Sensel Buchla Thunder Overlay
Buchla-based Overlay for Sensel Morph
The legendary expressive controller, the Buchla Thunder, now comes to the Sensel Morph in an exclusive new partnership with Buchla. Native support for MIDI, MPE, and more! Designed for expressive electronic music. We’re thrilled to partner with Buchla U.S.A. to bring the Thunder to the Morph, for a modern update that combines the genius of Don Buchla’s ergonomic designs with the unparalleled force sensitivity of the Morph.
The Buchla Thunder Overlay is uniquely well-suited to a variety of instruments - from synthesizers with rich and evolving timbres, to acoustic samples that benefit from a more “human” touch, to hardware synthesizers like the legendary Buchla Easel. You can witness the richness of expression in this example of different instruments, reimagined with the Morph.
We worked closely with the team at Buchla on the feel, design, color, and sizing to respect history and take full advantage of the Morph platform. Each of the 27 areas of the Buchla Thunder Overlay transmits a dedicated note and can be used with any instrument that accepts MIDI or MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) input. The Buchla Thunder Overlay can further be customized to transmit any of the protocols supported by the Sensel App, including HID for gaming, computer keyboard commands, and more.
The Buchla Thunder Overlay exclusively features a new preset system to the Morph. Using the preset button and the numerical keys, you can easily and instantly switch between nine mappings without needing to open the SenselApp. Need to go from an instrument controller to a virtual mixer? Want to choose from a variety of scales? Presets add a seamless extension of customization and expressive control to the Buchla Thunder Overlay. The Morph integrates beautifully with control voltage (CV) using USB-to-CV devices like the FH-2 from Expert Sleepers. Put new life in your old DX7 or brand new Prophet with a USB-MIDI host, such as those from Kenton.
In the Box
• The overlay itself
• Requires Sensel Morph