Buchla & TipTop Audio Eurorack 200 Series Update

TipTop Audio has shared several updates related to their popular 200t line of Eurorack modules, based on the classic Buchla 200 Series Electric Music Box , originally introduced in 1970.

Buchla and Tiptop Audio have partnered to resume the production of these designs, but in Euro format, with module prices starting at $165.

They provided updates on the status of previously announced modules, and also say that they plan to announce more modules, based on Don’s Buchla 200 series modules, ‘later this year’.

New Batch Of Modules Coming In March

The Tiptop Audio Buchla modules have each sold out, shortly after they were introduced.

TipTop says that more modules are coming in March:

“Up first is a new batch of 258t, 245t, 257t and 281t. These are going through final assembly steps and we expect to start shipping them to the shops very soon. We will start with the 258t, 245t and 257t this week, followed by the 281t toward mid/late March. As always, we are letting the shops know the quantity they will be getting so they can open up for additional pre-orders.

The electronic parts shortages haven’t eased yet and we are still experiencing limited supplies. Some of you folks have waited a long time for your order and these coming batches should be able to cover a good number of the back orders placed with the shops.”

The exception is the recently introduced Model 266t Source Of Uncertainty. They say that stock is running low on this module and that it may be a while before more are available.

They note, “This complex module consumes a great deal of components, and hopefully we can make more toward the end of the year, if we get lucky.”

Model 292t Quad Lopass Gate Coming Soon For $350

TipTop had previously announced the Model 292t Quad Lopass Gate, with the goal of releasing it in March. This will be the last of the modules that were introduced in 2021.

What they say about it:

“Model 292t Quad Lopass Gate has moved to production status and we hope to get it released in March. To our EU/UK users, as you may already know, products with Vactrols, an electronic part used in the 292, are no longer allowed in the EU/UK markets and so our dealers in those regions will not be able to carry the 292t with Vactrols. This unfortunately hurts the distribution of many classic audio products like compressors, phasers etc and applies to the low pass gates too. We tried hard to find a solution, but it just didn’t work out.

However, we are optimistic about a modified version tailored for the EU/UK market which is currently in development and are looking forward to releasing when it is ready later this year.

Other shops around the world should be getting their first batch of Vactrol 292t in March. We will let you know when pre-orders open up and the price is $350.”

Preview of the Model 292t Quad Lopass Gate in action, using a 292t prototype and the new True Stereo and FSU cards for the Z-DSP:

Other updates include:

  • New One-Color, All-Length Stackcables – TipTop’s Stackcables have previously been available in a variety of lengths, color-coded by length. In response to user requests, they’re making white Stackcables available in all lengths, with a 5-pack priced at $30.
  • New TipTop Audio modules – they are planning on introducing a new family of modules at Superbooth in May. They say that “This new line extends the capabilities of Eurorack with respect to tuning, flexibility, integration with DAW and sequencers and, yes, even polyphony.”


Details on the 200t series are available at the TipTop Audio website.


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