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Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby Dan LB » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:10 pm

This thing looks amazing!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjZ6SuWxBFg

more here...... https://www.expressivee.com/discover-osmose

This is the first synth I've got genuinely excited about in over 18 months!! :bouncy:
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:32 pm

Yes, it looks very interesting indeed...

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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby Wonks » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:47 pm

Has The Elf bought the company yet?
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby Dan LB » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:04 pm

Wonks wrote:Has The Elf bought the company yet?

This won't interest him.......... it's only 4 octaves and has an external power supply..... :D
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby Wonks » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:09 pm

He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight. There's only so much an Elf can take.
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby blinddrew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:34 pm

Dan LB wrote:
Wonks wrote:Has The Elf bought the company yet?

This won't interest him.......... it's only 4 octaves and has an external power supply..... :D
Shouldn't laugh.


Laughed. :D
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby The Elf » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:47 pm

Dan LB wrote:
Wonks wrote:Has The Elf bought the company yet?
This won't interest him.......... it's only 4 octaves and has an external power supply..... :D
Just got me a Roli 49 - 4 octaves, but NO power supply! :lol: :beamup:

If it needs a PSU? Fail! Tcha! Who needs a PSU?! :thumbdown:
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:15 pm

4 octaves. Good choice! :thumbup:
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby The Elf » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:25 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:4 octaves. Good choice! :thumbup:
5 would be better, but it seems manufacturers have decided I don't need that 'extra' octave I consider the bare minimum for a poly. Sigh...
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby Wonks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:31 pm

It's also got a synth engine in it, as well as all those extra key sensors, which is why it needs an external PSU. Maybe ask them if they'll do a 5-octave version without the synth engine that's just USB powered?
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:51 pm

So Mr Elf - why 5 octaves? Do you find you need to play bottom end and high end at the same time? Or is hitting an octave transpose button an irritation?
Just curious.
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:10 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:So Mr Elf - why 5 octaves? Do you find you need to play bottom end and high end at the same time? Or is hitting an octave transpose button an irritation?
Just curious.

Can't speak for Mr. Elf but I find a keyboard with 5 octaves to be twice as practical to play as one with 4. Bass drones/left hand stuff under a right hand lead/chords is much easier than having to repy on sustain pedal or contorted fingering to hold keys down while scrumbling for an octave up/down button as well.

Add in some widdly-widdly wakeman-esque lead parts and you'll need more than 4 octaves too. Most (decent) synths have patches offering different characteristics at the extremes of the keyboard and 4/5 octave keyboards simply hide a lot of that from you unless you go looking for it.

Then there're splits of course. The more octaves the better!
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:23 pm

Right. Didn’t consider needing to hold down the bass while doing brilliant leads. The stuff of good players! Not 2 finger players like me.
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby The Elf » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:48 pm

Yes, you don't have enough range on a 4-octave keyboard for big left-hand bass and right-hand leads at the same time.

And why would anyone want to muck about with a transpose switch while performing? :headbang:
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Re: Osmose by Expressive E..... Poly AT content!

Postby The Elf » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:32 pm

I have to say that the more I see of the Osmose, the more convinced I'm becoming. The initial sensitivity to touch is a winner in my book.

It will all be about trying it out in the flesh.
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