Inspired by the Buchla Music Easel, Canvas is an additive synthesizer designed for experimental music composition and performance.
Inspired by the legendary Buchla Music Easel, Canvas is a DIY additive synthesizer designed for experimental music composition and performance.
Canvas is designed to inspire exploration. With its countless routing possibilities, using switches and touch pads, one can discover a world of sound, melodies and groovy patterns. The synth engine, routing and interface are drawn from the original 1972 Buchla Music Easel.
Canvas runs a complex oscillator with patchable wave shape controls. A second oscillator can be used to modulate the complex oscillator (both AM and FM) and can be added as an additional voice as well. Two LPGs (low pass gates) and VCAs (voltage controlled amplifiers) are assigned to the oscillators output and can be controlled by two envelopes.
In its heart, Canvas has a 5-step sequencer, clock, pulser (sawtooth waveform) and random voltage source. These can be routed in different ways to control the various parameters of the instrument.