The Erae Touch from Embodme has slipped under our radar somewhat, as we've not seen it in the flesh before. We had a look at the unit at Synthplex and saw that there are some pretty cool features, using the large backlit control surface for some nifty interface chops. They've also managed to get the response time right down that makes it possible to trigger the completely configurable playing surface with sticks.
It puts us in mind of the Jazz Mutant Lemur crossed with the Roli blocks. Its fully MPE compatible and has an editor enabling user configurations aplenty.
Its in production and can be found at https://www.embodme.com/erae-product-shop for order (3 weeks lead time). Price €700
Mix transitions made simple, yet so nifty
3 Osc mono/para gets a refresh
Barbie's drum machine!