2016 NAMM Show: French startup Expressive E will be introducing Touché, described as an ‘innovative controller with unmatched sensitivity’, at the Winter NAMM Show.
Today, they shared this teaser video for the Touché, which features EMS founder Peter Zinovieff sharing his impressions of the new controller and sharing his thoughts on why new types of electronic instruments are needed:
Here’s what Expressive E has to say about the Touché:
Blending traditional mechanisms with modern technology, Touché is a revolution in how you play with any synthesizer or VST.
Its wood surface was designed to react to the smallest vibration, the slightest pressure of your hand, allowing you to shape sounds spontaneously as with an acoustic instrument.
Synthesizers allow for a vast variety of complex sounds. Nonetheless, knobs and faders are sometimes not suitable for expressive play. Touché’s wood surface has been designed to react to the smallest vibration, the slightest pressure of your hand, allowing synth players to shape sounds spontaneously, like an acoustic instrument. Its companion software allows for customisation of parameters, while MIDI, CV and USB ports allows Touché to control any digital or analog synthesizer, with or without a computer. That’s why Touché is the perfect device to use with a synthesizer for more inspiration and fun!
Expect more details to be available at the Winter NAMM Show, being held January 21-24 2016.