Arturia Origin Keyboard The First Ever “Laptop Synthesizer”

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Arturia has posted information on the upcoming Origin Keyboard on their site:

Origin Keyboard is bringing to you a palette of innovative sounds accessible through a well-thought interface. Play a premium quality light-weighted keyboard with 61 keys, velocity response and aftertouch. Then use the joystick, the ribbon controller and the numerous controllers on the interface. Set the inclination of the front panel, whether you want to sit down or stand up when playing. Finally take this panel down and you are good to go to the next stage or the next studio session. Origin Keyboard is an invitation to a unique playing experience. As a matter of fact, it is the first lap-top synthesizer ever.

Arturia’s “laptop synthesizer” concept is interesting. Check out the photos and the specs below, and let me know what you think of it!

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High Level of Control:

  • ultra sensitive 40cm ribbon controller
  • high quality light-weighted 61 keys keyboard, with velocity response and aftertouch
  • Modulation and pitch-bend wheels, 3-mode Joystick, 21 potentiometers, 32 encoders, 81 switchs

Ergonomic design:

  • Self adjustable front panel, from 0° to 135°, giving you total setup flexibility.
  • 5.2” TFT screen for clear visual feedback.
  • complete mobile solution, offering everything you need to perform your sounds in a single, easily transportable cabinet.

Unique Origin Sound Engine:

  • Modular system coming with more than 80 modules, some new, some excerpted from legendary synthesizers from the past.
  • Accessible as a plug-in within the main sequencer programs.
  • All sounds are totally editable on the Hardware but also editable through the Origin Software application.

The Arturia Origin Keyboard is in the planning stage still and no pricing has been announced.

Update: The Origin Keyboard pricing is $3499.

via Sequencer.de

7 thoughts on “Arturia Origin Keyboard The First Ever “Laptop Synthesizer”

  1. Origin looks cool, but I wonder how it will compete against Arturia's current products… The argument for me is that for around $2000, I could buy Arturia's current soft-synth bundle, a keyboard controller, AND a high-end AD/DA converter from Mytek or Apogee (and the sound quality will be much better than the Origin's conversion). Doesn't make sense to me, especially because real analog gets cheaper every day (for 2500, you could buy a real modular)… Hope they can up the ante…

  2. Origin looks cool, but I wonder how it will compete against Arturia's current products… The argument for me is that for around $2000, I could buy Arturia's current soft-synth bundle, a keyboard controller, AND a high-end AD/DA converter from Mytek or Apogee (and the sound quality will be much better than the Origin's conversion). Doesn't make sense to me, especially because real analog gets cheaper every day (for 2500, you could buy a real modular)… Hope they can up the ante…

  3. You are going to stick with a MONOPHONIC modular analog, for the same price as the origin (poly/multi), believe the sound is so incredible. And buying all the arturia softwares is good but it will not replace the origin, since only the origin can mix different modules of different arturia synths, and more.

  4. I'd buy it for $19.95. Wouldn't hesitiate a second. Or even for $599. Any more than than that…well, I already have too many virtual analog solutions to justify it.

  5. I'd buy it for $19.95. Wouldn't hesitiate a second. Or even for $599. Any more than than that…well, I already have too many virtual analog solutions to justify it.

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