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EXPRESSIVE E Osmose 49-Key Synthesizer and MPE Controller

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EXPRESSIVE E Osmose 49-Key Synthesizer and MPE Controller
Key Features
  • 49 Full-Size Keys with 3D Control
  • Standalone Synthesizer
  • MPE MIDI Controller
  • Classic MIDI Controller
Musicians, producers, and sound designers looking for more expression in a synthesizer/controller will be thrilled with the Expressive E Osmose, a 24-voice polyphonic synthesizer with an innovative way to control sound using gestures (press, bend, shake, and more). The instrument features a deep sound-design engine and hundreds of ready-to-use, innovative presets. It also functions as a powerful controller for hardware and software synthesizers.
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EXPRESSIVE E Osmose Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4Key Features
  • 5The EaganMatrix Sound Engine
  • 6A Playful Playing Experience
  • 7Built to Empower External Synthesizers
Musicians, producers, and sound designers looking for more expression in a synthesizer/controller will be thrilled with the Expressive E Osmose, a 24-voice polyphonic synthesizer with an innovative way to control sound using gestures (press, bend, shake, and more). The instrument features a deep sound-design engine and hundreds of ready-to-use, innovative presets. It also functions as a powerful controller for hardware and software synthesizers.

Expressive E has combined traditional craftmanship with modern technology when creating Osmose, a result of over 10 years of research and development, as well as feedback from world-class artists. With these new physical gestures, Osmose allows musicians to interact with sounds and produce music like never before. Each note can be articulated independently with unique expressive possibilities. The onboard sound engine was developed by Haken Audio and contains many types of digital synthesis, making it a workflow-oriented soundbox. There are a pair of 1/4" main outputs and two assignable pedal inputs, plus 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O and USB.

Key Features
  • Keybed: 49 full-size keys with three-dimensional control
  • Configurations: Standalone synthesizer, MPE MIDI Controller, and classic MIDI Controller
  • Sound Engine: EaganMatrix, a digital modular engine by Haken Audio
  • Polyphony: Up to 24 voices
  • Interface: Color LCD screen, pitch, and modulation sliders
  • Pedal Inputs: 2 continuous pedal inputs, assignable to sustain or synth parameters
  • MIDI: DIN MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru, USB-B
  • Audio Output: Two ¼" TS pseudo balanced line outputs, ¼" TRS headphone output

 

The EaganMatrix Sound Engine
  • Offering new levels of expressivity required a seamless interaction between Osmose’s unique keybed mechanism and its sound engine. Logically, Expressive E has partnered with Haken Audio to integrate its powerful EaganMatrix sound engine with Osmose.
  • Its modular sound engine combines many types of digital synthesis (including physical modeling, FM, and more), making it a workflow-oriented soundbox. Osmose ships with more than 500 presets, and each of them has been manually customized with efficient macros that open new realms of sound exploration.
A Playful Playing Experience
  • All the internal sounds in Osmose’s large library are tailor-made to take advantage of its unique keybed. Osmose’s unique sound identity is a combination of highly detailed acoustic, electronic, and hybrid sounds that will easily add nuances and variations to any music genre.
  • These sounds were carefully crafted to react to a player’s slightest movements and make use of the keys’ three-dimensional sensitivity in a unique way to create effects such as strummed notes, vibrato, legato, layered dynamics, and much more. As a result, discovering and controlling Osmose is refreshing and fun.
Built to Empower External Synthesizers
On top of being a traditional MIDI keyboard controller, Osmose can interface with computers and other instruments as an MPE MIDI controller. It also offers polyphonic aftertouch support, a Multichannel MIDI mode, and global pitch bend. All of these changes can be made directly from the Osmose interface, with no need for a computer.

EXPRESSIVE E Osmose Specs

Key Specs
Sound Generation
Digital
Keyboard
49 Full-Size Keys with Synth Action
Touch Sensitivity
5 Levels of Sensitivity
Expression Controls
2x Slider
Number of Sounds, Kits, or Samples
500x Factory Sound Preset
Maximum Polyphony
24 Voice (Stereo)
Performance Functions
Arpeggiator
Audio I/O
2x 1/4" TS Balanced Stereo Line Output (1 Stereo Pair)
Pedal Support
2x 1/4" Assignable/Expression/Sustain
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
USB I/O
1x USB-B (Host Connection)
General
Item Type
Keyboard Synth
Sound Generation
Digital
Keyboard
49 Full-Size Keys with Synth Action
Touch Sensitivity
5 Levels of Sensitivity
Aftertouch
Polyphonic Aftertouch (Destination Assignable)
Expression Controls
2x Slider
Display
Color LCD
Sounds
Number of Sounds, Kits, or Samples
500x Factory Sound Preset
Maximum Polyphony
24 Voice (Stereo)
Multitimbrality
1-Part (Monotimbral)
Built-In Effects
11x Multi-Effect: Auto-Pan, Band-Pass Filter, Chorus, Distortion, HPF, LPF, Phaser, Ring Modulator, Tremolo
Performance Functions
Arpeggiator
Built-In Speaker
No
Synthesis
Glide/Portamento
Yes
Sequencing & Recording
Sequencer
No
Arpeggiator
Yes
Connectivity
Audio I/O
2x 1/4" TS Balanced Stereo Line Output (1 Stereo Pair)
Pedal Support
2x 1/4" Assignable/Expression/Sustain
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
CV/Gate I/O
No
Patch Points
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
USB I/O
1x USB-B (Host Connection)
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Bluetooth
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.11.6 or Later
macOS 11 or Later
Windows 8
Windows 10
Included Software
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
RAM Requirements
4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Processor Requirement
Mac:
Intel Core 2 Duo
Apple M1
PC:
Intel Core i5 or Better
AMD
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC at 1.5 A (Included)
Physical
Color
Gray
Included Accessories
No
Dimensions
35.2 x 12.4 x 3.4" / 89.4 x 31.5 x 8.6 cm
Weight
18.4 lb / 8.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
22.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
40 x 16.75 x 8.25"

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