New Buchla Program Manager Card brings Presets to Buchla Music Easel


Buchla USA has introduced the Program Manager Card for the Buchla Music Easel, an add-on that brings Presets to the iconic all-in-one synth design from 1973.

When Buchla introduced the Music Easel, it included the program interface – a card connector that enable you create patches on circuit boards and physically swap patches. While clunky by today’s standards, this modular synth interface was way ahead of its time and laid the groundwork for the iProgram Card, a 2013 expansion card for the Easel that added patch memory and WiFi connectivity.



The Buchla Program Manager is the latest take on this idea, and is designed to take full advantage of the program interface, storing up to 48 Easel presets and interfacing with your computer with a class-compliant MIDI connection.

The Buchla Program Manager App for Mac and Windows gives you the power to manage banks, create programs, and import and export your presets for sharing. Also available is a optional embed kit to install the card into your 208, making it easier to view the screen and keep a lower profile.


Music Easel Compatibility

The new Program Manager Card is compatible out-of-the-box with the Easel Command 208C and upcoming Music Easel. It can be used with the 2013-2017 Music Easels with a DIY modification to the card’s connectors or to the Easel itself.

Program Manager Card is available now for $499.



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