Synth Porn: Buchla Music Easel

This surreal and haunting video shows Charles Cohen on the "Buchla Music Easel," an almost ancient synthesizer — 1973! — that uses a modular system to allow musicians to generate and modify musical noises within the same unit. Don Buchla created the Music Easel's predecessor, the "Music Box," in 1963, the same year Bob Moog invented his famous synth.

The Music Easel can be run on batteries and easily transported, weighing only 30 pounds. Sadly, only 14 were ever made.

The most beautiful piece of synth porn I've ever seen [Music Thing]

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