Expressive E today announce their brand new product the Osmose - its an augmented keyboard instrument, with intense levels of expression. You have what appears to be a standard keybed, but its in fact a custom designed on with two levels of pressure and side to side key movement.
Its 49 keys, and combines the expression together with an onboard sound engine which is the result of a partnership with Haken Audio. Namely the EaganMatrix instrument found in the Haken Continuum. The on board sound source it built to be highly expressive and so is a good match for the Osmose hardware.
We've seen an early concept for this and can say that it really does seem to offer great expression, while retaining a familiar playing style - and it sounds great.
Osmose has been previewed to a number of artists who all seem to be similarly impressed:
Stay tuned - we have a video with the Osmose in the pipeline
Osmose is now available for preorder - delivery Summer 2020 - Expressive E are offering early bird orders significant discounts 40% off until December 31st - making the price you can order it now €/$1079 instead of €/$1799
Preorders require a deposit of €/$299 https://www.expressivee.com/discover-osmose
The $/€299 deposit will reserve a unit on the Osmose waiting list, and the remaining balance will be due when the product is available to deliver, estimated for the summer of 2020. -Limited quantities
49 full-size keys with A.K.A.© technology for three-dimensional control
Up to 24 voices with Layered and Split modes
8 encoders, 9 buttons, pitch slider, modulation slider, color LCD screen
2 continuous pedal inputs, assignable to sustain or synth parameters
MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru, USB Type B
24-bit D/A conversion, 1/4" stereo headphone jack,
two 1⁄4" jacks for main stereo output
A Mac/PC editor lets users create and edit the EaganMatrix sounds,
as well as assign the three A.K.A.© key movements to multiple parameters.
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