Joué Play | 4-in-1 Portable Digital Instrument, with Powerful and Easy-to-use Musical App Included - Plug & Play Music

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Joué Play | 4-in-1 Portable Digital Instrument, with Powerful and Easy-to-use Musical App Included - Plug & Play Music

Joué Play | 4-in-1 Portable Digital Instrument, with Powerful and Easy-to-use Musical App Included - Plug & Play Music

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e. 0-64, 65-127), but this can be compensated with an inertia function: providing infinite granularity based on a time-scale change. No need to spend hours on overly complex music software, enjoy the simplified version of essential music creation tools in the Joue Play App.

The factory settings of the modules put them on distinct MIDI channels, while the MIDI controller numbers generally go from 1 upwards, but these settings are all editable.You can of course create your own projects, and choose a suitable sound pack: a wide range of genres are covered. Music technology designers put a lot of effort into creating novel MIDI performance experiences for their users. Of course, if you get a Re-connect then you can plug in any old MIDI wireless host but I’m not brave enough to take mine apart.

I found the fretboard a little frustrating, but some time spent fine-tuning parameters in the editor, and actually practicing, would probably help. On my device this cause a ‘tug of war’ - as pressure of the second finger increases, the aftertouch value from the first finger starts to fall. What I’m seeking to do is understand what is transmitted via sysex file dump message when assigning a configuration to a pad.

My main critique of Joué is that simply making the limits transparent to players like us would have gone a long way in fully utilizing our boards, regardless of firmware limitations. It feels like a premium product with an amazing finish and will definitely start conversations wherever you pull one out of your rucksack. You might have to massage the input to merge those into a single surface, or just add two black lines to the overlay. I reviewed the Sensel Morph back in October, but mentioned the Joué in that article since I first came across the latter some months before that. On another level, it’s also just fun to play instruments in a different way, moving notes and controls to see what happens in a way you wouldn’t do on an 88-key piano, for example.

I think I might make a separate thread for ongoing discussion of development, if nothing else to keep me sane while I grok a new skillset. Where appropriate (keyboards and fretboard) the modules are MPE-capable, and in non-MPE mode they support polyphonic aftertouch, although there's precious little software or hardware out there these days that can make use of it. Download the free Play app for Mac, PC or iOS, and when you connect the board to your device, it loads up the relevant set of instruments for the pad you have fitted. It’s not always clear where to find certain tools, what section you are currently in or how to get somewhere else. If the rfid tags are partially shielded and offset from the center, it’s possible to override the the “base” with an instrument pad.The X and Y outputs can be configured to output in high-resolution (14-bit) mode, though in practice the resolution available seemed to be around 9 or 10 bits.

Each one has play and record buttons for the app as well as octave up and down buttons for quickly extending the range of notes available. For testing I used ROLI Equator and FXpansion Cypher2 (which are MPE-capable), both stand-alone and in Bitwig Studio, and I also fired up Cycling '74 Max to inspect MIDI controller messages more closely. I believe it corresponds to the XML configuration in the Joué editor but the hex data from the NTAG213 within the pad is a bit ambiguous. We also think this’ll be a kid-friendly instrument, finding a home in SEN teaching situations where individual students have different needs for how they play.The controller modules worked well, especially the bubbles, but without visual indication of state, the various octave and mode buttons felt less useful. However the orientation has to be set in the editor, and then loaded into the module: the Joué isn't capable of determining that by itself. Whether it's a music creation console in a child's classroom or an ultra-expressive MIDI controller in a producer's studio, the J-Play adapts to every style.



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