Synth of the Month:
Buchla Music Easel



Buchlas are geared toward complex oscillators using frequency modulation, amplitude modulation, and dynamic waveshaping to produce other forms of timbre modulation.

Many of Don Buchla's designs, including the Low-Pass Gates (later called Dynamic Managers) contain vactrols, photoresistive opto-isolator employed as voltage-controlled potentiometers, which contribute to a very "natural" Buchla sound.

In December 2017, Arturia released a software/plugin emulation of the Music Easel, called the ″Buchla Easel V″, as one of the classic analog synthesizers they represent.