Softube Recreated The Buchla 296e Spectral Processor For Modular

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Softube has today expanded their Buchla lineup for their Modular Synthesizer plugin. After emulating the Buchla 259e Twisted Waveform Generator, it’s now time for the iconic 296e Spectral Processor. It offers the same feature set as the hardware version like 16 band-pass filters, each with its own VCA and envelope follower.

The Buchla 296e Spectral Processor is a super versatile sound design tool that can be used as a filter, vocoder or as a very deep tone shaping tool.  If you can not afford the 3400€ hardware module, you should definitely check out the Softube version.

Softube Buchla 296e


Scratch the surface of any synthesizer, and you’ll find the heritage of a few great brands. Buchla has been responsible for some of the most innovative, creative, and sonically spectacular electronic musical equipment ever made, and we’re proud to have such a legendary name in our Modular system.

In addition to our previously released 259e Twisted Waveform Generator, take advantage of the myriad spectral processing capabilities of the big friendly filter bank; the new 296e Spectral Processor; the only software version of this module officially licensed by Buchla U.S.A.


  • Officially licensed and endorsed by Buchla U.S.A. – the only such emulation of this rare and exclusive module.
  • 16 band-pass filters, each with its own VCA and envelope follower.
  • Separate envelope decay times for each band.
  • Programmable graphic EQ.
  • Real time performance filter.
  • Morph between ‘A’ and ‘B’ level settings.
  • Performs complex spectral transfer functions.
  • Special new feature allows for ‘playing’ the filters with MIDI.
  • Use as a vocoder, split into two banks of eight, or using two modules at once for full 16-band operation.
  • Externally controllable “freeze” function stores the input spectrum as envelope values, or A and B levels, in the module’s memory.
  • Multiband extraction of envelopes from audio inputs.

Softube Buchla 296e Spectral Processor module is available now for the intro price of $99 USD /99€. The offer is valid until May 3rd, 2019.

More information here: Softube 

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