Sensel, the creators of the Morph multi-touch controller, today announced that they’re adding brand new presets for five different instruments to their free Express MPE sound pack.
Originally released in January, 2021, Express MPE offers gorgeous, playful presets for some of the most expressive synthesizers on the market: Xfer Serum, Arturia Pigments, Bitwig Studio, Audio Damage Quanta, Madrona Labs Aalto and Kaivo, and the Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth.
Now, Sensel has added presets for Audio Damage Phosphor and Continua, sonicLAB Fundamental, Newfangled Audio Generate and Pendulate, and Vital Audio Vital synths. These sounds range from indulgent pads to robot-inspired risers to retro digital sounds, with at least five presets for each title.
For customers who are new to MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), these presets are a masterclass in how to map Pitch Bend, Glide, and Pressure in each of these software (and the Hydrasynth hardware). By putting their fingers to the sounds, they’ll have a new dimension of sonic control. By pulling the presets apart, one can learn some great ways to get the most from the many dimensions of MPE.
“We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from folks who are using the original Express MPE presets and saw an opportunity to encourage further exploration,” said Sensel Product Strategist and Morph Frontman Peter Nyboer. “MPE is coming to more DAWs and instruments, seemingly every week, and we want to be on the front lines promoting it while removing barriers to entry.”
The sounds can be used in any MPE-ready host like Ableton Live 11, Bitwig, StudioOne, Logic, Cubase, and others with any MPE controller like a Sensel Morph, ROLI, Artiphon, or Linnstrument.