Lemur lives: iOS/Android app acquired by MIDI Kinetics

This endangered species of beloved multi-touch app – the one that (in hardware form) inspired all the rest – has a second lease on life. But you’ll have to wait a bit to see the Lemur in the wild on app stores again. Here are the details, just announced.

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.

Peter Kirn - January 12, 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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