Video: Breaking Out of "West Coast" Synthesis With the Modern Buchla Easel

If modular synthesizers pique your interest, then you're probably familiar with the Buchla Music Easel, a trailblazer in merging modularity with performance and portability, first launched over 50 years ago.

Today, the Music Easel has been reimagined for the 21st century as the Buchla Modern Music Easel, maintaining its iconic status while embracing modern innovations.

This system features the Stored Program Sound Source Model 208C and the Touch Activated Voltage Source Model 218e (v3) controller module. It also includes the innovative Electronic Music Box Input/Output (EMBIO) module, which brings MIDI, CV, and additional utilities into the mix. All components are encased in a rugged case with room for expansion, simplifying the integration of your Easel with various systems and gear.

Buchla Modern Music Easel

The Modern Music Easel transcends the iconic west coast synthesis sound Buchla is renowned for, offering unparalleled flexibility for integration into your studio setup. Check out the video above as we take a deep dive to demystify west coast synthesis using the Modern Music Easel.

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