Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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The Elf wrote:I'm a great believer in getting what you truly want (all considerations of cost and practicality aside - we all have our limits, of course), rather than compromising. At the point where you have that magical talisman that's going to transform your life... the 'what ifs' are finally put to bed and it's all about *your* abilities - no more excuses.

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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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BJG145 wrote:
BobTheDog wrote:Do they actually produce the keyboard one anymore?

It seems they were discontinued, but they've announced a new one. (4.14 in the video.)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=455711572128601

Buchla wrote:More exciting news...this spring of 2021 we'll be releasing the new full-size Music Easel including the 208C, an updated 218E keyboard, a new briefcase enclosure, with a target price of $3999


Interesting, also cheap-er, I’m waiting for the drawbacks.
So now I’ve got to wait until this thing appears, whenever that will be.
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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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Might drive down second-hand prices a bit if there's a new model available though.
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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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blinddrew wrote:Might drive down second-hand prices a bit if there's a new model available though.

Probably not, there’s a whole bunch of people that think certain models sounded best, normally the older ones, even though it may not be true, you know what it’s like with this stuff, my Easel sounded just fine, can’t imagine it any better, and that was a new one.
I’d get that Command module, but it hasn’t got a case with a built in keyboard, my main reason for buying it.
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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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I wonder if they'll do a new Easel-K. Secondhand prices for Thunders are astronomical. I was surprised to see Buchla offering the Sensel Morph overlay as a bundle on their website. I mean, it's fun, but, not really the same. I guess it makes sense though.
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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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BJG145 wrote:I wonder if they'll do a new Easel-K. Secondhand prices for Thunders are astronomical. I was surprised to see Buchla offering the Sensel Morph overlay as a bundle on their website. I mean, it's fun, but, not really the same. I guess it makes sense though.

I was torn between an Easle K and the normal keyboard, doesn’t that K look like something from Area 51?
Trouble is the 223e is so powerful, with lots of control options, you really need a bigger system to make the most of it.
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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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Arpangel wrote:
BJG145 wrote:I wonder if they'll do a new Easel-K. Secondhand prices for Thunders are astronomical. I was surprised to see Buchla offering the Sensel Morph overlay as a bundle on their website. I mean, it's fun, but, not really the same. I guess it makes sense though.

I was torn between an Easle K and the normal keyboard, doesn’t that K look like something from Area 51?
Trouble is the 223e is so powerful, with lots of control options, you really need a bigger system to make the most of it.

It’s the tyranny of choice, again!
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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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RichardT wrote:
Arpangel wrote:
BJG145 wrote:I wonder if they'll do a new Easel-K. Secondhand prices for Thunders are astronomical. I was surprised to see Buchla offering the Sensel Morph overlay as a bundle on their website. I mean, it's fun, but, not really the same. I guess it makes sense though.

I was torn between an Easle K and the normal keyboard, doesn’t that K look like something from Area 51?
Trouble is the 223e is so powerful, with lots of control options, you really need a bigger system to make the most of it.

It’s the tyranny of choice, again!

It’s no choice, once things go over five grand I have to sit down with a large Brandy, and get real. Trouble is, there’s no substitute for an Easel, you can put a Buchla system together that is rack case based, and cut corners financially, Samomodular make great cases, and you can get secondhand modules, but it’s the suitcase style of the Easel I need.
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Re: Subharmonicon, or Buchla Easel.

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Don Buchla would have loved this, true spirit, and this man deserves to enter the gates of Paradise immediately.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzvnCM3Z4SQ
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