At the 2019 Brooklyn Synth Expo, Sensel’s David Abravanel presented an overview and demo of using the Sensel Morph controller with the Buchla Thunder Overlay as an MPE controller.
This demo comes from a joint presentation by ROLI and Sensel at the Brooklyn Synth Expo, held last weekend in Brooklyn, NY. In the first part, ROLI product expert Ruben Dax gave a presentation on MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) – a new standard for expressive musical performance.
MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) is a recently adopted standard that’s designed to allow more expressive musical performance over MIDI. Traditionally, MIDI controllers and synths have applied most expressive controls, like the pitch bend and the mod wheel, to all notes being played. MPE lets you control the expressive modulation of each note you play individually.
The Thunder Overlay is a joint project of Sensel & Buchla USA, and is inspired by Don Buchla’s classic Thunder controller.