3 Buchla Music Easels Live – Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard & Eden Mononym

via Todd Barton:

“Bruce Bayard and I continue our first Friday concert series exploring quadraphonic sound and improvised electronic music at the Schneider Museum of Art on the SOU campus Friday, September 5 at 11 a.m.

We are really excited to be joined this month my special guest, Eden Mononym a deeply expressive and compelling composer/synthesist. All three of us will be performing on Buchla


” Here is a single one pass patch , just the Easel you hear no effects , changes are subtle so headphones recommended. Made using Ableton Live with Kirnu Cream VST Arpeggiator sending MIDI to Easel.”

A picture of the patch.

Easel iCard Tips and Tricks

Published on Aug 28, 2014 Todd Barton

“Though a low-res-shot-from-the-hip type production, hopefully you’ll be able to glean a few useful nuggets, tips or tricks. Everything here for the newbie to intermediate Easel iProgram Card and App user. Apologies for the poor audio quality the focus is more on information than sound at this point. You can get the app for free here:


Published on Aug 23, 2014 Benjamin Kinsman

“this week i got a buchla/toppobrillo dual function generator and another op-1 (always regretted selling the first one).
main keys & main drums: op-1 into ssf ptg (just to boost the level) which is then mult’d to two destinations 1) optomx in with complex envelope structure from make noise maths and toppobrillo dual function generator, triggers from

External CV On Easel with Frostwave SpaceBeam

Published on Aug 18, 2014 Brian Comnes

Details via Brian Comnes:

“Its not the best audio, but hey it gets the point across.

The SpaceBeam has CV out on a TS jack, so the tip (+voltsgr) goes to the the CV IN and the ring goes to the ground plug on the side of the Easel /

The Space bean puts out 0.12 volts to 10.6 volts depending on distance – when the green LED goes on it is operating. The

Buchla Music Easel

Published on Aug 15, 2014 AudioCentralMagazine

“Some fiddlin’ with Buchla Music Easel. Pressure on Arpeggiator speed, Pulser in Self Mode for clocking Sequencer and Envelope. Envelope in Transient Mode for driving Lopass Gate.”

Todd Barton Buchla Music Easel PDX Gig August 23

via Todd Barton, Consulting Artist for Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments (BEMI) & Composer Emeritus, Oregon Shakespeare Festival:

“Dear Friends,
I’m really looking forward to being a part of Eden Mononym’s performance at the CYMA Space in Portland on Saturday evening August 23.

There will be 7 performers and Eden and I will be last to perform probably around 9:20-9:30 p.m start time. We’ll

Buchla Electric Music Box syncing Bleep Labs Bleep Drum

Published on Aug 10, 2014 alka

“Open-air test of a little voltage converter/tempo sync I built for the Buchla Electric Music Box to Bleep Labs Bleep Drum.”