Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by peloazul » Sun May 03, 2020 5:51 pm

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Congrats! when did you get your 208C?
Thanks! Some time in February - I think. I ordered one of the limited edition ones simply on the hunch that "ships first" would be relevant, and I didn't think I'd need the midi/extra outs to start with.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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Congrats! when did you get your 208C?
Thanks! Some time in February - I think. I ordered one of the limited edition ones simply on the hunch that "ships first" would be relevant, and I didn't think I'd need the midi/extra outs to start with.

Thanks! Yeah I understood it as it is happening slowly but surely, so I am not gonna sweat too hard, I wonder how many they made for this initial run in total, given the Buchla isn't exactly Korg or Roland I would guess maybe its a few hundred units to start?

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by adolan » Mon May 04, 2020 11:38 am

I got an email this am, they are on schedule, in the homes stretch so fingers crossed for mid may!

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I got an email this am, they are on schedule, in the homes stretch so fingers crossed for mid may!
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 7:15 am

Does anyone know definitively if ALL Easel Command units come with the USB A host module preinstalled?

Can’t tell if the wording (“Includes the USB A (host) expansion port.”) on the preorder pages for the $3299 version is just to instill confidence that the USB A host module will be preinstalled and operational for use with the included Sensel morph controller or that it’s implied that the $2999 version does NOT have it.

If that’s the case I wish they would have written $2999 version does NOT include USB A host module.

Also wondering if it’s not included that the USB A module can be installed by the user at a later date. Can’t imagine they’d want to clog up the system and have folks ship back thier Easel Command units just for that.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Selador » Tue May 05, 2020 7:22 am

I've also seen various accounts saying for sure yes, or not having heard anything about, a breakout panel for the back of standard boats with all the I/O from the Command boat made available. So I presume that maybe it's an option, but doesn't come with the standard one.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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I've also seen various accounts saying for sure yes, or not having heard anything about, a breakout panel for the back of standard boats with all the I/O from the Command boat made available. So I presume that maybe it's an option, but doesn't come with the standard one.
So is this a yes, regular Command units without the Sensel morph option definitely have the USB A Host module or no?

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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Tue May 05, 2020 7:15 am
Does anyone know definitively if ALL Easel Command units come with the USB A host module preinstalled?

Can’t tell if the wording (“Includes the USB A (host) expansion port.”) on the preorder pages for the $3299 version is just to instill confidence that the USB A host module will be preinstalled and operational for use with the included Sensel morph controller or that it’s implied that the $2999 version does NOT have it.

If that’s the case I wish they would have written $2999 version does NOT include USB A host module.

Also wondering if it’s not included that the USB A module can be installed by the user at a later date. Can’t imagine they’d want to clog up the system and have folks ship back thier Easel Command units just for that.
Really? I just ordered the sensel morph from Schneidersladen. I didn't know it was included! :eek: :bang:

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Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am

It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
I ordered this :hihi: no problem, now I cancel the order from schneidersladen

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greenanother wrote:
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It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
Well that's a bit disappointing. I must have missed that in the description. As mentioned before I already picked up a Sensel with the Thunderbird overlay. I got it at a very good price with a coupon I picked up from Sensel at a Synth/Pedal expo that was here in PDX just before the shutdown of the city. I wonder if I can get the USB host separately?
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am

I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by NazzNomi » Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am

Synth Con Meo wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:50 am
greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am
It’s only included in the more expensive Easel Command package.
Well that's a bit disappointing. I must have missed that in the description. As mentioned before I already picked up a Sensel with the Thunderbird overlay. I got it at a very good price with a coupon I picked up from Sensel at a Synth/Pedal expo that was here in PDX just before the shutdown of the city. I wonder if I can get the USB host separately?
If not, there is always this: https://kentonuk.com/product/midi-usb-host-mkii/

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by peloazul » Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am

I can confirm that the 208C (no case, no sensel morph) does not have any sort of midi or audio offboard pcb included. Just the module (and cables).

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Synth Con Meo » Tue May 05, 2020 10:37 am

peloazul wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am
I can confirm that the 208C (no case, no sensel morph) does not have any sort of midi or audio offboard pcb included. Just the module (and cables).
Well I was opting for the Easel command which does have the case and power and Midi. Looking back at the description that it states:

"● MIDI input(USB B/DIN) standard on Easel Command, optional on 208C. " which I wasn't thinking about needing a host, just was assuming that the USB B was going to take care of it.

But in another line it does state:

"● MIDI A (USB Host) optional expansion port. " so it sort of tells the story right there. Again I am hoping that I can get it separately and install it myself. Eventually I may get a 218 (especially if they start offering them again).
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am
mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
Okay so now I just got an email from Foxtone saying that all the Easel Commands come with the USB A host installed. :hmm: Hope he read my email right and is 100% certain...
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

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greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm
greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am
mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
Okay so now I just got an email from Foxtone saying that all the Easel Commands come with the USB A host installed. :hmm: Hope he read my email right and is 100% certain...
This would make sense, seeing as they'd not want to double back to accommodate further down the line, get it right out the gate and keep it moving fwd!! :)

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by Memecos » Tue May 05, 2020 4:22 pm

greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm
greenanother wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am
mgscheue wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 am
I asked them about this and the answer I got was the expansion port is included with the Sensel Morph package but not the standard Command Module.
Okay, thank you; that’s what I needed to know.
Okay so now I just got an email from Foxtone saying that all the Easel Commands come with the USB A host installed. :hmm: Hope he read my email right and is 100% certain...
Good news! :hyper:

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by mgscheue » Tue May 05, 2020 7:38 pm

Oh interesting! Thank you.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by trick » Tue May 05, 2020 7:44 pm

USB A (Host) is optional, but is included specifically with the Easel Command they are selling bundled with Sensel Morph/Thunder Overlay.

USB A (Host) does not come standard.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 9:18 pm

trick wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:44 pm
USB A (Host) is optional, but is included specifically with the Easel Command they are selling bundled with Sensel Morph/Thunder Overlay.

USB A (Host) does not come standard.
So Foxtone got it wrong then?
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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by trick » Tue May 05, 2020 9:39 pm

I just got this info directly from Eric Fox immediately after seeing the post on USB A and then asked him to clarify.

I don't think anyone got it "wrong", per se, but clearly there was a misunderstanding.

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Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

Post by greenanother » Tue May 05, 2020 10:03 pm

The recent set of posts in this thread on USB A? Okay, thanks for following up. Had my suspicions something wasn’t right. They’re apparently overloaded over there right now.
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