Expressive E, the French company behind the unique expressive instrument Touché, will be attending this year’s edition of the “Moogfest”, a fast growing and highly influential electronic music and technology festival organised by Moog Music, the company behind some of the world’s most legendary synthesizers. The event is to take place in Durham (North Carolina, USA) between 17-20 May 2018. 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 demonstrating some incredible sounds created using Touché connected to classic products from the Moog Music range.
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.
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.