Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by jestern77 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:44 pm

Hey guys I just ordered my 208C I'd like to have a 218 with it where should I buy? Is it reliable the LEM one? I heard some stories of dodgy build quality
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by 5mm » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:03 pm

Got mine this morning. Love it.


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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by dadRabbit » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:35 pm

Finally got the chance to dig into mine for a couple hours earlier today, I've had it for about a week but have been so busy. Really loving the huge sound and I can't wait to dig deeper into it later tonight!

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by lilskullymane » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:44 pm

can anyone who’s used the 208c comment on sound quality vs. the bemi editions and clones? some of the new videos sound even brighter than the bemi but there’s plenty of people around here with more seasoned ears on this.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by adolan » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:56 pm

jestern77 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Hey guys I just ordered my 208C I'd like to have a 218 with it where should I buy? Is it reliable the LEM one? I heard some stories of dodgy build quality
They are not offering any more at the moment but I was told they plan on making them again and they will be available at some point. Mine was a B Stock that seems to be fine, no noticeable scuffs or bad scratches etc.

I know they re laminated the surface as they did come apart at some point but that was most likely down to shoddy assembly at BEMI prior. Mine is also a fretless model, by that it does not have the orange plastic divider strips between the keys.
The only thing I could say those are useful for is to keep your fingers from sliding to the adjacent keys, I am new to the LEM 218e so I can say it does take some caution to not hit them accidentally! haha but I am learning.

I will say this tho, Its also a different exp to using a regular keyboard, so I am learning as I go and getting use to the nuances of the touch sensitive surface. I think If you were getting a new one once they make them again you will be fine as the 208 Command module is a very well made thing as far as I can tell, it feels legit as can be.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by 909one » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:52 pm

lilskullymane wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:44 pm
can anyone who’s used the 208c comment on sound quality vs. the bemi editions and clones? some of the new videos sound even brighter than the bemi but there’s plenty of people around here with more seasoned ears on this.
I've never played another Easel, but in comparison to the Verbos Complex Oscillator and the Instruo CS-L, it falls right between those. The Verbos is pretty dark sounding and the CS-L is really bright. The 208c falls left of center towards the Verbos. Don't know if that helps at all, but it's a reference point worth something if you are familiar with those.

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Post by billtmiller » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:59 am


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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:55 pm

My Sense Morph arrived today. Has anyone gotten it to work with their Command? I can't get it to fire an envelope and, while it changes the pitch of the complex oscillator, it's not controlling the modulation oscillator. Envelope switch set to Keyboard, both oscillators set to Keyboard on.

I know pretty much nothing of MIDI.

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Post by 909one » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:01 pm

mgscheue wrote:
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My Sense Morph arrived today. Has anyone gotten it to work with their Command? I can't get it to fire an envelope and, while it changes the pitch of the complex oscillator, it's not controlling the modulation oscillator. Envelope switch set to Keyboard, both oscillators set to Keyboard on.

I know pretty much nothing of MIDI.
I don't have the Morph, but I've already messed around with the Midi quite a bit in Command. Take a look at the midi implementation chart:
https://buchla.com/guides/208C_208MIDI_ ... tation.pdf

You have to make sure you are sending the correct Midi CC data , note data on the correct channel.

I've gotten everything to fire on the Easel using my Arturia Keystep and a few different iPad apps, so the Morph shouldn't be much different. You'll have to go into the config software I'm guessing and assign the proper things.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:05 pm

Thanks, I'll check. It works okay with my Arturia MiniLab. I just noticed that I can get it to control the mod oscillator but only if I touch two pads at once. So something funny going on. I'll check the config in the Sensel app.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by makers » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:29 pm

I just plugged my Sensel Morph in to the computer and looked at the mappings that they have for the Thunder overlay. I don't think the first 5 presets will work with the Command. They are all MPE based presets and we need a simple "Note On" on channel 1 to control the Command's Keyboard (buss?).It triggers Keyboard on the Command for me on factory presets 6-9 but these presets don't really look like they were made with the Command in mind. If I find the time I'll try to make up a preset that I like better and share here.

You can switch presets by holding the top green pad and picking one of the top 9 number pads.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:37 pm

Thanks, makers! Yes, I was wondering about the MPE vs. XYZ included presets. I tried putting a different preset in but now it occurs to me that I probably didn’t actually switch presets. I’ll try again in the morning. And big thanks for working on a better preset!

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Ahaas1138 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:15 am

Last night I had presets 6 and 7 on the morph working pretty good. I will probably use them as a starting point for making my own mapping.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:24 am

:doh: Yep, that was it! I wasn’t switching out of preset 1. Agree, 6 and 7 seem the best though need some work.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by deltaphoenix » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:31 am

Very cool that so many people are getting to enjoy some Buchla. I remember how blown away I was with first Buchla experiences and it still happens regularly.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by anselmi » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:48 pm

Hi guys, I was thinking about get an Easel, but the extras in the Command are really interesting. Do you know if Buchla assemble/sells Easels with the 208c instead of the classic 208?

If not, I guess one could assemble one from the individual parts, right?

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by winn3r » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:26 pm

anselmi wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Hi guys, I was thinking about get an Easel, but the extras in the Command are really interesting. Do you know if Buchla assemble/sells Easels with the 208c instead of the classic 208?

If not, I guess one could assemble one from the individual parts, right?
208C Easel is on their roadmap :tu: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=229291&p=3227953#p3227953

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by anselmi » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 pm

winn3r wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:26 pm
anselmi wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Hi guys, I was thinking about get an Easel, but the extras in the Command are really interesting. Do you know if Buchla assemble/sells Easels with the 208c instead of the classic 208?

If not, I guess one could assemble one from the individual parts, right?
208C Easel is on their roadmap :tu: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=229291&p=3227953#p3227953
great! thanks!

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Ahaas1138 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:36 am

I had fun with this patch, I used the first morph preset which doesn't send pulse. I'm controlling timber, fm ammounts, and opening the gates all with pressure!


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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by BLACK MARKET » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:29 am

The upcoming things planned for the Easel series in order of release are:

-Rack Ears for the Easel Command case (same ones used on our 4 panel boats) *avail early August. I forgot the price, but $20-30'ish.

-208C Midi Expansion Kit (midi daughterboard and I/O breakout panel with 1/4" audio and DIN midi. USB-A Host is not available). *limited avail early August $199

-newly designed analog preset card *late August *$15-20'ish each

-Program Manager and retrofit kit for 2013-2019 Easel/208 (replaces iProgram Card) *October/November? Hoping to keep the price under $499

-new AUX Card (replaces previous AUX Card) *October/November? Hoping to keep the price under $499

-new LEM218 and 218 a-la-carte module replaces previous 218/LEM218) *October/November? Target price for LEM218 under $999 and under $799 for the 218 module

-new full size Easel in briefcase (replaces 2013-2019 Easel) *January/February? Target street price $3999

Final prices are subject to change, but I'm doing my best to meet these :)
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by 909one » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:05 am

BLACK MARKET wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:29 am
The upcoming things planned for the Easel series in order of release are:

-Rack Ears for the Easel Command case (same ones used on our 4 panel boats) *avail early August. I forgot the price, but $20-30'ish.

-208C Midi Expansion Kit (midi daughterboard and I/O breakout panel with 1/4" audio and DIN midi. USB-A Host is not available). *limited avail early August $199

-newly designed analog preset card *late August *$15-20'ish each

-Program Manager and retrofit kit for 2013-2019 Easel/208 (replaces iProgram Card) *October/November? Hoping to keep the price under $499

-new AUX Card (replaces previous AUX Card) *October/November? Hoping to keep the price under $499

-new LEM218 and 218 a-la-carte module replaces previous 218/LEM218) *October/November? Target price for LEM218 under $999 and under $799 for the 218 module

-new full size Easel in briefcase (replaces 2013-2019 Easel) *January/February? Target street price $3999

Final prices are subject to change, but I'm doing my best to meet these :)
-eric fox
Wow! All this is exciting.
So If we bought the Command, there should be a way to retrofit into a suitecase with the 218 and make the full Easel?

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by prphnc » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:55 am

BLACK MARKET wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:29 am
-new full size Easel in briefcase (replaces 2013-2019 Easel) *January/February? Target street price $3999
YES!
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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