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The Yudo Neuman – A Futuristic Touchscreen Synthesizer

At the 2018 NAMM Show, Yudo introduced the Neuman multi-touch synthesizer – a futuristic design that pairs a giant iPad-style touchscreen interface with a traditional musical keyboard.

We talked with Yudo’s Mieko Saruwatari, who gave us a quick introduction to the new instrument.

At this point, the Neuman synthesizer is a design prototype for a new type of flagship synth. Saruwatari says that, at this point, they expect several several more years of development before the Neuman can be released.

Because this is an early stage prototype, details are to come.

Check out the design, though, and leave a comment and let us know what you think of the idea of using the entire top of a synth as a multi-touch display that trades tactile control for flexibility.