The Buchla Easel Command 208C, as this analogue modular synthesiser is called, appeared in 2020, as the third variant of the original Music Easel. It was released by Don Buchla in 1973 as a performance synthesiser, with a touch-key keyboard and in a case. In the years that followed, the Easel was produced, sometimes with long breaks, unchanged.
The company’s acquisition in 2012 led to a modified version in 2013, in which the keyboard became optional, but which was only in production for a short time. Since 2020, Buchla has offered the Easel Command in this form, and recently came out with the Program Manager Card, which pairs this synthesiser with a computer!
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