Sample Logic‘s new Morphestra Generations collection of over 1600 instruments and multis “weighs in” at over 16GBs. The library’s sounds, geared for film, TV and game composers, were derived entirely from true orchestral recordings, made in association with Kirk Hunter Studios.
A wide range of instruments (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Symphonic & World percussion, Voices, Guitars, Waterphones, Animals, Warehouses, Tools, Machinery, and a number of “unique world instruments”) were recorded in the studio and as field recordings, and then manipulated using Sample Logic’s own proprietary morphing and synthesis techniques to create new organic, “never-before-heard” instruments and ensembles.
- Atmospheres — Continuously-sustained soundscapes that are static or full of organic motion
- Instrumentals (Arpeggiated) — Customizable tempo-synced arpeggiator-driven impact loops.
Bells — Mallets — Sounds derived from recordings of bells and mallet instruments.
Keys — Sounds similar to traditional keyboard instruments.
Loops — repeating sequenced instrumental recordings.
Strings — Sounds derived from recordings of stringed instruments.
Synths — Sounds similar to electronic synthesizers.
Winds — Sounds derived from recordings of wind instruments.
- Percussives — Big Ensembles — Multi-voice percussive hits
Impact Sequences — Multi-hit percussive instruments
Impacts — One-shot percussive hits
Kits — Drum set-like instruments
Loops — Sub-categorized percussive sequences
Transitions — Strategic rhythmic gestures for blending and bridging events and musical ideas
- Multis — Powerful templates combining various Morphestra Generations instruments into all-in-one presets.
- Construction Beds — Various instruments types mapped out across the keymap in zones.
- Instrument Stacks — Several instruments stacked on top of one another, sharing the same keymap range.
- One Note Glory — Several instruments stacked on top of one another, sharing the same keymap range, to be performed by playing one note.
The core of Morphestra Generations is focused around the user experience, designed with the composer and sound designer in mind, providing the freedom to transform samples into “awesome twisted evolving” instruments with endless possibilities.
The interface includes:
- Multi-core Effect Sequencers for real-time effect automation
- Triggers — 48 unique effect chains
- Arpeggigator — sequencer based gate effect
- LFO section to make things wobble
- Wave — additive synthesis engine
- Pitch sequencer for quick and easy pattern based transpositions on the fly
- Multi Script Macros for real-time sequencing of instrument parameter controls
System Requirements & Compatibility. Requires Kontakt 5.2 Player free from Native Instruments; Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended); Windows 7 or 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended).
Pricing and availability. Sample Logic’s Morphestra Generations is available now and retails for $599.99 US. Current users of the original Morphestra can upgrade to the new version for $99.99 US. To purchase, or for more info visit the Sample Logic website.