Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by slam » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:16 pm

On Facebook Buchla says they will begin shipping this week :party:

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:27 am

Woho! :yay: I hope that means both the module and the desktop.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by rklem » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:31 pm

So... any shipping notifications?

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by elmerfudd » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:32 pm

A blue bird told me 208C modules have begun shipping with another batch ready early February. The command cases will not be ready until March.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:37 am

Ohh, is that right? I hope they make an official statement on this soon. I assume most people are expecting the command to start shipping these days, as that has been the plan all along. According to their Kickstarter campaign they were on time, finishing the midi stuff and enclousure, in november. Since then there hasn't been much info. I know it isn't unusual with delays and that they're dependent on manufacturers to deliver parts (eg the case/enclosure), but maybe they should communicate a bit more with their customers. People have put down a lot of $$$$.

Oh well. I'm just really looking forward to receive mine : - )

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Ohes » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:42 am

Any idea if it will be possible to 19" rack the easel command?
I don't see any optionnal rack ears for any boat on the Buchla website.
I'm thinking about a live use, but travelling with it must be 100% safe, so the rack is a good answer for me... :hmm:

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:41 am

Plym wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:37 am

Oh well. I'm just really looking forward to receive mine : - )
Me, too. I know they’re just a small number of people and have a whole lot going on, but I wouldn’t mind a bit of an update on this.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by NazzNomi » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:33 pm

I was told Easel Commands are expected to start shipping late March or early April.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by island » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:52 pm

Oh god, so we can wait for summer. Brilliant, Buchla didn't change anything at all.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by 01235813 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:25 pm

island wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Oh god, so we can wait for summer. Brilliant, Buchla didn't change anything at all.
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I wouldn't go so far as to make that assumption just yet, even if they end up delivering a few weeks later than planned.

There was a instagram post from buchla stating that the 208c is getting ready to be shipped.


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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by island » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:57 pm

Maybe you're right, we'll see how many months will be a few weeks.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:24 pm

NazzNomi wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:33 pm
I was told Easel Commands are expected to start shipping late March or early April.
Who told you that? Someone at Buchla? A retailer? Just curious.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by NazzNomi » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:43 pm

Plym wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:24 pm
NazzNomi wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:33 pm
I was told Easel Commands are expected to start shipping late March or early April.
Who told you that? Someone at Buchla? A retailer? Just curious.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:03 pm

Ah, well. I'd rather have them take the time they need and make sure everything is right.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:05 pm

Ah, I see. Then hopefully he'll make an official statement soon. Thanks!

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:40 pm

Quoted from Buchlas FB;

« As we continue to ship 208C modules, we expect Easel Commands to being shipping in April. We are just waiting for the cases to complete. Thanks so much for your patience! »

April/May then.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by 01235813 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:42 pm




Really neat they got a phone set up to do the sequencing.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by elmerfudd » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:58 pm

Sooo, unwelcome news on the Buchla 208C front. As the global supply chain grinds to a halt do to the Corona virus and quarantine in China, several suppliers have said 4 to 6 weeks before shipments resume. This seems to be a common time frame with many disparate companies (a couple of others have said mid April). Guess it's time to get comfy and wait........

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:31 pm



Finally a look at the back end of this thing. Looks great!

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:25 am

Looks like the Kickstarter campaign got an update a few days ago from Eric Fox.



« Hello Everyone!

So... I'm sure you're all wondering what the latest is, right? As we suspected, the 208C moved along just fine (208C backers already have their units!) and we were spending most of our time dealing with MIDI and the powered enclosure. Getting the last 10% nailed down proved to be the most difficult, but alas the pre-production enclosures and MIDI have all been approved and are currently in production along with the large follow-up run of 208Cs.

Speaking of Production, I just returned from a visit to our manufacturer a few days ago in San Francisco. Yes, these are still made in the Bay area! In part due to some extended lead times for certain electrical components that come from Asia (the coronavirus has kept factories closed this entire time) we're looking at a mid/late April ETA for delivery if things go according to plan moving forward. The 208C actually isn't as affected and more can ship sooner because that is already so far along in production. Not the news you wanted to hear, but not the end of the world.

THANK YOU so much for your support and patience. Our pre-production cases/midi were rock solid throughout the entire NAMM show all day every day a few weeks ago and there were no reports of anything crashing or needing to be re-booted.

Please find the attached pictures of the finished enclosure to get you salivating while you anxiously await your new instrument! Contact me any time with ANY questions :)

-eric fox and the entire Buchla gang»

Would be cool to hear from someone who has received their 208c!

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by rampue » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:01 pm

Plym wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:25 am
Would be cool to hear from someone who has received their 208c!
hey. yes. i got mine 2 weeks ago. :)
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by 01235813 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:10 pm

rampue wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Plym wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:25 am
Would be cool to hear from someone who has received their 208c!
hey. yes. i got mine 2 weeks ago. :)

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Thanks for posting!

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What are your first impressions?

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by rampue » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:25 pm

compared to my 208r it feels like a new instrument to me. but in a very good way.
the only thing i'm not really sure about is the switch for the sequencer steps or the mod osc freq on the back.
a little switch on the front panel would be better.
but i had no problems all the time. it works just perfect. :love:

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Plym » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:28 am

rampue wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Plym wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:25 am
Would be cool to hear from someone who has received their 208c!
hey. yes. i got mine 2 weeks ago. :)
Hi! Thanks! Looks great : - ) Congrats! Would love to hear some chops of it.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by deltaphoenix » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:35 am

Any word on the preset recall functionality that is coming? Will it work via the 200e bus?

Basically, I would like to put this in a case but it really only makes sense if it works with the preset manager.

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