The 200e may be new but it is still a classic modular system. Well, that's open to debate. Not an e series and can not store settings. The company was renamed Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments as part of the acquisition. A close friend of mine is next-level-synth-junkie and through him I got to play with Easels, Synthis, 200's, massive Serge systems, etc.
So a blue jack is an output from the sequencer, an orange jack is the envelope generator output, a yellow jack is the pulser output, purple is aftertouch output, and white are the outputs from the random generator. One look at the Buchla Easel V and you know this is a different beast. Both these functions can be modulated by the Modulation oscillator. I bought mine the day before the price increase. I ran the machine on two systems to test. Although it does have some quirks, ultimately, Spire sounds terrific, generating everything from huge, brassy unison timbres to crystalline digital tones. This coveted dual oscillator module is the first-ever officially licensed plug-in version of a Buchla product.
Design and perform soundscapes that burble, shimmer, pulse and evolve without ever touching a keyboard or pad—unless you want to add even more control. We have a zero tolerance policy for that sort of thing and it is strictly enforced. And finally, Solveig also has a self-oscillating resonant filter. A single output can be routed to three inputs. They match the color of the controls of the modules. I bought one less than a month ago Check out the comments - some of your questions and curiosities are answered in depth in that thread.
These won't sound like synthwave or house, and whether that's good or bad is up to you, as you have already surmised. One click reveals all the new additions. Welcome to West Coast school of synthesis Your music breaks from the pack. The idea was to create an all-in-one, purpose-built electronic musical instrument that could replace the hodgepodge of laboratory oscillators, filters and modulators with which most electronic music was made up to that point. In 2012 the original company led by Don Buchla was acquired by a group of Australian investors trading as Audio Supermarket Pty. New systems must be ordered directly from Buchla and they are expensive! At the far right of this section is the output section, which has a number of controls for sound production and processing. This is one of the few instruments that we can confidently say is excellent for most categories of synth sound.
Full of quixotic rhythmical bleeps, chirps and squalls, accompanied by distinctive percussive sequences, the work stands in stark contrast to the record that would make Moog a household name, Wendy Carlos' comparatively conventional Switched On Bach. Go to or one of the Facebook Synth Memes groups instead. The Concrète is almost entirely about sound-processing, assuming you already have an instrument to feed into it. The inclusion of the new classic oscillator bank and new modulation options take this plugin in new and exciting directions, building on its spectral foundations to deliver more 'music- friendly' sounds. This has a number of routing possibilities as well. It offers enough fixes and additions to tease open the wallets of hesitant buyers, but retains everything we liked so much about the original.
I'm completely enamored with it. The Easel also treats control voltages and audio completely separately, unlike eurorack and 5U modular. The 200e modules convert all signals to analog at the panel, appearing to the user like an analog system, with patch cables. In fact the only other synths I used were the Juno 6 for a little pad and a two-synth melody line paired with the Easel and my Sub 37 for a bass line at the end that I could've just as easily tracked on the Easel, but felt like mixing things up a bit. Control the sound with the movement of a projectile flying among planets and worm holes! Uses waveshape table driven synthesis with analog circuitry. That's a matter of opinion I suppose. The Right Hand section gives you a modern step sequencer with innovative options.
Fans of the original will be blown away by the authenticity of its sound and response, and have a ball with the integrated effects and extra modulators. The 200e series is not exactly analog either nor digital. A preset manager is also incorporated. The Gravity controller is shown in the first picture below; a typical Left Hand drawn pattern is shown in the picture below that. Right Hand is a polyphonic step sequencer.
With its huge audio soundbank, exciting new sound-shaping systems, easy browser and powerful virtual analogue architecture, it was a sound designer's dream come true. But only one jack at a time can go to an input. The 200e series is truly an analog-digital hybrid modular system with an analog user-interface but a state-of-the art underlying electronic system designed to provide stable, dynamic musical sounds with exceptional sonic quality. A preset manager is also incorporated. Can morph smoothly between these softer sounds and the more in-your-face sounds. Now you can with the Buchla Easel V. The company was renamed Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments as part of the acquisition.