Osmose Sound Design Update


Expressive E shared another sneak preview of their upcoming and long-delayed Osmose synthesizer.


The Expressive E Osmose was originally intended to be released in 2020, but the pandemic and global supply chain issues have delayed production.


The video features composer Tonnerre exploring the current state of some of the Osmose sounds that their in-house sound designers have created, using the EaganMatrix by Haken Audio, Osmose’s internal synth engine.


The sounds include subtractive synth sounds, FM keys, physical modeling pluck, and pads, all taking advantage of the expressive possibilities offered by the Osmose’s Augmented Keyboard Action.


The Osmose features the most expressive synth keyboard ever, supporting continuous pressure control per key, press & tap, left/right pitch vibrato and more:


The company now says that the Osmose will be available ‘soon’, priced at $1,799.


Artistry Audio introduces Monolith, ‘Infinite Bass Engine’


Artistry Audio has released Monolith, a Kontakt instrument that they describe as “an infinite bass engine”.

Monolith features hundreds of presets that the developers say will “cut through your mix.” You can also dive deep into the parameters to sculpt custom bass tones, using any of the 85 groups of basses, subs, orchestral, and synth samples or import your own samples.


Audio Demos:

Monolith is available now, with an intro price of $99, regular price $149.

WMD Orion Phaser Module is now Available


WMD has announced the availability of ORION, its new analog Phaser effect module for Eurorack modular synthesizers.


The WMD Orion Phaser can be used in mono or as a mono to stereo effect, creating “cosmic swirls of spaced out texture”. An instant bypass switch allows for hands-on engaging of the sound.


In addition, the number of stages can be set by the user and the resonance, depth, rate, and frequency-center controls make for quick dialing in of the effect.


Orion is available in a limited run of 600. WMD has previously announced that it will be closing at the end of 2022, because the company can’t get the parts that they need to make synth modules.


Whereas, the 2 other new WMD modules, the Legion oscillator & Subway cross-fading scanner, are expected to be available towards the end of the year. Find out more on the WMD website.