At the show Arturia has announced Origin Keyboard, the keyboard version of its first Hardware
Here's the lowdown in Arturia's own words:
Origin is a modular system of a new generation opening innovative avenues in sound design.
Loaded with modules extracted from the best synthesizers of all time, Origin lets you
combine these modules and benefit from the additional possibilities put onboard.
Origin is not a simple Hardware synthesizer, it is an integrated system offering the best out
of the Hardware and Software Worlds: it can be used as stand alone to play live on stage
and also as a plug-in with your sequencer in the studio environment.
Origin Keyboard lets you perform and create your music with a new level of dynamism,
control and ergonomics. With a ribbon controller, a velocity and aftertouch sensitive
keyboard, a joystick and numerous knobs, Origin Keyboard provides you with the control
and playability needed to express yourself fully. The innovative front panel can be adjusted
to meet your performance needs, allowing you to comfortably control your sounds in even
the most demanding set-up situations. With its ergonomic design, all-in-one approach and
smart kinematics, Origin is an invitation to a unique playing experience. Main Features
Create your own patch by combining innovative modules and modules extracted from
the Minimoog, the CS-80, the ARP 2600, the Moog Modular and the Prophet VS.
Use template patches: an Origin audio structure made by connecting independent
modules, or the minimoog, the ARP 2600, the CS-80, the Moog Modular.
Up to 32 voices of polyphony for a typical patch
More than 500 presets created by talented musicians and synthesizer specialists
Superb audio quality with TAEÂ® engine. 24 bits/96 kHz supported.
Origin lets you open dedicated software on your Mac and PC and use it as an AU or
VST plug-in. All the sounds are calculated on the machine while you work on your
computer, as you would do with a native application.