|The new incarnation of the 1973 Buchla Music Easel is a portable, performance-oriented instrument as close as possible to the original. They 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.
|Model||Bemi Music Easel|
|LFO||2, Envelope, Sine, Square, Triangle|
|Engine Detailed||2 VCO Saw Up, Square, Triangle|
|Filter (VCF)||2 low pass|
|Envelope (VCA)||ADS Triggered|
|Key type||Touch pads, Key shaped|
||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
||Voltage Controlled Oscillator
||Digital Controlled Oscillator
||Low Frequency Oscillator
||Voltage Controlled Filter
||Voltage Controlled Amplifier
||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.