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5. - Adjusting the mechanism's sensitivity

Touché (SE)'s companion app lets you adjust the effect that gestures have on your synthesizer independently per parameter. To learn more about this, read here: Sensitivity Curve Editor.

This article however deals with how you can customize Touché (SE)'s feeling on a global basis, using the hardware itself, so that if fits your personal taste.

Adjusting sensor sensitivity for the vertical pressure axes

Turn the Encoder clockwise to increase the sensitivity and counter-clockwise to decrease the sensitivity of the top and bottom axes of movement. This is done in 8 steps and won't change the actual mechanical feedback, but the scaling of the sensors.

Depending on the setting, you will need less or more key travel to reach the maximum value. At maximum sensitivity, a push of only a few millimetres is enough to reach the maximum value, whereas at minimum sensitivity it requires you to press the Touch-Plate down the whole way to achieve the same effect.

A high sensitivity is often suitable for percussive playing, while progressive and precise movements which demand more control, may need a lower sensitivity level.

Adjusting mechanical feedback for the vertical pressure axes

If you want to change the actual haptic feedback of the top and bottom axes, you need to replace the silicone Cylinders that are responsible for the nice instrumental feel of Touché (SE). The Shore 40 Pink Cylinders are the original cylinders coming with Touché (SE). They are versatile and suited for a wide range of gestures: soft or hard, progressive or percussive.

You can purchase a set of Cylinders, containing a softer, white and a stiffer, black pair of Cylinders from our webshop. To learn how to exchange the Cylinders, please read here: Replacing the Cylinders.

Adjusting mechanical feedback for the left and right axes

Underneath the Touch-Plate you will find a physical Slider. Changing this Slider's position will adjust the lateral stiffness of the mechanism. Placing the Slider on the bottom position will decrease the resistance when moving the touch-plate sideways, leading to a springy behaviour and higher sensitivity. By placing the Slider on the upper position, it will tighten the mechanism and thus increase control and precision.

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