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Buchla Electronic Music Instruments Music Easel Electric Music Box

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    Description
    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.
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    Architecture
    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
    Patches RAM: 1
    Storage: RAM Cartridge
    Editing: CV
    Effects
    Spring Reverb
    Sequencer
    Step Sequencer
    4 steps
    Case
    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
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 1
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out
    Production
    Year Released: 2010
    Manuals & Documents

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