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Sensel Morph

Control Surface
Published October 2018
By Nick Rothwell

Sensel Morph

If you like your control surfaces to be versatile as well as tactile, the Sensel Morph might be for you.

The Sensel Morph is a pressure‑sensitive multi‑touch control surface which first emerged as a Kickstarter project in 2015, though initial prototyping took place as early as the end of 2013. The Kickstarter goal was over‑subscribed by a factor of four, so clearly there’s demand for a product of this type. (The only other similar device is the French‑built Joué.) So, what makes the Morph appealing in a scene that’s already inundated with numerous MIDI controllers and iPad instrument apps?

First Impressions

The Morph ships in a minimalist, Apple‑style white box, and opening the box reveals something which looks very much like an iPad: a thin, featureless aluminium slab 240mm wide by 170mm deep. (That’s the same width as my iPad 3 and maybe a centimetre less deep.) Most of the top surface is a featureless matte black, apart from a raised ridge at the back. A quick inspection of the edges of the device reveal a power button and a micro‑USB socket, plus a narrow window to facilitate Bluetooth wireless.

The naked Morph.The naked Morph.The Morph is largely inert until one starts applying overlays. An overlay is a textured flexible silicone surface...

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Published October 2018