Expressive E shared this video update on their upcoming Osmose expressive synthesizer.
The Osmose features a new keyboard design with ‘Augmented Keyboard Action’, which offers three continuous dimensions of control for each key: Initial Pressure, Aftertouch, and Note Bend. This means that you can control each individual note with a level of expression not possible with traditional keyboards.
These dimensions not only allow for a new level of control when playing live on the keybed, but also enable a new kind of arpeggiator, which Expressive E calls the MPE Arpeggiator.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Our MPE Arpeggiator has the classic parameters that you would expect, but on top of that, your gestures can introduce a myriad of variations to your pattern just by modulating every single note independently with your fingertips, no matter if using the internal Haken Audio EaganMatrix sound engine, or playing with external instruments.
Indeed, Osmose’s Arpeggiator opens up exciting possibilities even for regular, mono-channel, non-MPE instruments.
Pricing and Availability
The Osmose is available to pre-order now, priced at $1,799 USD, and is expected to start shipping this fall.