The French have always had a knack for the exotic, wild and rouge. This new kid on the MIDI block is no exception. He's determined to provide producers, players and performers with beautifully designed and crafted, tactile and precise MIDI controllers that not just look and feel good, but go way beyond the usual idea of what a MIDI controller is and can do.
The design of Touché starts with an interface that is both sensitive and intuitive. The wooden skin of Touché reacts to the smallest vibration, the lightest pressure that you apply to it. It’s so reactive that you can play by swiping your fingers lightly across its wooden surface, and you’ll hear the sound change instantly. It feels natural and gives you a powerful connection with your music. Below the wooden skin lies a mechanism that combines the quality of traditional craftsmanship with the extreme precision of modern technology. Its unique design allows you to play in four completely independent dimensions: two by pressing the skin up and down, and two by sliding it left and right. You control your sound with gestures that are at once intuitive and powerful.
With Touché, you can choose to make it harder or easier to reach the maximum intensity of your sound. This is particularly useful when switching from progressive sounds to more percussive sounds, which requires great sensitivity. Knobs and faders are great for shaping your sound, but can be limiting when it comes to performing. Touché gives you an expressive way to control your hardware synthesizers, by directly linking your hand’s movements to the sound. Whether it’s a with a simple filter cutoff or a complex, multi-parameter setup.
Touché has four independent CV outputs, which means that you can control up to four different parameters at the same time with a clean and pure analog signal. Connect Touché to your instruments with its built-in MIDI output, and configure which Control Changes Touché sends with its companion Mac/Win software application, Lié. Whether you use hardware synths or virtual instruments or both, it's a unified, simple workflow. Once you’re done tweaking, you can save your configuration right into Touché’s internal memory.