For the first time, music hardware and software company Expressive E has released a free synthesizer preset pack that does not require one of its unique Touché or Touché SE controllers. This new 20-preset collection harnesses the advanced sound-design capabilities of Massive X, Native Instruments’ flagship wavetable software synthesizer, and offers users the next level in articulate playability.
The deep modular nature of Massive X lets its users interact with its sounds much more expressively than on traditional subtractive synthesizers, making it a perfect candidate for the sound design talents of Expressive E’s team. Their free presets utilize Massive X’s sophisticated programming, so users can immediately shape the sounds in creative ways with the turn of a single control. Even after the initial sound stops—for instance with short pluck or bell sounds—that single control continues to put out volume and timbre changes with no need to retrigger the note.
This Massive X 20-preset download is free to anyone who registers an account at Expressive E’s website.
Owners of an Expressive E Touché or Touché SE controller will have an even more precise and supremely tactile experience with these sounds. The devices’ four-axis control surface offers the highest degree of touch and pressure sensitivity for both the most subtle and the most aggressive parameter changes.