Its designers tell us that Joué is an expressive and modular MIDI controller that feels like a real instrument. They say that it's an innovative and evolving instrument simplifying digital music playing and offering beginners and professional artists a unique level of expressivity and spontaneity. Here's a brief description from the product's Kickstarter page...
Joué is made of wood and metal and is 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.
Modules are made of soft and elastic silicone which transmit every single pressure variation to the sensor. Thanks to that, musicians can use natural gestures such as vibrato, bending, and hitting normally reserved for traditional instruments.
Joué has 3 slots which can be filled by modules. Modules can be exchanged on the fly during a live performance. Their configuration is stored in the modules themselves, Joué will automatically detect new modules and will send the MIDI data you want.
Every MIDI compliant software can be connected to Joué.
You can play and control software like Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Native Instruments plugins, Max/MSP or any iPad apps from GarageBand to the last iSynth.
You can also connect it to your favorite hardware using a USB to MIDI converter without needing a computer in between or even connect several Joué to the same device to extend the setup.
Furthermore, Joué is MPE compliant (Multi-dimensional Polyphonic Expression).
Pricing and Availability:
Tyler walks us through their flagship trigger sequencer
Richard Nichols gives us a detailed overview of their new oscillator