Improvising With Arturia's New Buchla Easel V
In this video from Youtuber Trübüla, we watch a live improvisation using Arturia’s new Buchla Easel V, an emulation of the original Buchla Music Easel released in 1973.
While many may be quick to argue that Arturia’s plugin emulation does not compare with the original synth, it’s worth noting that the plugin costs $99 while the original Buchla Music Easel costs nearly $5000. For someone that’s after the sounds of the original with not a lot of money, the Arturia emulation is a perfect option to consider.
Arturia Buchla Easal V Features
- A component-level model of the Buchla Music Easel
- Complex and Modulation oscillators, dual Low Pass Gates, output section with spring reverb modelling
- Modulation sources perfecly reproduced : 5-step Sequencer, Envelope Generator, Pulser
- Semi-modular architecture, color-coded routing and cables
- Enhanced functionalities, synchronizable Pulser and Clock, Oscillators quantization
- Left Hand modulation sources to create multi-point envelopes and LFOs. Add randomness and smoothing to the modulation
- Right Hand step-sequencer module
- Gravity XY modulation source. Control the sound with the movement of a projectile flying among planets and worm holes!
- 10 effects, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Overdrive, Delay, …
- Control on the Vactrol modelling for fast, medium or slow response
- Up to 4 voices of polyphony
- 256 factory presets
The Arturia Buchla Easel V is currently priced at $99 and you can visit the Arturia website to learn more.
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