NAMM 2020: Here’s why Expressive E’s next-gen Osmose synth wasn’t at the show

Expressive E Osmose
(Image credit: Expressive E)

NAMM 2020: It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated products of 2020, but Expressive E’s forthcoming Osmose synth was nowhere to be seen on the NAMM Show floor. 

Fear not, though, because its developers are still hard at work on the prototype; in fact, they’re currently beavering away on an updated version that promises new sounds and features that haven’t previously been announced.

We should get more news on this in the second quarter of the year, but it’s not the only thing Expressive E is working on. There’s also a new soft synth, Noisy, in development, which works by feeding a noise generator into a bank of resonators. As you might expect, this is designed to work particularly well with expressive controllers.

Speaking of which, Lié, the companion software for Expressive E’s existing Touché range of controllers, is also getting an update. This will add workflow improvements and contain a new free sound expansion known as Carbone.

You can find out more about all of these products on the Expressive E website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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