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BEMI Easel-K Modular Synthesizer

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    Description
    This is an updated configuration of the faithful reproduction of the 1973 Buchla Music Easel. The 218 Touch Activated Voltage Source has been swapped out for the 223e Multi-Dimensional Kinisthetic Input Port/Tactile Input Port.

    This controller is the paragon of tactile interfacing with electronic instruments and allows for significant flexibility of control. Its 25 touch pads sensitive to various parameters (pressure, impact, and location) can be programmed to combination of the 19 voltage outputs and 9 trigger outputs.

    This customization of control combined with the powerful arpeggiator allow for nearly limitless combinations of control of the many voltage controllable parameters of the 208 Stored Program Sound Source.

    The 223e comprises two components: A 3-panel-unit tactile surface (the Multi-Dimensional Kinesthetic Input) for generating user control data, and the single-panel Tactile Input Port module, which provides edit / programming control for the tactile surface, and houses the control voltage outputs and the controls for the built-in arpeggiator.

    The tactile surface features an ergonomic array of 27 velocity- and pressure-sensing keypads, fourteen of which respond to location in one or two dimensions. Pressure sensitivity ranges from feather-weight to several pounds. Arranged into multiple user-defined groups ranging in size from 1 to 25, the keypads can produce a wide array of user-programmed control voltages. The surface can be mounted in three panel spaces in a 200e-series cabinet (usually in the lowest boat, for playing convenience), or independently mounted in a 201e-3 Passive Frame.

    Location, pressure, impact, and tuned voltages, as well as pulses generated by the tactile surface are presented at a total of 30 outputs on the Tactile Input Port module.
    The arpeggiator features multiple patterns, internal and external clocks, and a variety of additional features. All settings, including Tactile Input keypad programming, can be saved and recalled by the Preset Manager on the 225e or 206e module.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Square, Triangle
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Fader, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Ring Modulation, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Looping, Triggered
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Sequencer
    LFO
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 2
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Atonal, Standard
    Modes: Duophonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 208
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Sequencer
    Step Sequencer
    Case
    Case: Desktop, Keyboard
    Case Details: 30 Tactile Touch Plate Controller
    Keyboard: Touch Plates
    Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Pads, Faders, Knobs, Sliders, Switches, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Modulation - Audio Input, Modulation Banana Jacks, Pedal - Filter, Sequencer
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, 1V Octave
    Production
    Year Released: 2015
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.buchla.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $5999 - convert
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