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5. - Slot Center

Lié's Slot Center contains 8 slots, each defining how a certain parameter in your synth is affected when a certain axis of movement on Touché is triggered.

Preset and Plug-In Field

  1. Preset Name : Shows the name of the currently loaded Lié preset
  2. Name of hosted Plugin : Shows which plugin is hosted in Lié at the moment. Can be clicked to switch to another instrument.
  3. Instrument View : Displays the interface of the hosted plug-in. When using hardware presets with classic Touché, this gives access to the MIDI settings panel of the preset. More information here.


  1. Random Assigments : Sets random assignments for each Slot. If you wish to keep the current assignments, please save your configuration as a preset before proceeding.
  2. Autoset : Allows the automatic adjustment of the values of the min/max sliders, according to the current value of the parameters from the hosted plug-in. Activating this option lets you browse through the presets from the hosted plug-in without manually adjusting the min/max of the assigned parameters, in order to keep the default sound from the preset.
  3. Pitch Bend Button : When the pitchbend button is lit, the lateral movements on Touché (SE) will send pitch bend messages: Shifting the touch-plate to the right will increase the pitch, shifting to the left will decrease it. The pitchbend range always depends on the sound generator, no matter if it’s a hosted plug-in, or a hardware synthesizer. Being a MIDI parameter, the pitch bend has no effect on the CV outputs of the classic Touché.
  4. Show All Curves : Shows sensitivity curves for all 8 Slots.
  5. Clear All Slots : Resets all curves and assignations. If you wish to keep the current settings, please save your configuration as a preset before proceeding.


1.    Parameter Selection : A drop-down list above each slot makes it possible to choose the parameter you want to attribute to this slot.
2.    Axis Selection : To assign one of the axes of movement, click on its position on the slot. When selected, the axis is displayed in colour. You have 4 different axes. Left and right can be active at the same time.
3.    Min & Max : When a parameter is assigned to a slot, a grey meter appears. It shows the current parameter value. When an axis is assigned, the original value of the parameter will be indicated by a salmon triangle to give you an orientation.* Furthermore, two grey sliders appear: They allow you to modify the min and max values of the parameter controlled by Touché (SE).
4.    Curves : Click on this button to display the Sensitivity Curve for the chosen Slot. Click on the displayed curve to open the Sensitivity Curve Editor. If the curve on the slot isn’t the default linear curve, the icon button is displayed in colour. Learn more in the article about the Sensitivity Curve Editor.

*the triangle isn't displayed when using a hardware preset, because hardware synths don't offer bidirectional communication.


classic Touché only:

Slot Center when using Hardware Presets

1. MIDI Tab

In the MIDI Page, the Slot Center looks just the same as for a plug-in preset, except that you choose CC numbers instead of plug-in parameters. Which CC numbers you should use depends on which device you are using. You will find more informations in its user manual, or by searching "CC Chart" plus the name of your device on the web.

For some hardware instruments, you can directly use the corresponding from Lié’s factory library. Open the hardware preset named after your device. Once loaded, instead of CC numbers in the drop-down list of each Slot, you will see the names of  the parameters.

3. CV Page

On the CV page, there are four Slots available, corresponding to the four CV outputs of Touché.
For each Slot, instead of parameters, you can choose between different voltage ranges. There are four different voltage ranges :

•    0V + 5V
•    5V + 5V
•    0V + 10V
•    10V + 10V

After selecting a voltage range, you may adjust the range even further the voltages with the min/max sliders, for instance if you want to control pitch with a very small range, to produce a subtle vibrato.

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