Expressive E, the French company behind the unique expressive instrument Touché, are attending this year’s Moogfest which starts today.
To promote their presence at the festival and to showcase the collaborative possibilities of Touché and Moog products, Expressive E have shared a new video which they say demonstrates some incredible sounds created using Touché connected to classic products from the Moog Music range.
They tell us that thanks to built-in USB, CV and MIDI connections, Touché can be tightly integrated to both hardware and software synths, as shown in the video with a Subsequent 37, the Model D iOS app, and a DFAM, all from Moog.
The video also lets us see a custom wooden skin for Touché, labeled with a golden “Moogfest 2018” logo on it. This custom skin will be available as an add-on for each purchase of a Touché at the Moogfest - Units will be available on sale, at the “Modular Marketplace” inside the festival.
NEW HARDWARE PRESETS
Also announced by Expressive E at the festival is the addition of new hardware presets for Touché and the Subsequent 37. Included with the latest version of Touché’s companion software, Lié, the presets feature custom MIDI CC mappings and program changes, and can be saved in one of Touché’s 24 slots of memory.
Designed to make Touché work seamlessly with any Subsequent 37, these hardware presets are custom mappings for the factory presets of Moog’s iconic synth, and no other configuration is required other than loading them up while Touché is connected via its MIDI output to the Subsequent 37.
Richard Nichol takes us through their new synth