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UNFIY live 'expression' options - touche se


studiotan
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Asking about the possibility of pairing the Expressive E Touche SE and UNIFY (live) - Touche simply clicks on knobs to pair with most virtual NI synths - so likely this may be possible with UNIFY on the desktop?  It's been out a couple of years, so maybe there's performance feedback? - good or bad?  Any information would be appreciated.

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getdunne
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@studiotan

We've been in touch with the good folks at Expressive E, and had been planning to work with them this year, but the pandemic messed up everyone's schedules and plans. Looking into the Touché SE seems like an excellent way to re-connect with them. I'll see what I can do about that.

To answer your question: If Expressive E are willing to provide the necessary technical details, there's no reason we shouldn't be able to make use of all the features of the Touché SE and indeed the Osmose controller, which we're also very interested in.

EXPRESSIVE E USERS: please chime in here with anything you can tell us about your experience using these devices with Unify.


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studiotan
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thank you - did find info on their I/O mapper App "Lie" - looks like it's all good if the VST2 versions of the Users AU soft-instruments are installed as well - I think?  It boggles the big brain to consider Lie/ Touche SE 'live', paired with select UNIFY Combo/ MIDI/ Poly Box knobs all at once!

Supported Plug-Ins to be hosted inside Lié

Lié will only host VST2 64bit instruments, no VST effects, no VST3 format.

Hosting AU is not supported. You can use most instruments within Lié inside Logic Pro X nonetheless: Just make sure that you installed the VST format of an instrument on your Mac. You can then use the plugin instrument in VST format within Lié's AU version.
Unfortunately, Logic's internal instruments (Samples, Alchemy, EXS24 etc.) are among the few instruments that are not offered in VST format, therefore they won't work inside Lié.

Lié is also not able to host other proprietary formats that DAW manufacturers use to deliver their onboard synths, unless the manufacturer makes those synths available in VST2 format as well.

You can still use Touché (SE) as a USB MIDI class compliant controller to work around the VST-only limitation. Without Lié, you can use the inbuilt mapping routine of your DAW to map parameters that don't belong to a VST instrument. Check the respective article for your DAW here.


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tagdar
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@getdunne Hi Shane. Just became aware of Expressive E this month and their current and coming products. The osmose controller looks amazing, as does the touche se. Very interested to hear if talks with Expressive are progressing at all and how they can be integrated with Unify. I’m very excited about Osmose and can’t wait for its release this year. 


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We have been in touch with them a little  - and I hope to have an Osmose at some point. A totally unique instrument you have to plug-in to make it work.

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tagdar
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@pluginguruforums. Thanks John. I’ve ordered a touche se today so will see how that performs with unify when I get it (got to come to NZ from US so hopefully not too many holdups along the way) Shipping a bit tricky these days. 


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