Buchla Easel Remote Control 4+

Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free

iPad Screenshots


This iPad app enables owners of the new generation Buchla Easel musical instrument to remote control the device via WiFi or MIDI. Complex patches (performances) can be created and stored within the app. A selected subset of up to 24 performances can be stored in the iProgramCard for direct accessibility.

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Added a Performances reordering feature
Minor UI Updates

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Modus Op ,

Crashes After Start Screen

Just a heads up that this app seems to crash immediately after the startup screen. Using an iPad 3. Waiting to purchase the iprogram card until this works.

Jj mallet pro ,

Key output fixed with card firmware update. Rebooting helps.

I’m pleased to say that without updating the app it seems the virtual keyboard control of the 218e — and now the 208C internal MIDI bus — now works again if you firmware update the iProgramCard to version 63. Its available on the Buchla download web page. BTW the 218e needs to ‘remote enabled’ and 208C In Both in remote mode for that to work.
I also discovered I could get WiFi working better after I was forced to use it because I lost my iPad ‘camera kit’ I was using for a cabled connection. WiFi problems were solved when I rebooted the app AFTER connecting to card via WiFi. Of course WiFi hardware antenna on the iProgramCard is still only 2.4GHz though, so won’t work for a 5Ghz network. But even then I could only move a fader at a time and it didn’t download programs without error UNTIL I rebooted the app.
And this app still works on iOS 13!
It’s not a perfect app, and an inverter and 208C looking edition would be nice. But it works well for me now. And it works on the 208C without need for the 218e!
If you have or are considering an iProgramCard, this is still a useful graphical interface for creating new programs.

DamianW ,

Does not send MIDI Note On

I wish I could say this app worked properly given the $1000 price of entry for an iProgram card. While the patching is mostly effective, the Midi Note functionality is strangely absent. Basically, the keyboard is useless in the latest version of the app.

App Privacy

The developer, Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments Pty Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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