Touché

Touché

upgrade your hardware and software synths

Touché unlocks incredible new sound design possibilities in all your favourite software and hardware instruments.

Our patented control surface features unmatched sensitivity, translating the a subtlest gesture into rich MIDI, CV and USB control data. Combine multiple axes of movement and create a symphony of sound sculpture. All it takes is a touch of your hand.

Prepare to discover what your favourite instruments are truly capable of.
Touché
patented hardware
A beautifully engineered hardware instrument, able to translate anything from the softest touch to the roughest rhythms, with pinpoint precision.
totally compatible
Touché is compatible with virtually any synthesizer thanks to its built-in CV, MIDI and USB outputs. Embedded memory even lets you control hardware synths without a computer connected.
the soft touch
Touché can unlock the expressive capability of all your favorite third-party software instruments too. Pre-made mappings for all best-selling VST instruments, as well as hardware instruments, are included.
sounds included
Touché ships with UVI Workstation software included, providing over 200 custom-designed instrument sounds pre-mapped to take full advantage of the expressive power of Touché. You’ll be making music right out of the box.
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a unique playing experience

Touché responds to both the softest and lightest of touches, and the most intense and powerful of gestures. Slides and presses take sounds from dark growls to soaring, angelic heights.
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4 degrees of freedom
Each direction on the control surface affects different parameters. Combine movements for amazing effects.
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capturing precision
Touché captures your movements with pinpoint precision. Record incredible performances in real time.
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get percussive
Tap your melodies rhythmically, creating percussive tones unique to the Touché family.
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hands down
Discover new ways to articulate your sounds with your keyboard and Touché working in harmony.

a powerful software ecosystem

rediscover your favorite hardware synths
Touché includes more than 200 hardware synthesizer mapping presets – providing instant, ready-mapped control of the factory presets included with most popular synthesizers.

Discover our hardware presets
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extraordinary sounds included
Touché comes with a professionally-designed sound library, so you can start exploring right after installation. Explore ripping basses, soaring leads, evocative pads and pounding percussion, all pre-mapped to take full advantage of the hardware.
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rediscover your favorite plug-ins
Paired with the extraordinary control possibilities of Touché, your virtual instruments take on a whole new sonic dimension. Get up and running in seconds with over 200 presets for popular software instruments from companies such as Arturia, Native Instruments and many more...

Discover our software presets
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lié, easy to edit
Lié is Touché SE's control centre, letting you easily browse the included sound library, host third party plug-ins and map software parameters to the hardware in just a few clicks. Then, intuitively refine controls ranges to create the absolute perfect playing experience. Discover Lié
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adjust playability

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cylinder
The Cylinder is the core of our technology. It is what makes our products have an enjoyable instrumental feeling when playing them, and its extreme reliance allows us to convert the smallest move, the slightest vibration into exploitable data.
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slider
Changing the Slider position will adjust the lateral stiffness of the mechanism. Placing the Slider on the bottom position will decrease the resistance when moving the touch-plate sideways, leading to a springy behaviour and higher sensitivity. By placing the Slider on the upper position, it will tighten the mechanism and thus increase control and precision.
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encoder
You can adjust the sensibility of the top and bottom pressure sensors by turning the Encoder. A high sensitivity is often suitable for percussive playing, while progressive and precise movements which demand more control may need a lower sensitivity.

Accessories

Cylinder

 
The cylinder is the heart of the Touché – it controls exactly how your Touché reacts to pressure. The 'Shore 40 Pink Cylinder' is the classic all-rounder and is included with Touché. It's suited for a wide range of gestures, soft or hard, progressive or percussive. But for those interested in a softer or harder response, we have a range of other cylinders to try.

Touch-plate

 
We are all different, and your Touché can be different too. You can fully perfect your Touché's response with adjustable controls, and you can even customise its appearance with our range of alternative touch plate finishes, available separately.
 

no computer required

Touché can operate completely standalone, controlling MIDI and CV hardware without a computer connected. Pre-prepare your perfect control mappings and select and recall them live onstage - Touché is the perfect companion for adding expression to your live rig.

What they are saying

What they

are saying

Rone
"It's a very sensitive tool that brings a real emotivity and physcial sensation in the electronic production"
 

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Adrian Utley
"Absolutely amazing! Really just what I've dreamt of using" - Watch video
 

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Gaz Williams
"The Touché is one of the best products to have come out within the music technology sphere within the last five years in my opinion. I love how musical it is use. Hugely recommended"
 

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Peter Zinovieff
"I think this idea of building something which is very sensitive and can move than one dimension and can have big and small movements and built to be used with the hand is brilliant! I think your product will bring the missing interface to synthesizers" - Watch video
 

What they are saying

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Editor choice award 2018
"The Touché is so sensitive and responsive that barely grazing its surface or lightly tapping it rhythmically can produce wonderfully nuanced effects"
 

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Best midi controllers 2017
"If you haven't ever seen anything quite like the Expressive E Touché midi controller before, you're not alone. Touché is tactile, sensitive, and yet profoundly musical!"
 

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Sound on Sound
"I can't think of any other hardware controller that offers the intuitive and three dimensional physical freedom of expression that the Touché and Lié deliver."
 

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Best gear of 2017
"Touché feels like some sort of unholy combination of an effects pedal, a Kaoss Pad, a mod Wheel and a finger board, but the result is somehow incredibly elegant and usable"
 
Touché

Touché

Touché adds all-new expression, depth and musicality to hardware synthesizers, modular synths, software instruments, plug-ins and more. Our custom UVI Workstation library is included, providing more than 200 factory sounds, pre-mapped and ready to go. Touché will breathe new life into your existing library of software and hardware instruments too, with hundreds of mappings included - so you can start exploring right out of the box.
technical details -

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Touché SE

USB Powered USB USB Powered
9.7" x 3.9" x 2.4" / 246 x 100 x 62 mm Dimensions 9.7" x 3.9" x 2.4" / 246 x 100 x 62 mm
4 axes of movement (Push Top Down, Push Bottom Down, Shift Left, Shift Right) with customizable sensitivity Axes of movement 4 axes of movement (Push Top Down, Push Bottom Down, Shift Left, Shift Right) with customizable sensitivity
Lié: macOS 10.10 to 10.14 / Windows 10, VST / AU format, hosts VST instruments only, check Lié's compatibility here Software Bundle Lié: macOS 10.10 to 10.14 / Windows 10, VST / AU format, hosts VST instruments only, check Lié's compatibility here
Over 200 professionally designed sounds included, fully mapped and ready to play
Over 200 presets for popular VST software synthesizers included (third-party VST plug-in instruments not included)
Sounds & presets
for plug-ins
Over 200 professionally designed sounds included, fully mapped and ready to play
Over 200 presets for popular VST software synthesizers included (third-party VST plug-in instruments not included)
Template presets for over 80 hardware synthesizers. Over 200 pre-mapped presets a selection of hardware synthesizers Preset & templates
for hardware
Midi In 1/8" (3.5mm) jack socket Midi In
MIDI OUT 1/8" (3.5mm) jack socket Midi Out
4 x 1/8" (3.5mm), up to -10V to 10V. CV
Up to 24 hardware presets Internal Storage
Mahogany Touch Plate Polycarbonate
1x Nylon Braided USB Cable
2x MIDI break-out cable (jack to DIN)
1x Ground Loop Adapter
Accessories provided 1x Standard USB Cable

Touché

USB Powered
Dimensions: 9.7" x 3.9" x 2.4" / 246 x 100 x 62 mm
4 axes of movement (Push Top Down, Push Bottom Down, Shift Left, Shift Right) with customizable sensitivity
Lié (Software Bundle): macOS 10.10 to 10.14 / Windows 10, VST / AU format, hosts VST instruments only, check Lié's compatibility here
Over 200 professionally designed sounds included, fully mapped and ready to play
Over 200 presets for popular VST software synthesizers included (third-party VST plug-in instruments not included)
Template presets for over 80 hardware synthesizers. Over 200 pre-mapped presets a selection of hardware synthesizers
Midi In 1/8" (3.5mm) jack socket
MIDI OUT 1/8" (3.5mm) jack socket
CV: 4 x 1/8" (3.5mm), up to -10V to 10V.
Internal Storage: Up to 24 hardware presets
Touch Plate: Mahogany
Accessories provided:
1x Nylon Braided USB Cable
2x MIDI break-out cable (jack to DIN)
1x Ground Loop Adapter
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