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Joue Essential Pack - Modular MIDI MPE Controller with 5 Modules

Joue Essential Pack - Modular MIDI MPE Controller with 5 Modules

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Joue Essential Pack - Modular MIDI MPE Controller with 5 Modules

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Product Highlights

  • Includes Joué Board with 5 Magic Modules
  • Scaler, Fretboard, Pads, Area, & Strips
  • Highly Sensitive Polyphonic Sensor
  • Captures Very Subtle Pressure Changes
  • Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression
  • Holds Up to Three Optional Modules
  • Joué Editor for Module Configuration
  • USB Type-C Powered
  • Includes USB Type-C Cable
  • Includes Download Software Package
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Joue JOUE ESSENTIAL Overview

  • 1Description

The Joué Essential Pack combines the Joué Board with five magic modules to create a highly 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 included sensor modules. The Joué Board doesn't generate sounds on its own, as it is just a controller. Once fitted with a module, the device responds to vertical, horizontal, and pressure movements as well as sends MIDI data such as control change, pitch bend, 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 playing and control. The Joué can be used as a standard MIDI controller, effects controller, drum pads, 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 Essential Pack is powered by an included USB-C cable and includes a software package download available with registration.

General Features
  • Magic Modules
    • 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
      • Pitch bend range
      • Velocity range
Included Magic Modules
  • Scaler
    • 17 keys for harp, xylophone, or balafon instrument performance
    • Works with synth sounds for a completely new look
    • Responds to velocity, vibrato, aftertouch, and Y-control
    • Scales available for immediate play
    • Bubble control
    • Long ribbon
  • 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, note, and for each pad
  • 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
  • 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

 

Optional Magic Modules
  • Grand Clavier
    • 25 expressive keys to subtly play any type of digital instruments
    • Glissando Mode allows continuous pitch-bend between notes and open the door to microtonal interpretation
    • Delivered with a tailor-made UVI Sound Pack including MPE expressive presets from acoustic instruments to electronic sounds
  • Synth
    • 1.5 octave keyboard
    • Octave +/- buttons
    • Four configurable buttons
    • Aftertouch (channel or polyphonic aftertouch)
    • Natural vibrato
    • Y-control
  • 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
  • Rounds
    • Slide fingers across circles to control any parameter
    • Tactile areas to easily access min, mid, and max values
    • Absolute or infinite modes available
In the Box
Joue Essential Pack - Modular MIDI MPE Controller with 5 Modules
  • Joué Board
  • 5 x Magic Modules (Scaler, Fretboard, Pads, Area, Strips)
  • USB Cable
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    Joue JOUE ESSENTIAL 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 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 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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