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Softube adds Roli module to their Modular plugin

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Softube has introduced new module for their Softube Modular - Eurorack emulation plugin.

Roli is leading manufacturer of MPE MIDI controllers (Rise, Seabord Grand and new Blocks) that have 5 dimensions of modulation: Touch - Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, and Lift.

Softube has added module that receives this MIDI data (with up to 4 voices/notes) and transform it into CV signal that can be used to modulate any module.

With Softube Modular ability to send CV signals as audio - you can also connect your computer to Expert Sleepers ES-8 or ES-3 or any other compatible audio interface to send this data to your Eurorack.

It is great to see more MPE-ready VST coming in (is it because Roli acquired Juce?).

PS It won't work well in Ableton Live for now as Ableton doesn't support MPE - you need to use Bitwig, Cubase or Logic (other DAWs have limited support of MPE) to get all the modulation sources working properly.

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