Buchla - Easel Command (PREORDER)

  • $500.00


 

PRE-ORDER NOW!

(email@noisebug.net with any questions)

Full price: $2999

Only a $500 refundable deposit is required

to secure your Easel Command.

 

ETA: JAN/FEB 2020

 

Pre-Order includes a limited edition T-Shirt
and FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING! (Continental US)

 

Sensel Morph and Thunder Overlay will be available
as a separate purchase.

 

 

The Buchla Easel Command is the newly updated 208C in a standalone desktop form  with MIDI and CV control. The 208C is the module itself for use in a Buchla 200e  system.     Buchla's own Joel Davel led the charge to create a new version of the legendary Music  Easel instrument with more modular flexibility and independence, while also providing  the means to easily interface with more devices, such as the various DAWs like Ableton  and MIDI controllers, including the very expressive Sensel Morph. It’s still fully analog in  its default configuration and provides the unique and exquisite Buchla experience with  greater functionality at a lower cost.    What’s new compared to the previous Easel/208?   

● MIDI input(USB B/DIN) standard on Easel Command, optional on 208C. 

● 2 - 1/4" Audio outputs (Easel Command only) 

● 1 - 3.5mm 1v/oct input (mixed to keyboard input) (Easel Command only) 

● 1 - 3.5mm Gate input (turned into Buchla keyboard pulse with sustain) (Easel  Command only) 

● MIDI A (USB Host) optional expansion port. 

● Five additional audio connections to get independent inputs and outputs from  the oscillators and the gates, plus an FM input to the modulation oscillator. 

● Five additional banana CV connections to control knobs and faders and ability to  send pulses independently to different inputs. 

● If no aux input is present, analog white noise is generated (using the 266 circuit). 

● A more logical layout of of the top row. 

● A power/control mode LED indicator. 

● Pulser now has a dedicated single pulse switch and mode distinction 

● The modulation oscillator section is now green, so that each main section has its  own color. 

● The listed oscillator frequencies are more accurate and the scaled fader input  range is trimmable from the old range to 1.2v/oct. 

● You can trim the new modulation oscillator and envelope generator inputs to  work with the typical input ranges you desire. 

● You can trim the oscillators to your desired volts per octave range for both the  keyboard and the fader inputs.  

● You can also reduce the gain on the gate 1 input if you have an unusually hot,  non-Buchla input. 

● One single circuit board allows it to be modular case friendly and easier to  service; the 208c module can fit into a 200e case. 

● Switches and jumpers for those who want to use the new banana inputs —those  for the modulation oscillator and sustain— to control the sequencer stages  instead.  

● Standard headers for the program card connector that allow us to develop future  iProgramCard-like preset control from inside the unit. 

● New connectors allow our plug-in MIDI interface and provides an optional stereo  digital fx option (coming as an optional add-on in the future) 

● Actual stereo. The 208 was always a mono synth, but if you plug in a stereo  digital fx (coming as an optional add-on in the future), you’ll get stereo outputs on  the MIX OUT and headphones. 

● A new power connector for more cable length and case flexibility and  removability and one that’s already compatible with the more recent revisions of  the Easel power board.   

The 208c module will begin shipping December 2019. Easel Command will begin  shipping January 2020. Optional preset management coming as an add-on in the future.