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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by adolan » Mon May 04, 2020 11:38 am

I got an email this am, they are on schedule, in the homes stretch so fingers crossed for mid may!

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Memecos » Mon May 04, 2020 2:28 pm

adolan wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:38 am
I got an email this am, they are on schedule, in the homes stretch so fingers crossed for mid may!
Yeah! :sb:

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 7:15 am

Does anyone know definitively if ALL Easel Command units come with the USB A host module preinstalled?

Can’t tell if the wording (“Includes the USB A (host) expansion port.”) on the preorder pages for the $3299 version is just to instill confidence that the USB A host module will be preinstalled and operational for use with the included Sensel morph controller or that it’s implied that the $2999 version does NOT have it.

If that’s the case I wish they would have written $2999 version does NOT include USB A host module.

Also wondering if it’s not included that the USB A module can be installed by the user at a later date. Can’t imagine they’d want to clog up the system and have folks ship back thier Easel Command units just for that.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Selador » Tue May 05, 2020 7:22 am

I've also seen various accounts saying for sure yes, or not having heard anything about, a breakout panel for the back of standard boats with all the I/O from the Command boat made available. So I presume that maybe it's an option, but doesn't come with the standard one.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 7:47 am

Selador wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:22 am
I've also seen various accounts saying for sure yes, or not having heard anything about, a breakout panel for the back of standard boats with all the I/O from the Command boat made available. So I presume that maybe it's an option, but doesn't come with the standard one.
So is this a yes, regular Command units without the Sensel morph option definitely have the USB A Host module or no?

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Memecos » Tue May 05, 2020 8:08 am

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:15 am
Does anyone know definitively if ALL Easel Command units come with the USB A host module preinstalled?

Can’t tell if the wording (“Includes the USB A (host) expansion port.”) on the preorder pages for the $3299 version is just to instill confidence that the USB A host module will be preinstalled and operational for use with the included Sensel morph controller or that it’s implied that the $2999 version does NOT have it.

If that’s the case I wish they would have written $2999 version does NOT include USB A host module.

Also wondering if it’s not included that the USB A module can be installed by the user at a later date. Can’t imagine they’d want to clog up the system and have folks ship back thier Easel Command units just for that.
Really? I just ordered the sensel morph from Schneidersladen. I didn't know it was included! :eek: :bang:

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am

It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Memecos » Tue May 05, 2020 8:49 am

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am
It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
I ordered this :hihi: no problem, now I cancel the order from schneidersladen

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Synth Con Meo » Tue May 05, 2020 9:50 am

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am
It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
Well that's a bit disappointing. I must have missed that in the description. As mentioned before I already picked up a Sensel with the Thunderbird overlay. I got it at a very good price with a coupon I picked up from Sensel at a Synth/Pedal expo that was here in PDX just before the shutdown of the city. I wonder if I can get the USB host separately?
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am

I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by NazzNomi » Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am

Synth Con Meo wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:50 am
greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am
It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
Well that's a bit disappointing. I must have missed that in the description. As mentioned before I already picked up a Sensel with the Thunderbird overlay. I got it at a very good price with a coupon I picked up from Sensel at a Synth/Pedal expo that was here in PDX just before the shutdown of the city. I wonder if I can get the USB host separately?
If not, there is always this: https://kentonuk.com/product/midi-usb-host-mkii/

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by peloazul » Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am

I can confirm that the 208C (no case, no sensel morph) does not have any sort of midi or audio offboard pcb included. Just the module (and cables).

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Synth Con Meo » Tue May 05, 2020 10:37 am

peloazul wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am
I can confirm that the 208C (no case, no sensel morph) does not have any sort of midi or audio offboard pcb included. Just the module (and cables).
Well I was opting for the Easel command which does have the case and power and Midi. Looking back at the description that it states:

"● MIDI input(USB B/DIN) standard on Easel Command, optional on 208C. " which I wasn't thinking about needing a host, just was assuming that the USB B was going to take care of it.

But in another line it does state:

"● MIDI A (USB Host) optional expansion port. " so it sort of tells the story right there. Again I am hoping that I can get it separately and install it myself. Eventually I may get a 218 (especially if they start offering them again).
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am

mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am
mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
Okay so now I just got an email from Foxtone saying that all the Easel Commands come with the USB A host installed. :hmm: Hope he read my email right and is 100% certain...
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by adolan » Tue May 05, 2020 3:43 pm

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm
greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am
mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
Okay so now I just got an email from Foxtone saying that all the Easel Commands come with the USB A host installed. :hmm: Hope he read my email right and is 100% certain...
This would make sense, seeing as they'd not want to double back to accommodate further down the line, get it right out the gate and keep it moving fwd!! :)

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Memecos » Tue May 05, 2020 4:22 pm

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm
greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am
mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
Okay so now I just got an email from Foxtone saying that all the Easel Commands come with the USB A host installed. :hmm: Hope he read my email right and is 100% certain...
Good news! :hyper:

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Tue May 05, 2020 7:38 pm

Oh interesting! Thank you.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by trick » Tue May 05, 2020 7:44 pm

USB A (Host) is optional, but is included specifically with the Easel Command they are selling bundled with Sensel Morph/Thunder Overlay.

USB A (Host) does not come standard.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 9:18 pm

trick wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:44 pm
USB A (Host) is optional, but is included specifically with the Easel Command they are selling bundled with Sensel Morph/Thunder Overlay.

USB A (Host) does not come standard.
So Foxtone got it wrong then?
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by trick » Tue May 05, 2020 9:39 pm

I just got this info directly from Eric Fox immediately after seeing the post on USB A and then asked him to clarify.

I don't think anyone got it "wrong", per se, but clearly there was a misunderstanding.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 10:03 pm

The recent set of posts in this thread on USB A? Okay, thanks for following up. Had my suspicions something wasn’t right. They’re apparently overloaded over there right now.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by trick » Tue May 05, 2020 10:15 pm

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:03 pm
The recent set of posts in this thread on USB A? Okay, thanks for following up. Had my suspicions something wasn’t right. They’re apparently overloaded over there right now.
Yes, seeing the recent posts here on this thread regarding USB-A, I reached out to Eric asked him to clarify. He immediately got back to me with the info that I just shared.

Cheers.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 10:22 pm

trick wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:15 pm
greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:03 pm
The recent set of posts in this thread on USB A? Okay, thanks for following up. Had my suspicions something wasn’t right. They’re apparently overloaded over there right now.
Yes, seeing the recent posts here on this thread regarding USB-A, I reached out to Eric asked him to clarify. He immediately got back to me with the info that I just shared.

Cheers.
Thanks again. I’ll call Foxtone and adjust my prorder.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by sssaaammm » Wed May 06, 2020 12:01 am

trick wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:44 pm
USB A (Host) is optional, but is included specifically with the Easel Command they are selling bundled with Sensel Morph/Thunder Overlay.

USB A (Host) does not come standard.
Any price/availability info on the optional USB A Host?

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