Touché is designed to drive four channels of power amplification,
with speakers clustered, spread across the stage, or surrounding a room.
Special phasing circuits provide unusual depth and imaging in the resultant
acoustic field. This master volume controls the four channel output as well
as stereo and monophonic submixes. A headset output, with separate balance
and level controls, is on the rear panel.
In the edit mode, the 3 axis tablet becomes the means for efficient access
to stored instrument definitions, which are displayed on a TV or video monitor.
In the play mode, the tablet resumes its role as a performance input, and
editing functions are inhibited. The reset button provides fast access to
an initial state, with all modes and offsets normalized and instruments
1 and 2 selected for playing
In Touché, complex time varying functions can be specified for each
of six different variables. This knob enables the compression or expansion
of these temporal functions without disturbing ratios or pitches.
With Touché, two instrument definitions can be selected and performed
simultaneously. The normal mode of playing two instruments is with each
key activating both voices. The fixed partitioning mode assigns instrument
A to the lower half and instrument B to the upper half of the keyboard.
The adaptive mode assigns instrument A to the left hand; B to the right.
Reverse interchanges instruments A and B.
The music language (FOIL) used to define Touché's instrumental repertoire
includes provision for selectively activating or modifying certain processes.
These touch switches, with self-contained status indicators, provide the
musician with the requisite controls. Additional such programmed stimuli,
originating from foot pedals or external voltages may be applied to back
With Touché's facility for tape storage and retrieval your library
of instrumental resources knows to bounds. 32 instruments are just a touch
away - hundreds more can be stored on a single cassette.
OUTPUT MIX AND PANNING
The relative loudness of the two selected instruments is determined here;
automatic panning enables the gradual transformation of one instrument into
Touch the tablet and Touché responds with note bending, vibrato,
timbre shadings, in any combination and to any degree. With no moving parts
and a variety of software controlled modes, this solid state joystick for
exceeds the capabilities of wheels and ribbons.
A specialized digital keyboard processor provides fast, accurate and musically
logical polyphonic response; silver contacts and double buss switching assure
long-term reliability. This keyboard features pressure sensitivity - any
combination of Touché's variables can be programmed to respond to
the dynamics of playing.