This video review, by synthesist Yannick Zenhäusern, captures his take on the TEControl BBC USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller.
The BBC is a configurable breath controller with USB-MIDI class compliant interface, flexible headset and lip bite force sensitive mouthpiece.
Virtual versions of brass and wind instruments tend to sound static or ‘wooden’ when played with a standard keyboard controller, because keyboards don’t capture the breath and bite expression used by actual musicians.
The USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller is designed to address that. It adds another dimension to breath control and lets users bring more expressive performance to virtual instruments.
Here’s another demo, by Stefano Lucato, demonstrating the range of expression possible, using Samplemodeling Flutes with the BBC:
The TEControl USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller is available for 189.99 EUR (ex VAT).
If you’ve used the USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!