Forty years old today(ish), Buchla make really, really expensive modular synths. Like $20k for a full kit or $1,400 for the empty cabinet, before you've bought any modules. But when your first $1m royalty cheque arrives, you won't want to waste your money on anything less. Don Buchla was one of the mad/genius people around making synths in the early 1960s. Since then, he's carried on inventing things like the Jarre-ish Lightning midi controller, and the very desirable Oberheim OB-Mx synth. Don Buchla, happy birthday.