Sensel Expands Express MPE Preset Pack

Sensel, creators of the Morph multi-touch controller, has expanded their free Express MPE sound pack with presets for five additional instruments.

Originally released in January, 2021, Express MPE offers Morph MPE presets for a wide range of synths, including: 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. The sounds range from “indulgent pads to robot-inspired risers to retro digital sounds”, with at least five presets for each title.

The company says that the presets are a masterclass in how to map Pitch Bend, Glide, and Pressure in each of these synths and, by dissecting the patches, you can learn how to get the most from MPE control.

“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’s 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, including Ableton Live 11, Bitwig, StudioOne, Logic, Cubase and others, with any MPE controller.

Here are examples of the Express MPE pack in action:

Here’s a set of videos that demonstrate how to set up MPE with a variety of synths:

See the Sensel site to download.

7 thoughts on “Sensel Expands Express MPE Preset Pack

  1. Strugging to find an obvious download link. Or is it exclusive for Mopth owners? I always use my own sounds, but could’ve been interesting to learn something new. Maybe I’m doing it all wrong)

    1. I think they want your email address and that you sign up for their newsletter on top of the page.
      “Sign up to get express MPE v2”.

  2. Its a smart way to expand the user base. I enjoy Pigments a lot, so this is tempting. The Buchla Thunderbird panel makes MPE feel ‘right’ to me beyond most other approaches.

    You can do impressive string/brass/woodwind things with it, but it really takes off with synth sounds & freaky choir mutations. Some people dismiss presets, but under MPE, those lines blur a lot.

  3. good lord that first demo vid is catastrophic. just… gross lmao.
    but great stuff, product, and work in making it functional on so many more fronts!

  4. Unbelievable expressive controller. Have had my hands on it with a Hydrasynth desktop. I loved it! Pure Buchla magic!

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