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West Coast Synthesis With Arturia Buchla Easel V

The latest loopop video takes a look at West Coast Synthesis with Arturia Buchla Easel V, part of the company’s new V Collection 6.

Here’s what loopop has to say about the video:

When Arturia first let me try out the beta of their virtual Buchla Easel, they didn’t yet have a manual ready – so I download the manual of the “real thing” and was amazed at how faithfully they recreated this legendary instrument – most of the manual could be directly applied to the virtual recreation (though the virtual Buchla doesn’t require soldering resistors to save presets)

In this clip, I take a look at the principles of West Coast synthesis: complex waveforms, randomness, fluid timing, the low pass gate, sequential voltage sequencers and more, and how they are implemented and used to create sounds and music on the Easel.