The original sounds of analog synthesis in an intuitive interface with more processing power than many multi-core computers.
This Origin Keyboard Synthesizer is Arturia's new version of the Origin Desktop module for the keyboard player. It keeps the outstanding modular system of Origin Desktop, but puts it on a panel that mounts and closes on a high quality keyboard controller.
The intuitive interface is kept in place, along with all of the modules from the most famous synthesizers (Moog Modular, ARP 2600, CS-80, Jupiter-8, Minimoog, Prophet 5, and Prophet VS) and organs (Tonewheel and Rotary).
The integration of the ribbon control is a blast, the keyboard aftertouch possibilities open up worlds of expressivity, while the playing modes are
tuned to the expectations of any demanding performer.
Perform in style
Origin Keyboard is made for sound creators and players—musicians who are in the studio as much as they are on stage.
It is a complete rock-solid mobile solution, offering everything you need to perform your sounds in a single, easily transportable cabinet.
The structure of Origin Keyboard is the same as Origin Desktop, so you keep every astounding component in this version: a modular multi-synth creation device for the widest variety of sounds possible, a set of pre-configured synthesizer templates, TAE (True Analog Emulation) for that warm and authentic analog sound, and onboard DSP processing for maximum power.
Play a premium quality lightweight keyboard with 61 keys, velocity response, and aftertouch. Then use the joystick, the ribbon controller, and the numerous controllers on the interface. Set the inclination of the front panel, whether you want to sit down or stand up when playing. Finally close the panel and you are good to go to the next stage or the next studio session. Origin Keyboard is an invitation to a unique playing experience. As a matter of fact, it is the first laptop synthesizer ever.
Sound with an Attitude
Origin sounds like nothing else on the planet. It not only implements True Analog Emulation, a technology which accurately models analog synthesizers (letting you layer up to four of these monster synths without using any of your computer's CPU), it goes a step further. Origin takes the concept of the analog modular systems of the past to a new level using cutting edge digital technology. You can combine different models from different systems together, effectively designing new synthesizers that have never existed. Take the oscillators from the Minimoog, the filters from the CS-80, and the Bode shifter from the Moog Modular V to create your own synth. How can Arturia manage to do this in a standalone hardware synth? Origin uses two Analog Devices TigerSHARC DSP processors that actually have more audio power than even the newest multi core PC processors. Beside that, Origin is not a simple hardware synthesizer, it is an integrated system offering the best out of the hardware and software worlds: Origin can be used as stand alone to play live on stage and also as a plug-in with your sequencer in the studio environment.
The Pinnacle of Processing Power
Analog Devices TigerSHARC Processors provide the highest performance density for multiprocessing applications with peak performance well above a billion floating-point operations per second. In layman's terms, it just means that Origin provides an incredibly warm and phat sound while offering the polyphony of the most recent machines.
Step it Up
Origin also comes with an analog-style 32 step sequencer. This allows you to build complex sequence patterns made of three sub-sequences, and to change the patterns on the fly. It is an extremely intuitive and live-performance-oriented tool.