Sonic Joy Awards 2016 -The Best Controllers & Innovations Of The Year

Joué

Created by by Pascal Joguet, co-inventor of the Jazzmutant Lemur, Joué is an expressive and modular MIDI controller that is supposed to feel like a real instrument.

Why having many MIDI controllers when you can just have one and adapt different modules ON it? Joué is made of wood and metal and equipped with a pressure sensitive sensor on which ‘magic modules’ are placed. Modules like piano keys, guitar strings, drums pads or 3D control objects offer an infinite playground for musicians.

According to its designer, “Thanks to the high sensitivity of its sensors and to the unique texture of the modules, Joué offers a completely new playing experience. It allows natural gestures such as vibrato, bending, finger drumming and high velocity sensing normally reserved to traditional instruments to being used with digital and electronic instruments.”

An interesting concept that we’re looking forward to putting through its paces, once released. Joué has been successfully funded on Kickstarter and the first batches should be delivered in the Summer. You can still order one here.