Customize your J-Play and increase its expressiveness!
Upgrade your J-Play with the pro option and edit the sensitivity, velocity and the type of messages sent. Allow your J-Play to respond to natural gestures such as vibrato, bending and aftertouch.
Transform your J-Play into an expressive MPE MIDI controller with the Pro option.
The Pro option is a firmware upgrade that gives you full access to the Joué Editor, with MIDI mapping and MPE specification.
This update is not automatic, it must be done manually. Once your order placed, you'll receive an email explaining the steps to follow to unlock your Pro option.
What is MPE?
Previously, playing on a MIDI controller could be frustrating when compared to a traditional guitar. While you could use your fingers on each string to create a pitch-bend or tremolo effect, reproducing the same sound on a MIDI controller could take hours of configuration and modulation, without ever sounding like it would on a traditional guitar. MPE has transformed the use of MIDI controllers, turning them into instruments with their own personality and expressiveness, making playing much more natural and intuitive.
MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) technology enables more information to be transmitted between a playing surface (a controller) and a digital sound generator, in particular by making it possible to control the volume of the sound (by pressing harder or softer on the controller), the pitch (i.e. the tonality of the note played) and the tone of the instrument itself, for each note independently.
With the MPE standard, each note on a compatible keyboard or controller is linked with a set of specific MIDI parameters such as pressure, velocity, X and Y position, and sometimes even tilt or rotation.
Discover all the pro option features
A new way to control your software
Improve productivity with a modular, compact MPE MIDI controller. Combine all your controllers into a single device that's always at hand on the road, in the studio or on stage.
A unique technology
Provided with a multi-touch sensor sensitive to pressure variations, the J-Play draws its unique expressiveness from know-how developed by Lemur, a pioneer in multi-touch controllers. The technology implemented offers modularity and natural gestures.