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Music Easel iProgram card



Buchla Music Easel iProgram card is the ultimate accessory to modernize your Music Easel‰ÛÒa flexible replacement for the original resistor-based Program Cards. It makes use of the Program Card slot and enables patch editing, patch/librarian management, and even real-time performance from an iPad via the iProgram Card App. The iProgram Card communicates with the iPad via WiFi*. The iProgram card can store up to 24 presets in local flash memory so that it can be used independently from the iPad application. Two push buttons allow the user to scroll through and load any stored preset. The iProgram Card App includes access to all sliders, knobs, patch points on the Music Easel (except output section), as well as additional routing options not available from the Easel‰Ûªs front panel. The emulated 218 touch keyboard can be latched for more arpeggiation possibilities. Specifications - Card fits in Easel Program Card slot - 16ÌÑ2 display for card status, VFD is ideal for stage or low-light environments - 24 locally stored presets on-card and can function independent of iPad app - Unlimited number of presets can be stored in iPad - On-board Hardware directly emulates resistor settings in original card. ‰ÛÏTodd Barton‰Û_.. The iprogram card is the 21st century interface to the classic 20th century Buchla Music Easel, analog synthesizer. The card, in combination with its iPad app, lets you program all the parameters of the Easel‰Ûªs sliders and knobs, save them as a performance patch, then recall the patch with the touch of a button. The iprogram card App stores limitless performance patches. You can create your own ‰ÛÏbank‰Û of 24 performances and upload them to the card for instant recall. The card can be accessed by the Easel in either ‰ÛÏremote‰Û mode or ‰ÛÏboth‰Û mode. In remote mode, the card takes precedence (all sliders and knobs become inactive) and you can control and change the Easel with all the parameters of the keyboard: portamento, arpeggiator, octaves and preset voltages. In both mode, with creative programming you can also interact with Easel‰Ûªs sliders and knobs. Important features of the iPad App are: -Latching of the virtual keys in arpeggiation mode. -Extra patch points for CV of the Envelope Generator and Timbre Waveforms. -Ability to perform/control the Easel in a ‰ÛÏlive‰Û performance. The Easel is first and foremost a performance instrument. As Don Buchla stated in the forward to Allen Strange‰Ûªs original 1975 Easel manual: ‰ÛÏOur goal was to create an instrument for performance. One with a vocabulary that was varied, accessible, and not presumptive. We weren‰Ûªt particularly inåÂterested in imitating any extant instruments, either functionally or acoustically. We did want the potential for expressive, real-time performåÂer-instrument interaction.‰Û The iprogram card goes a long way to enhancing and expanding the Easel‰Ûªs performability. And keep in mind, both Don and Allen always thought of the original program card (where you soldered resistors to mimic slider/knob settings), not as a ‰ÛÏpreset‰Û but as an ‰ÛÏinstrument definition‰Û ‰ÛÒ that is each program card was a different expressive performance instrument. Typically I do an entire concert set manipulating just one ‰ÛÏinstrument definition‰Û, the fact that I can now have 24 ‰ÛÏinstruments‰Û immediately available boggles my mind! åÊManual Available atåÊhttp://www.buchla.com/guides/iProgramCardManual.pdf ***PLEASE NOTE*** While Buchla is spending the first part of 2017 making systematic improvements in order to upgrade your overall customer experience, products may take 1-4 weeks for delivery. Once an order is placed, we will contact you right away with an ETA. Ultimately inventory levels should be good so that there is never a wait, but we do appreciate your patience as we all go through this together :) -eric fox and the gang

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