The Buchla Music Easel can be as daunting as it is fascinating. Unlike most electronic music  instruments that rely on simple oscillator shapes and character-infusing filters to shape them, the Music Easel has a very different sonic philosophy. And instead of relying on a piano keyboard as its primary source of input, the Music Easel has many approaches to exciting its output.

We’ve collected several resources to help you on your Music Easel journey. From the original Operating Directive to the contemporary guides for the Music Easel, along with videos for making amazing patches and resources for wiring up Retro Program Cards, we want you to get the most out of your Music Easel.

Video Tutorials

Video Manual

First Sound

Syncing & Sequencing

Many Small Details

Make a Generative Patch

Program Manager Embed Kit