Teenage Engineering OP-1 field now has a vocoder, on top of velocity sensitivity update

Sweden’s Teenage Engineering keeps adding to the OP-1 field, successor to the original OP-1 candybar multi-function synth / micro workstation. The latest surprise – a vocoder – following up on November’s addition of velocity sensitivity.

ReBoard transforms melodic playing in Ableton Live with Samchillian layout

You’ve got piano keyboards, you’ve got various grids. But whole new worlds of melodic playing and rapid-fire melodies become possible when you go relative. ReBoard does just that, and it makes even playing from your QWERTY keyboard “awesomely simple” — and enjoyable.

Peter Kirn - January 9, 2023

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.

Peter Kirn - January 5, 2023

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