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Nuances Controller

(37 customer reviews)


SKU: 30-1-2-1-2 Category:

Current batch : July 2024, sorry already Out of Stock…

Next batch scheduled for early August

Nuances controller is custom made in Paris/France and not a mass produced product.
The unit is available in monthly limited runs only

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Nuances Controller is a professional grade midi CC controller in an oiled wood case.
It is carefully build to last for most demanding composers working with orchestral libraries.

– USB powered (no external power needed)
– Natively recognised by your DAW on MacOs & Windows as “NuancesMidiController”  (without the need of any driver)
– 3 faders 6 cm ultra smooth travel
– Fully configurable with the press of a switch in seconds (no need for any external app) user guide
– An oled screen displays the midi controller number on the top and the corresponding value on the bottom. The display goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity.
– Each fader transmits only Midi CC value.
– Braided cable : about 1,8 m for Classic USB / 1m for USB C (Internaly connected)
– Weight : about 350g
– Size : 96 mm x 135 mm x 30 mm ( 45 mm with faders)

Please note :
- Nuances Controller is enclosed in a real oiled wood case. It may have some small marks or irregularities and color could vary between units. 
- Don't forget, Nuances controllers are carefully hand build with the best parts, I'm always doing my best to send you a wonderful product !
- I'm shipping from France and I won't be responsable for any custom import taxes in your country.
- By buying on this website, you are agree with sales terms and conditions (sorry in French only) / Conditions générales de vente here
- No VAT recovery for EU customers (TVA non applicable – article 293 B du CGI)
- Guarantee : 2 years for EU and 1 year for international purchases.

Both Classic USB and USB C versions are exactly the same internally and will work either on a standard USB computer or an USB C computer via an Hub or an adapter (not included).
Unless you are working remotely with your laptop only, I strongly advise you to order the Classic USB version. Classic USB hubs are more commons and Nuances controller USB bandwidth is so small that dedicating a single USB C port for it is a waste.
Both versions will also works natively on any computer, including new apple silicon computers (M1/M2/M3).
Please, choose accordingly when ordering


Transit Time after shipping :
France 48 h
Most European countries 5 to 15 days
Rest of the world 12 to 25 days
All orders are tracked
Shipping cost page : here


I'm not going to post office everyday, shipping should take up to 5 open days after your order confirmation.
You will receive a parcel tracking link via email

Weight 0,45 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 7 cm
Connector Type

Classic USB, USB C

37 reviews for Nuances Controller

  1. Hassan

    Thanks so much for doing this! There was a small postal mixup and my neighbor got this package a few days ago, but it’s currently in my studio and working beautifully 🙂

  2. E.R.

    Hey Pierre, I got it. The faders feel perfect, very nice and smooth. Thank you very much once again!
    All the best,

  3. Pierre-Alexandre

    Bonjour Pierre!

    Un grand merci pour l’envoi. C’est parfait. Merci beaucoup pour votre travail et la recherche derrière la conception de cette merveille!

    Salutations depuis le Québec!

  4. Francesco

    Hello Pierre,
    The Nuances Controller is here.
    It’s very good and very nicely built!

    Thank you very much

  5. Isma

    Hi Pierre,

    Got my Nuances controller this morning. I’m testing it and it’s working beautifully. Very good craftsmanship! I’m very pleased with it!

    Thank you!

  6. Dominique

    The controller did arrive on Tuesday, much quicker than I had expected. And it looks absolutely fantastic. I was floored from the moment I took it out of the package. Yesterday I set it up and tried it in my DAW. Everything works as expected, and it’s a joy to use. Thank you for this wonderful unit. I really love it, both for its function and its aesthetic.

  7. Karl

    I just checked it out and it works perfectly! It looks wonderful too! Very happy with this, been looking for something like this for years

  8. Enrico

    Hi Pierre,
    yes indeed I received it today and now I just tested it!
    It’s beautiful 😊

    Thank you very much for you support, patience and precious craftmanship.
    I’ll spread the word for sure.

    Now it’s time to do some nuance(s)!

  9. WNTK

    It ended up being delivered to my house this morning (they tried again successfully). Thank you so much! It works great! I’ve already got it setup and working well!

  10. Michael B

    Simplement un petit mail pour vous féliciter et vous remercier d’avoir développé et créé ce magnifique contrôleur qu’est “Nuances”. Comme beaucoup d’entre nous, cela faisait longtemps que je cherchais un contrôleur comme le votre! Encore un grand bravo!

  11. Kevin

    Hi Pierre,

    The controller is fantastic! I really appreciate the work you put into it. It works like a charm and fills a void I‘ve had for a long time!


  12. Brad

    This controller is a work of art! It looks beautiful and becomes a natural extension of your instrument libraries. But more than simply providing control over MIDI CC parameters, it feels… musical. You can tell this was made by a musician, for musicians

  13. Rik

    Bonne nuit Pierre,
    I received the parcel Saturday in good order. Thank you very much for this beautiful piece of equipment.
    It works perfectly and it looks amazing! It is a really classy controller!
    Kind Regards,


  14. Paul

    Hi Pierre,
    I received your Nuances Controller today, what an amazing craftmanship!
    With its perfect length faders and precise CC values, makes is an easy to breathe life into my virtual instruments.
    Thank you for making and sharing this with the world,

  15. Bob

    Dear Pierre,
    I have received the controller, and I absolutely love it. The sliders are perfectly spaced. They are as smooth as butter. The controller is like a piece of art sitting on my desk. The build quality is superb, the screen is bright and beautiful. It is everything I hoped it would be and more. Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to build these.

  16. Nico

    I received my Nuances controller and it is beautiful. I love it. A piece of art. Thanks again. I’m looking forward to incorporating it into my production
    Thanks again

  17. Fiona (verified owner)

    The controller is so beautiful, and works so well. I agree, a piece of art! Thanks, Pierre, for making this!

  18. Mario Costa

    Pierre, I’ve been using the controller since this morning and it is really, really cool! The beautiful and classy wooden finish, the smooth sliders and the simplicity of setting up each slider to its desired CC is refreshing. Not a second wasted trying to figure it out, no need for manual, all self evident. You just made my life and creativity flow much easier! Merci beaucoup, mon ami! Mario Costa LA based composer

  19. Geoff Stanton (verified owner)

    Dear Pierre, It arrived safely this morning and I am beyond delighted! I had very high expectations having read the reviews etc, but I still wasn’t prepared for what a thing of beauty this controller is! Simple, elegant and does what it promises from the moment you plug it in. A pure delight. Thank you so very much for taking the trouble to build them. I feel like I belong to a very exclusive club! Very Best Wishes – Geoff

  20. John D (verified owner)

    Flawless ! Works great, very easy just plug and play. Great feel in the faders and it’s aesthetically pleasing. Merveilleux Pierre !

  21. Thomas Schuler (verified owner)

    The Nuances Controller feels and looks very elegant, an object that radiates great love for craftsmanship.

    Pierre, thanks a lot for designing and sharing this lovely little treasure chest. The joy of integrating it into upcoming projects is guaranteed. It will play a big part in bringing my virtual instruments to life.
    Un chaleureux merci de Zurich.

  22. Jules L. (verified owner)

    Wonderful feeling controller–almost reminds me of moving a bow across a string. I’ve made a couple of sketches throwing random expressive VST’s together and this has cut down my automation editing time by at least half. Thank you so much for this wonderful controller!


  23. Andrew Hollander

    Love this controller. Simple, beautiful craftsmanship and easy plug and play…no software required. The faders have a great feel to them. It’s clear this was made by a musician for musicians. -Andy

  24. Paulo (verified owner)

    The controls have a great feel and excellent craftsmanship! Natural expressions at your fingertips! Thank you Pierre!

  25. shane

    Hi Pierre,

    My Nuances Controller arrived today and it is indeed a work of art. Beautiful, simple, and functional. I absolutely LOVE it. The faders feel fantastic; so smooth. The 60mm throw, I believe, is perfect. 100mm would be too long, and much better than the 35mm on my Arturia Keylab (yuck). My strings sound immediately better.

    Thanks for your artistry.


  26. Dennis C. Smith (verified owner)

    at last ! something that just works without any hassel
    great feeling
    keep up the good work

  27. Maarten Schellekens (verified owner)

    Pierre, you really fill a gap and adding great value to serious musicians and music producers by offering a wonderful, high-quality and easy-to-use expression controller. It is just perfect!

  28. Jean-Philippe Goude

    Great idea, perfect design and making. Simple and so efficient ! Thank you so much, Pierre.

  29. Nicolette (verified owner)

    I have been looking for sucvh a controller for a long time, just 3 long good quality sliders. It is perfect and it looks fantastic. Thanks for making this! Very happy with this controller.

  30. Jeff Bernstein (verified owner)

    I’ve been searching for the perfect MIDI controller for a long time. I found it. Wonderfully constructed and a pleasure to use. Dealing with Pierre was a joy and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Nuances MIDI controller. There is no finer controller on the market.

  31. Alex Komlew

    It’s just incredible what dynamics you can get out of libs if the controller is high quality, I’ve been working for years only on touchpads or now again with my Behringer. Nuances is a real quantum leap, love it!

  32. Robert

    Just wanted to express my thanks to you for this magnificent piece of crafted perfection.
    I just received my controller today and I connected it to my Mac – everything just worked perfectly fine.
    You even managed to include a display timer, so the OLED wouldn’t burn in too fast – genius. The oiled casing and braided cable are the cherry on top.

    I am super happy about my purchase and do not regret it. I knew I did the right decision by avoiding all these overpriced Kickstarter products that never ship anyway and going for your DIY controller – which honestly looks like right from the Moog factory 😉

    Merci beaucoup!

    Cheers from Rotterdam, 🌉


  33. bob

    Kia ora Pierre
    My Nuances controller arrived this morning and I’m absolutely thrilled!
    I’d been using a controller with 100mm faders and the 60mm throw of yours is perfect – really good weight and spacing between faders too.

    I’m something of a woodworker myself, making instruments, and I’m very impressed with the build quality of your unit. It’s a work of art and because of that it feels like an extension of the sample library being played. A physical instrument in a sense that connects you to the music – wonderful!

    I really appreciate that you take time out of your composing to make these and have them available to others.

    Ngā Mihi


  34. Alain

    Dear Pierre, thank you so much for the Controller. It works like a charm and I dont know how I have been able to live without all this time. I feel the device really brings my music to the next level. Congratulations with the great build quality, it really is a wonderful addition to my music studio.

  35. Andre

    Hello Pierre,

    This morning i received the Controller, just a few words..

    Amazing, beautiful, love it!!

    Thanks for making this controller!

    Best Regards

  36. Paul

    I love this controller. It’s beautifully made and does everything I need. It’s simple to set up and use because it doesn’t require any software. This means I can focus on making music. I had another controller which was a nightmare to set up and was totally unreliable, so this is real plus in terms of time saved/stress avoided.
    I think it’s probably the best controller on the market for the price, quality and ease of use. Pierre also offers excellent after sales support if you need it. Highly recommended.

  37. Cyrille (verified owner)

    Quand un compositeur talentueux imagine un contrôleur, il le fait… avec talent ! Pierre, si tu fais un DAW, appelles-moi j’ai quelques idées…😉

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