In the end, of course, it’s all about the sound. We also needed a sound engine that was capable of a vast sonic range, of interpreting even the smallest control signals in inspiring and fascinating new ways. The keyboard action and sound engine would have to interlock seamlessly, creating an experience that just feels right - that lets you forget you are playing an electronic device.
All of us at Expressive E are fans of the Continuum Fingerboard, a wonderful and expressive instrument made by our friends at Haken Audio - pioneers of expressive instruments since the 1980's. We met with our friends at Haken Audio to show them our prototype, and were honoured that they offered to collaborate with us on a joint project – the Osmose.
Following a period of intense collaboration, Haken Audio's renowned and incredibly versatile EaganMatrix sound engine, which is at the heart of every Continuum Fingerboard, along with the DSP boards that run it, were adapted specifically for use with our new instrument. The result is a perfectly integrated standalone synthesizer, that will amaze you with its nuanced, expressive and incredibly dynamic sound, and which is ready to be explored from the very moment you switch it on.