Developers of the Joué, an expressive MIDI controller that you can customize to fit your needs, have announced a Kickstarter project to fund its production.
The Joué has a base, made of wood and metal, and is equipped with a pressure sensitive sensor on which modules are placed. Modules – including piano keys, guitar strings, drums pads and 3D control objects – are made of soft and elastic silicone, which transmit every pressure variation to the sensor. This lets you use natural gestures, such as vibrato, bending, and hitting.
Joué supports USB MIDI, so it can be used to play and control software like Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Native Instruments plugins, Max/MSP or iPad apps. You can also connect it to hardware using a USB to MIDI converter, without needing a computer in between or even connect several Joué to the same device to extend the setup.
Joué also supports MPE (Multi-dimensional Polyphonic Expression).
Pricing and Availability
The Joué is available to project backers starting at €260. Estimated delivery is Aug 2017.
12 thoughts on “Joué – An Expressive MIDI Controller That You Can Customize To Your Needs”
If it’s responsive AND durable, it’ll be pretty bitchin.
I wish it was a little bigger. Trying to control pitch with such a small square (x3) seems a little tedious. I wonder how rugged it is. The Keith M stuff sets a pretty good example of durability– or at least, that’s the impression I’m left with after seeing something dropped out of a window.
This could be awesome!
Yet another kickstarter project that will suck in a lot of people and never see the daylight.
no, it’s ready for production actually and the guys are serious
C’est une des spécialités du peuple français – de bonnes idées mélangées à une mauvaise la mise en oeuvre!
it’s like a cross between a linnstrument and play-doh
Can I make it just control one thing. If I want to just use it as a big pitch bend controller, could I do that?
omg hahahaha ,i’ll keep my money and buy a real instrument thanks.
Maybe you didn’t get the point of this thing? It’s not to be meant for playing Chopin……
So it’s a Sensel Morph clone?