Expressive E’s Osmose gestural keyboard instrument arrives, with artist backing

It’s a keyboard, with elements of a hammer-style action. But it’s also gestural, with per-note articulations. And now, it’s more than just a preorder concept. Expressive E’s Osmose is here, complete with artist backing from Paris to LA to Chennai India, Jean-Michel Jarre to Flying Lotus to AR Rahman.

Roland made an egg-shaped alien piano with flying drone speakers for its 50th anniversary

It’s just the piano for Ten Forward or the recreation deck of Heart of Gold. It’s made of a single piece of molded Japanese oak. It’s paired with floating drone speakers for real immersive sound. (You read that right. Flying drones.) It’s the instrument money can’t buy: Roland’s 50th Anniversary Concept Piano.

Peter Kirn - January 4, 2023

Mutable Instruments swan song: end of production leaves huge legacy, one last Plaits update

What a way to go out. Mutable Instruments discontinues production this month, but leaves a reshaped modular landscape, a real legacy for open source design, and – oh yeah, still one more Plaits update new synth models and DX7 patch compatibility, too?

Peter Kirn - December 15, 2022

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