If and when BEMI finally makes the Music Easel a readily available item instead of a series of teasers, this clone certainly serves as a fine substitute. While in vintage form this four-paneled monster was called the "Stored Program Sound Source" (due to plug-in sound storage/retrieval cards), it is primary known today as the functional guts of the Buchla Music Easel. The heart of this instrument is its combination of complex and modulation oscillators with pulse, CV (sequencer & random "control"), and filter combinations allowing even more timbral, pitch, waveshape and rhythmic push/pull. That the 208 is without a keyboard is small loss to noise-heads whose distain for pitch is legendary. You may want to try the Keith McMillen QuNexus keyboard as another trigger source to add to the 208. It couldn't hurt, or could it?