Expressive E Intros Imagine Multidimensional Physical Modeling Synth

Expressive E & AAS have introduced Imagine, a new physical modeling synthesizer designed for expressive control.

Imagine offers hundreds of physically modeled instrument layers. Each preset combines two of these instrument layers to create expressive acoustic timbres.


  • Atypical instruments – Imagine offers hundreds of instrument layers, “meticulously modeled” to bring their very own character.
  • Playful sound design – Each instrument has its very own character that can be easily adjusted with great flexibility.
  • Vivid textures, morphing acoustic – Combine the layers of instruments and modulate their characteristics in real time.
  • Enhance and articulate – Imagine offers a complete tool set of effects ideal for enhancing your sounds. Everything is designed for real-time manipulation to easily create fluid articulations, breaks, drops, or to dynamically modify reverbs and delays.
  • Multi-stage envelope generators – For further expressive possibilities, Imagine contains MSEGs that pack a huge collection of modulations for your sounds.
  • Intelligent modulation system – Behind the scenes, everything is optimized to provide you the best expressive experience possible: no dead zones; sensitivity curves and ranges are continuously scaled.
  • Optimized macros – Significant optimization work has been carried out to allow you to modulate the sound of your instruments in real time, resulting in a unique expressive perspective.

Here’s the official walkthrough video:

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability:

Imagine is available now with an intro price of $83.40 USD (normally $139).

4 thoughts on “Expressive E Intros Imagine Multidimensional Physical Modeling Synth

  1. Just in case you were wondering, this synth doesn’t support MPE. Expressive E says there are no current plans to implement that, since it would depend on AAS [getting on board with MPE].

    1. Seems like a massive under sight for something being touted as expressive

      Apart from the use of the Expressive E Touché in the demo there isn’t even any “expressive” playing taking place. Just regular old keyboard playing

    1. I get the impression that the basic voice is simpler but the modulation capabilities are much more extensive. For instance, I gather the C’Phone 3 macro controls are pre-assigned to some (not very interesting looking) parameters, while this one’s macros can be assigned more generally.

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