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Arturia Buchla Easel V Explained®

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  • Introduction & Overview 3:13

    Introduction & Overview

    First, get a brief look at the broad aspects and nature of the Arturia Buchla Easel V, as well as a bit of history, before digging further into this recreation of a classic West Coast synthesizer.

  • The User Interface & Basic Operation 8:45

    The User Interface & Basic Operation

    In this video, you'll get acquainted with the main interface and general layout of the Buchla Easel V, so you'll be on solid footing when moving forward.

  • The Audio Section 9:44

    The Audio Section

    The workflow of the Buchla Easel V offers many unique possibilities. Here, discover how to generate sound and send it through its signal path.

  • The Voltage Control Section 7:09

    The Voltage Control Section

    In this video, learn how to further modulate signals with the Voltage Control Section, featuring the pulser, envelope generator, and sequential voltage source.

  • The Keyboard Section 6:37

    The Keyboard Section

    The Buchla Easel V's keyboard is essentially another voltage source to control your sound, and it offers unique options to make interesting modulation of frequency and more.

  • Semi Modular Routing & Output 9:00

    Semi Modular Routing & Output

    Now that you've seen the main sections of the instrument, explore how they can all interact and connect through semi modular routing for modulation.

  • Advanced Mode: Hand Sections 8:14

    Advanced Mode: Hand Sections

    In the Advanced Panel, there are sections emulating the use of the left and right hands on the instrument. They act as parameter modulation and a sequencer for keyboard movement.

  • Advanced Mode: Gravity Universe 6:36

    Advanced Mode: Gravity Universe

    Another source of modulation, discover the Gravity Universe, which allows for an interesting cosmic logic for movement of defined parameters.

  • Advanced Mode: Effects 7:45

    Advanced Mode: Effects

    At the end of the signal path, you have the option to add two slots of ten available effects to finalize your sound output. Here, explore the nature of each effect.

  • Preset Management & the Browser 8:05

    Preset Management & the Browser

    Arturia's intuitive preset browser provides excellent organization of sounds in the Buchla Easel V. In this video, you'll learn how we can sort through it.

  • Sound Design: Bass Sequence 6:30

    Sound Design: Bass Sequence

    Discover how to create and experiment with a bass sound to get a taste of sound design in the Buchla Easel V.

  • Sound Design: Lead 7:44

    Sound Design: Lead

    Next, take some sound design ideas a few steps further to create a lead sound using the Buchla Easel V.

  • Sound Design: Experimental Pad 8:51

    Sound Design: Experimental Pad

    Being the unique instrument that it is, the Buchla Easel V allows for all kinds of effects and experimental noises. Here, follow along as Tyler employs many different aspects of the instrument to create a unique soundscape.

  • Review & Conclusion 5:07

    Review & Conclusion

    To close things out, get a quick review of all that you've learned in the Buchla Easel V, plus a few closing remarks and tips so that you're fully ready to jump in and create countless exciting sounds in this amazing instrument!

Product Overview

Synth expert Tyler Coffin presents comprehensive Arturia Buchla Easel V video tutorials! If you want to learn how to get the most out of this amazing West Coast synthesizer emulation, this is the course to watch! Tyler breaks down this incredible instrument piece by piece, demonstrating each section with examples that highlight the amazing sounds possible. These videos are for new Buchla Easel users.

Tyler welcomes you and then starts with a brief overview of the synth's layout and structure and also provides a bit of history on the classic hardware unit. Then explore the workflow of the Easel and discover some of the many ways you can generate sounds and send them through various signal paths.

Next, check out the Voltage Control Section, which allows you to modulate signals via the pulser, envelope generator, and sequential voltage source. Also learn about the unique keyboard options present with the Buchla and discover the boundless creativity that lies within semi modular routing!

Throughout the rest of the course, you'll explore many other unique features, including Advanced Mode "Hand" Sections (emulating the use of the left and right hands on the instrument), Gravity Universe (another inspiring modulation source), and up to ten different effects to further tailor your sound. Tyler closes out the tutorial with three sound design examples (bass sequence, lead, and experimental pad) so you can get some hands-on experience in creating some exciting sounds from scratch!

To see exactly what these in-depth Arturia Buchla Easel V tutorials show you, and how they'll make using Easel V to create otherworldly sounds fun and easy, check out the individual Buchla Easel V video tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn to harness the inimitable and beautiful sounds of West Coast synthesis... Watch “Arturia Buchla Easeal V Explained®” now.

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