Synthesist Marc Doty (AutomaticGainsay) shared a series of in-depth videos, embedded above, that explores the capabilities of the new Buchla Easel Command.
The Buchla Easel Command is an updated version of the 208 Stored Program Sound Source, the synthesizer at the heart of Buchla’s 1973 Music Easel. In the original design, it was paired with the 218 Touch Keyboard Controller to make a complete instrument.
The updated version, the 208C, is available in a standalone desktop form, with MIDI and CV control, as the Easel Command. It’s also available as a module for use in a Buchla 200e system.
The new version offers a variety of updates that are designed to improve usability, add new synthesis options and make it easier to integrate with modern synth rigs. Updates include MIDI input via USB & DIN, 1/4″ audio outputs, minijack cv/gate inputs, USB Host support, new patching options and more.
Details on the Easel Command & 208C module are available at the Buchla site.