The Joué is a new MIDI instrument that features a modular design, so you can customize the controls it offers on its playing surface.
The Joué is made of wood and features a blank pressure sensitive sensor, on which you can place a variety of modules, including piano keys, guitar strings, drums pads or 3D control surfaces. It connects to smartphones, tablets and computers using a USB cable.
It’s designed to be highly sensitive, allowing for natural gestures such as vibrato, bending, finger drumming and high velocity sensing. Each module can be configured using the Joué editor software. Once the module is tuned, the configuration is stored in the module itself allowing exchanges during a live performance.
Here’s a video intro of the latest Joué prototype:
Details on pricing and availability of the Joué MIDI controller are still to be announced.