Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments (BEMI) shared this new promo video for the Music Easel – a modern recreation of Buchla’s 1973 suitcase-style 200-series Electric Music Box modular synth system.
The new Music Easel is based on the circuits, mechanical design and graphic theme of the original.
The Music Easel is comprised of 2 units:
- a 218 Touch Keyboard Controller; and
- a 208 Stored Program Sound Source.
The modules allow both real-time control from the keyboard pads, knobs, sliders, switches and patch points.
Additionally the Music Easel supports the included original Program Cards (user-defined presets using resistors, 1973-style!) as well as future interface cards with more modern patch storage/editing/control/interfacing.
Here’s a previously released overview video, featuring synthesist Todd Barton:
Details on the BEMI Music Easel are available at the Buchla site.