Intuitive Instruments | Exquis Expressive MIDI Controller

Access New Forms of Electronic Musical Expressivity at Your Fingertips with the New Exquis MPE Controller @ CME!

Designed to redefine the art of composition, the new Intuitive Instruments Exquis (pronounced “hex-key”) controller now available at Chicago Synth Exchange combines an intuitive MPE controller with a versatile app, promising to revolutionize the way you compose music. This USB-C–powered controller lets users effortlessly create chords and melodies using its hexagonal backlit keyboard, featuring expressive, sensitive keys, which provide dynamic precision in an ergonomic harmony layout.

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What is MPE?

Boasting MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) controlling capabilities, the Exquis expressive MIDI controller allows for nuanced control of parameters like pitch, timbre, and amplitude, simultaneously, giving users the ability to individually shape the sound of each note.

Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression
Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller Effects and Pedals / Controllers, Volume and Expression

Intuitive Instruments Exquis MIDI & MPE Controller

$299.00

Exquis (pronounced hex-key) is an expressive MIDI controller with a hexagonal backlit keyboard. Compatible with all MIDI synthesizers, modular synthesizers, music software, and optimized for its dedicated app. Complementary and independent, the Exquis keyboard and app provide easy access to sound control and harmony, and propose an efficient workflow to create both live or in studio.

Exquis is a concentration of innovations that are useful for musicians of all levels:

  • By default, Exquis's hexagonal matrix of keys puts notes that sound good together (thirds) next to one another: chords are built with ergonomic shapes, easy to play, learn and understand.
  • The backlit keys allow the player to display any musical scale (or any custom map), guiding the player on the right path. More than 350 scales are available!
  • The keys are independently velocity, pressure, and inclination-sensitive (MIDI Polyphonic Expression protocol) ; the silicone of the keys is both firm enough to play percussion and short notes with precision, and soft enough to modulate long notes with sensitivity.
  • The unique creative workflow (buttons on the keyboard + app) allows anyone to create a song in rhythm within minutes and very simple gestures : picking a sound, recording loops, and composing songs live or programming them in advance.

Specifications

  • Category: MIDI Controller
  • Keyboard: 61 hexagonal keys with pressure (Z axis) and inclination sensitivity (X and Y axis) and RGB backlight
  • Knobs: 4x 360° encoder with push switch and RGB feedback
  • Buttons: 10x push buttons (silicon + conductive ink technology) with RGB backlight
  • Slider: 6-zone or 1 continuous capacitive slider with 6 RGB feedback
  • USB-C port : Standard USB3.0 port, USB-C connector, 5V and 0.9 A max (Power
    consumption : 4.5 W max)
  • MIDI IN and Midi OUT : Standard MIDI communication (serial communication), minijack
    stereo 3.5 mm (1/8'') connector, 5V and 5mA max
  • CV "PITCH" and CV "MOD" : Continuous analog communication (Control Voltage), minijack stereo 3.5 mm (1/8'') connector, 0 to 5V and 20 mA max. 1kohms equivalent output impedance
  • CV "GATE" : on/off analog communication (Control Voltage), minijack stereo 3.5 mm (1/8'') connector, 0 or 5V and 20 mA max. 1kohms equivalent output impedance
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A Concentration of Intuitive Innovations

Accompanied by a user-friendly app, Exquis simplifies the song-creation process, offering a seamless workflow to compose full tracks quickly. Compatible with a broad range of software and hardware—including all MIDI and modular synths—this MPE controller can serve as a versatile tool for musicians of all skill levels, delivering easy access to sound control and harmony, plus an efficient workflow to create both live or in the studio.

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Key Highlights:

  • Exquis's hexagonal matrix of keys puts notes that sound good together (thirds) next to one another—so, chords can be built with ergonomic shapes, making them easy to play, learn, and understand.
  • More than 350 scales are available with the Exquis. The backlit keys let users display any musical scale (or any custom map), guiding them on the right path.
  • The silicone keys are independently velocity-, pressure-, and inclination-sensitive (MIDI Polyphonic Expression protocol)—firm enough to play percussion and short notes with precision, yet soft enough to modulate long notes with sensitivity.
  • Whether picking a sound, recording loops, composing songs live, or programming them in advance, the unique creative workflow (buttons on the keyboard + app) lets users create a song in rhythm within minutes.
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