype tutorials, performances and workshops. 

By subscribing to this page you'll be helping me to continue of offer free Tips, Tricks & Tutorials for Buchla, Hordijk, Serge and some Eurorack systems along with other demos and tutorials on my vintage synths, waterphones and shakuhachi.  I look forward to seeing you here!

Tiers
The Fundamental
$2 or more per month

Like the great 19th century scientist, Joseph Fourier believed: all complex sounds we hear are constructed from combining a series of pure fundamental waves: sine waves. 

Your contribution is what we call additive synthesis, each sine wave, each dollar goes to build a more complex sound and promote more analog tips, tricks and tutorials. You are the fundamental, the grass roots. You have my deep respect and endless gratitude.

Waveshapers
$8 or more per month

It takes energy and special circuitry to shape an audio wave. At this tier you will get special pre-releases of my tutorials, tips and tricks: I will be looking at Buchla, of course, and also Serge, Hordijk and some eurorack modules with an occasional look at some of my vintage synths.

Wavefolders
$15 or more per month

Wavefolding bends sound back upon itself thereby enriching its harmonic content. Receive a .pdf of my two zines: Analog Aphorisms and The Three Pillars of West Coast Synthesis. At this level you will have the previous level perks plus exclusive access to special tutorials along with sneak peeks at tracks from my upcoming album releases and behind the scenes newsletter posts of my performances and workshops. Also occasional live Skype performances or live tutorials similar to my Buchla Breaks series but not limited to Buchla.

Expressive Control Voltages
$40 or more per month only 5 left

As I always say, “You’re only as expressive as your Control Voltages.” At this level (which includes all previous perks) you get a half-hour Skype or FaceTime session with me: you’d be surprised how much ground we can cover in a half-hour! We will explore together the world of analog synthesis. If you’re new to this, let’s explore how you might become more comfortable and fluent in this new experience. If you’ve been engaged in analog synthesis for a while we’ll explore how to become more expressive. Or, you may chose to use that half-hour for a consultation on module choices, configuring your system or hearing demos of modules that I have before you decided to add a new one to your setup. And…I’m always happy to discuss composition and/or improvisational strategies.

Synthesis
$100 or more per month only 3 left

For me, synthesis is about the transformation of sound and energy creating a whole new level of experience. At this tier full access to everything from the other tiers. Choice of a collection of 5 albums, some of which are out of print (Pieces, New Music Daily, Todd Barton/Curtis Roads, Shakuhachi Ma, et al). 3 exclusive tracks of my favorite original compositions and access to some of my printed scores, artwork and haiku. Also, your donation will act as seed funds to purchase special hardware and software for two dream projects of mine. You’ll get exclusive updates on purchases, sketches and demos as these projects develop.

Many of you know me from my free video tutorials, blogs, albums and interviews. Others from my Skype tutorials, performances and workshops. 

By subscribing to this page you'll be helping me to continue of offer free Tips, Tricks & Tutorials for Buchla, Hordijk, Serge and some Eurorack systems along with other demos and tutorials on my vintage synths, waterphones and shakuhachi.  I look forward to seeing you here!

Recent posts by Todd Barton

Tiers
The Fundamental
$2 or more per month

Like the great 19th century scientist, Joseph Fourier believed: all complex sounds we hear are constructed from combining a series of pure fundamental waves: sine waves. 

Your contribution is what we call additive synthesis, each sine wave, each dollar goes to build a more complex sound and promote more analog tips, tricks and tutorials. You are the fundamental, the grass roots. You have my deep respect and endless gratitude.

Waveshapers
$8 or more per month

It takes energy and special circuitry to shape an audio wave. At this tier you will get special pre-releases of my tutorials, tips and tricks: I will be looking at Buchla, of course, and also Serge, Hordijk and some eurorack modules with an occasional look at some of my vintage synths.

Wavefolders
$15 or more per month

Wavefolding bends sound back upon itself thereby enriching its harmonic content. Receive a .pdf of my two zines: Analog Aphorisms and The Three Pillars of West Coast Synthesis. At this level you will have the previous level perks plus exclusive access to special tutorials along with sneak peeks at tracks from my upcoming album releases and behind the scenes newsletter posts of my performances and workshops. Also occasional live Skype performances or live tutorials similar to my Buchla Breaks series but not limited to Buchla.

Expressive Control Voltages
$40 or more per month only 5 left

As I always say, “You’re only as expressive as your Control Voltages.” At this level (which includes all previous perks) you get a half-hour Skype or FaceTime session with me: you’d be surprised how much ground we can cover in a half-hour! We will explore together the world of analog synthesis. If you’re new to this, let’s explore how you might become more comfortable and fluent in this new experience. If you’ve been engaged in analog synthesis for a while we’ll explore how to become more expressive. Or, you may chose to use that half-hour for a consultation on module choices, configuring your system or hearing demos of modules that I have before you decided to add a new one to your setup. And…I’m always happy to discuss composition and/or improvisational strategies.

Synthesis
$100 or more per month only 3 left

For me, synthesis is about the transformation of sound and energy creating a whole new level of experience. At this tier full access to everything from the other tiers. Choice of a collection of 5 albums, some of which are out of print (Pieces, New Music Daily, Todd Barton/Curtis Roads, Shakuhachi Ma, et al). 3 exclusive tracks of my favorite original compositions and access to some of my printed scores, artwork and haiku. Also, your donation will act as seed funds to purchase special hardware and software for two dream projects of mine. You’ll get exclusive updates on purchases, sketches and demos as these projects develop.