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Joue Board - Modular MIDI Controller with MPE (Board Only / No Modules)

Joue Board - Modular MIDI Controller with MPE (Board Only / No Modules)

B&H # JOBOARD MFR # JOUE BOARD
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Product Highlights

  • Highly Sensitive Polyphonic Sensor
  • Captures Very Subtle Pressure Changes
  • Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression
  • Holds Up to Three Optional Modules
  • Joue Editor for Module Configuration
  • USB Type-C Powered
  • Includes USB Type-C Cable
  • Includes Download Software Package
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Joue JOUE BOARD Overview

  • 1Description

The Joué Board is an expressive modular MIDI control surface that offers an innovative and evolving instrument interface thanks to the integrated highly sensitive sensor, which can operate with multidimensional polyphonic expression (MPE). The wood and metal enclosure is well crafted for a lifetime of use and features a sensor block with three slots to accommodate the various optional sensor modules. The Joué Board doesn't generate sounds on its own, as it is just a controller. Once fitted with a module (available separately), the device responds to vertical, horizontal, and pressure movements, and sends MIDI data such as control changes, pitchbends, etc. to the connected device, which generates the sounds.

Each module is made from soft and elastic material capable of transmitting the very slightest pressure variant, which makes for a remarkable feeling of interaction based on natural gestures normally reserved for traditional instruments. Modules fit the sensor to provide different layouts of play and control. The Joué Board can be used as a standard MIDI controller, effects controller, drum pad, and more. Simply swap modules on-the-fly to create a new instrument/controller.

What's more, each module utilizes magnets to keep them locked in place, while the integrated RFID provides the board with an efficient way to remember and program the modules. By default, each module is set to a separate MIDI channel, keeping them independent from each other. The Joué Editor software is a free download and allows for the custom configuration of each magic module. Additionally, it is possible to control hardware synthesizers without a connected computer. The Joué Board is powered by an included USB Type-C cable and includes a software package download available with registration.

Note: The Joué Board is delivered without any modules. Optional modules are required for the operation of this device.

General Features
  • Magic Modules (Available Separately)
    • Build a custom instrument with interchangeable magic modules
    • Made from soft, elastic material with highly sensitive pressure sensitivity
    • Each module embeds its own configuration into memory
    • Modules are magnetized to keep them in place during performance
  • Real-Time Contactless Detection
    • Equipped with three RFID readers
    • Allows for auto-detection for hassle-free swaps
  • Polyphonic Pressure Sensor
    • Accurate pressure sensor
    • Highly responsive and robust
    • Senses nuance performances
    • Responds to subtle gestures, such as strikes, vibrato, and bending
  • Joué Editor
    • Used to configure magic modules
      • MIDI channel
      • Note number
      • Control change
      • Pitchbend range
      • Velocity range
Optional Magic Modules
  • Grand Clavier
    • 25 expressive keys to subtly play any type of digital instruments
    • Glissando Mode: Allows continuous pitchbend between notes and opens the door to microtonal interpretation
    • Delivered with a tailor-made UVI Sound Pack including MPE expressive presets from acoustic instruments to electronic sounds
  • Scaler
    • 17 keys for harp, xylophone, or balafon instrument performance
    • Works with synth sounds for a complete new look
    • Responds to velocity, vibrato, aftertouch, and Y-control
    • Scales available for immediate play
    • Bubble control
    • Long ribbon
  • Synth
    • 1.5 octave keyboard
    • Octave +/- buttons
    • Four configurable buttons
    • Aftertouch (channel or polyphonic aftertouch)
    • Natural vibrato
    • Y-control
  • Fretboard
    • Play guitar or any strings instrument
    • Six strings
    • Nine frets
    • Octave +/- buttons
    • Two configurable buttons
    • Can be tuned together or individually
    • Vibrato and bending are switchable depending on the musician’s intention
  • Pads
    • 4×4 matrix of sensitive pads to play drums, percussion, melodies or to launch clips
    • Each pad is sensitive to velocity, vibrato, and aftertouch
    • Can be configured individually or in group
    • Advanced settings can set MIDI channel and settings for each pad
  • Bubbles
    • Made to be manipulated with very natural gestures
    • Creates analog modulation types
    • Sends up to 3 MIDI control changes (X horizontal, Y vertical, Z pressure)
    • Total of 12 simultaneous control changes
    • Four configurable buttons
  • Strips
    • Slide your fingers across the 4 strips to control any parameter
    • Delimited tactile areas to easily access min, mid, and max values
    • Can be used horizontally or vertically
  • Rounds
    • Slide fingers across circles to control any parameter
    • Tactile areas to easily access min, mid, and max values
    • Absolute or infinite modes available
  • Area
    • Played by sliding and taping the surface with fingers
    • Sends X, Y, Z values which are 3 MIDI control changes by default
    • Each message can be customized
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Joue Board - Modular MIDI Controller with MPE (Board Only / No Modules)
  • USB Cable
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    Joue JOUE BOARD Specs

    Material of Construction Wood and Metal
    USB Type: USB Type-C for Data and Power
    MIDI Class Compliant
    Connects to Smart Phones, Tablets, and Computers Using USB-Type C Cable
    Compatible with Mac OSX 10.10 or Later
    Windows 8 or Later
    Works with Ableton Live Apple Logic Max/MSP iPad Apps from GarageBand to the Last Version of iSynth
    Dimensions (W × H × D) 14.2 x 5.1 x 0.6" / 360.0 x 130.0 x 15.6 mm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 0.8 kg

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