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:
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”
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].
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
How is this different (other than the GUI) to AAS Chromophone 3?
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.