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Buchla Electronic Music Instruments Music Easel Electric Music Box

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The new incarnation of the 1973 Buchla Music Easel is a portable, performance-oriented instrument as close as possible to the original. We have used the same circuits, mechanical design and graphic theme that made the original an ergonomic dream to grab hold of and create organic electronic music from the soul.

The Music Easel is comprised of 2 units: a 218 Touch Keyboard Controller and a 208 Stored Program Sound Source, both housed in a rugged carrying case. Together these 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.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Sequencer
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Triggered
Filters: 2
Types: Low Pass
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Keyboard, Knob, Oscillator
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Envelope, Sine, Square, Triangle
LFO Notes::
Modulation and Pulser
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 2
Timbrality: 2
Tuning: Atonal, Standard
Modes: Duophonic
Patches RAM: 1
Storage: RAM Cartridge
Editing: CV
Spring Reverb
Step Sequencer
4 steps
Case: Desktop, Keyboard, Rack
Case Details: 29-Key, Touch keyboard, 4 Octave Shift
Controls: Buttons, Faders, Knobs, Sliders, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Modulation - Audio Input, Modulation Banana Jacks, Pedal - Filter, Sequencer
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 1
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out
Year Released: 2010
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.buchla.com
Editors & Software:
[+] itunes.apple.com
[+] buchla.com
[+] buchla.com
MSRP List Price: $4,499 - convert
Retail Street Price: $4,200 - convert
Used Price: $3,500 - $4,000 - convert
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