At Musikmesse 2007, Arturia announced its new Origin Keyboard, the keyboard version of Arturia's Origin hardware synthesizer. It features a ribbon controller; 61 Velocity- and Aftertouch-sensitive keys; a joystick; 2 audio inputs, 10 audio outputs, a S/PDIF output, MIDI I/O, and USB 2.0; a 16/32 step sequencer; and 24-bit, 96 kHz support.
You can use template patches, or you can create your own by combining various modules with those extracted from the Minimoog, the CS-80, the ARP 2600, the Moog Modular, and the Prophet VS. The keyboard also includes up to 32 voices of polyphony for each patch; more than 500 presets; and a bunch of effects, including Phaser, Chorus, Delay, FX Reverb, Distortion, and Param EQ, to name a few.
The keyboard is accessible as a plug-in within the main sequencer programs, and all sounds can be edited on the keyboard and through the Origin software application. Arturia expects to release the Origin Keyboard in December, 2007.
For more information, please visit www.arturia.com.