The 223e comprises two components: A 3-panel-unit tactile surface (the Multi-Dimensional Kinesthetic Input) for generating user control data, and the single-panel Tactile Input Port module, which provides edit / programming control for the tactile surface, and houses the control voltage outputs and the controls for the built-in arpeggiator.
The tactile surface features an ergonomic array of 27 velocity- and pressure-sensing keypads, fourteen of which respond to location in one or two dimensions. Pressure sensitivity ranges from feather-weight to several pounds. Arranged into multiple user-defined groups ranging in size from 1 to 25, the keypads can produce a wide array of user-programmed control voltages. The surface can be mounted in three panel spaces in a 200e-series cabinet (usually in the lowest boat, for playing convenience), or independently mounted in a 201e-3 Passive Frame.
Location, pressure, impact, and tuned voltages, as well as pulses generated by the tactile surface are presented at a total of 30 outputs on the Tactile Input Port module.
The arpeggiator features multiple patterns, internal and external clocks, and a variety of additional features. All settings, including Tactile Input keypad programming, can be saved and recalled by the Preset Manager on the 225e or 206e module.
Other modules by Buchla | 206e Mixer / Preset Manager | 207e Mixer / Microphone Preamplifier | 210e Control and Signal Router | 225e MIDI Decoder / Preset Manager | 227e System Interface | 230e Triple Envelope Tracker / Preamplifier | 250e Arbitrary Function Generator | 251e Quad Sequential Voltage Source | 252e Buchla Polyphonic Rythm Generator | 256e Quad Control Voltage Processor | 266e Source of Uncertainty | 257e Control Voltage Processor | 267e Uncertainty Source / Dual Filter | 261e Complex Waveform Generator | 259e Twisted Waveform Generator | 272e Polyphonic Tuner | 266e Source of Uncertainty | 281e Quad Function Generator | 285e Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator | 291e Triple Morphing Filter | 292e Quad Dynamics Manager | 296e Spectral Processor | 297 Infinite Phase Shifter