Joue Essential Pack - Modular MIDI MPE Controller with 5 Modules

BH #JOESSENTIALP (B&H Kit) • MFR #JOUE ESSENTIAL
Joue Essential Pack - Modular MIDI MPE Controller with 5 Modules
Key Features
  • Includes Joué Board with 5 Magic Modules
  • Scaler, Fretboard, Pads, Area, & Strips
  • Highly Sensitive Polyphonic Sensor
  • Captures Very Subtle Pressure Changes
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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.
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Joue Essential Pack Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Joue Board - Modular MIDI Controller with MPE (Board Only / No Modules)
  • 3Joue Scaler Module for Joué Board
  • 4Joue Fretboard Module for Joué Board
  • 5Joue Pads Module for Joué Board (Blue)
  • 6Joue Area Module for Joué Board
  • 7Joue Strips Module for Joué Board

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.

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

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

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

Joue Scaler Module for Joué Board

The Joué Scaler Module is a triple-sized interchangeable performance module consisting of 17 keys, a 3D bubble control, two octave (+/-) buttons, two assignable buttons, and a touch strip. This module is great for performers who play harp, xylophone, or balafon instruments, but it also allows you to rediscover your synth sounds with a complete new look. Each key responds to velocity, vibrato, aftertouch, and Y control. Many scales are available for immediate play, and you can even customize your own scale note by note with custom mapping. Made from soft silicone and magnetized to stick to the Joué board when playing, the Scaler module is designed to provide a remarkable playing experience with a natural feel.

Joue Fretboard Module for Joué Board

The Joué Fretboard Module is a double-sized interchangeable performance module consisting of six strings and nine frets plus two octave (+/-) buttons and two configurable buttons. The strings can be tuned all together or individually (custom mapping). Vibrato and bending are switchable depending on the performers intention. Made from soft silicone and magnetized to stick to the Joué board when playing, the Fretboard module is designed to provide a remarkable playing experience with a natural feel.

Joue Pads Module for Joué Board (Blue)

The blue Joué Pads Module is an interchangeable, 4 x 4 matrix of sensitive pads used to play drums, percussion, melodies or launch clips. Each pad is sensitive to pressure (velocity), aftertouch, and vibrato. While the key range, velocity, and parameters can be adjusted in the editor, advanced settings allow you to set the MIDI channel, the note, and the velocity for each pads individually (custom mapping). Made from soft silicone and magnetized to stick to the Joué's board when playing, the Pads module is designed to provide a remarkable playing experience with a natural feel.

Joue Area Module for Joué Board

The Joué Area Module is an interchangeable module played by sliding and tapping the surface with your fingers. The module sends three control change messages by default via X, Y, and Z values, and each message can be customized. Made from soft silicone and magnetized to stick to the Joué's board when playing, the area module is designed to provide a remarkable playing experience with a natural feel.

Joue Strips Module for Joué Board

The Joué Strips Module is an interchangeable performance module consisting of four linear rectangular controls. Slide your finger across each strip to control any parameter. There are delimited tactile areas to easily access min, mid, and max values. The Editor allows you to customize MIDI channels, control change messages, and controller ranges for each strip. Made from soft silicone and magnetized to stick to the Joué board when playing, the Strip module is designed to provide a remarkable playing experience with a natural feel.

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

Material of ConstructionWood and Metal
USBType: USB Type-C for Data and Power
MIDI Class Compliant
Connects to Smart Phones, Tablets, and Computers Using USB-Type C Cable
Compatible withMac OSX 10.10 or Later
Windows 8 or Later
Works withAbleton 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
Weight1.8 lb / 0.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.605 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 6.95 x 2.1"

Joue Scaler Module for Joué Board Specs

DefaultsFactory Settings

Module Properties
Vibrato: On
Aftertouch: On
MPE Mode: Off
Custom Mapping: Off
Vibrato Value: 1024

MIDI Mapping
Bubble:
X Channel: 10
X Control Change: 1
X Range: 0-127
Y Channel: 10
Y Control Change: 2
Y Range: 0-127
Z Channel: 10
Z Control Change: 3
Z Range: 0-127

Buttons (From Left to Right)
Button 1:
Action: Channel Selection
Channel: 10
Button 2:
Action: Channel Selection
Channel: 11

Strip:
Channel: 10
Type: Control Change
Control Change: 4
Range: 0-127

Keys:
Channel: 10
First Note: 52 - E2
Scale: Maj Penta
Velocity: 50-127
Y Control: On
Y Control change: 74
Y Control mode: Absolute
Y Control Range: 0-127
DimensionsTriple Slot: 10.6" / 270.0 mm
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.315 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 3.8 x 0.6"

Joue Fretboard Module for Joué Board Specs

DefaultsModule Properties:
Vibrato: On
Bending: On
Aftertouch: On
MPE Mode: Off
Custom Mapping: Off
After Touch Type: Channel
Vibrato Value: 1024
Bending Value: 4096

MIDI Mapping
Strings:
MIDI Channel: 2
Tuning: Guitar (E-A-D-G-B-E)
First Note: E1
Velocity: 50-127

Buttons (From Top to Bottom):
Button 1 (Not Configurable): Octave +
Button 2 (Not Configurable): Octave -
Button 3:
Action: Channel Selection
Value: 2
Button 4:
Action: Channel Selection
Value: 3
DimensionsDouble Slot: 7.1" / 180 mm
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.165 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.55 x 3.8 x 0.45"

Joue Pads Module for Joué Board (Blue) Specs

DefaultsModule Properties:
Vibrato: Off
Aftertouch: Off
MPE: Off
Custom Mapping: Off
Vibrato Value: 1024
Aftertouch Type: Channel

MIDI Mapping:
MIDI Channel: 1
First Note: 36 - C1 (36 - C1 to 51 / D#2 from Bottom Left to Top Right)
Velocity: 50 to 127
DimensionsSingle Slot: 3.5" / 90 mm
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.05 x 3.8 x 0.35"

Joue Area Module for Joué Board Specs

DefaultsMIDI Mapping:
X: On
X Channel: 7
X Control Change: 1
X Range: 0-127
Y: On
Y Channel: 7
Y Control Change: 2
Y Range: 0-127
Z: Off
Z Channel: 7
Z Control Change: 3
Z Range: 0-127
DimensionsSingle Slot: 3.5" / 90 mm
Weight28.2 oz / 800 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 3.8 x 0.4"

Joue Strips Module for Joué Board Specs

DefaultsModule Properties

Orientation: Vertical, Left to Right

Strip 1:
MIDI Channel: 8
Control Change: 1
Range: 0-127

Strip 2:
MIDI Channel: 8
Control Change: 2
Range: 0-127

Strip 3:
MIDI Channel: 8
Control Change: 3
Range: 0-127

Strip 4:
MIDI Channel: 8
Control Change: 4
Range: 0-127
DimensionsSingle Slot: 3.5" / 90 mm
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.05 x 3.8 x 0.4"
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