MATRIXSYNTH: Going Bananas on the Buchla Easel Command 208C!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Going Bananas on the Buchla Easel Command 208C!

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Wes shows off some Never-Before-Seen advanced Easel tips and tricks to supercharge your workflow!
The Buchla 208c Easel Command Synthesizer is a modern revival of the classic Buchla Music Easel. With built in MIDI and USB hosting functionality, as well as a slew of quality of life improvements, the Easel Command 208C is the definitive west coast style synthesizer. Check it out here -

These tips are hot!! so grab a cool drink and make sure you've got enough potassium in your diet before we dive in!

0:15 - Intro jam with SP-404SX
1:22 - Tip #1: Jumper settings and under-the-hood adjustments
3:19 -Tip #2 : Polarity settings on complex oscillator
5:58 - Demo of first two tips
7:00 - Tip #3 : Random outputs
7:25 - Tip #4 : Mod oscillator CV output and uses
7:45 - Tip #5 : Mod oscillator FM input
8:35 - Tip #6 : Reverb crossfader functionality
9:45 - Demo patch of mod oscillator CV outputs
10:44 - Tip #7 : Pre-amp and envelope detector
12:00 - Tip #8 : Envelope detector and inverter for sidechain emulation
12:41 - Tip #9 : Built-in white noise!
13:18 - Tip #10 : MIDI settings hidden on the forbidden keys
13:58 - Bonus tip! Velocity output!

Other gear we used in this video include the SP-404
and the Moffenzeef Shtick!"

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