Sample Logic Releases Impakt

August 15 Sample Logic releases IMPAKT, a new suite of over 850 “morphed” concert percussion instruments and multis. This collection of instruments ranges from “dramatically twisted” marimbas and xylophones, peaceful chimes and bells to “massively transfigured” tympani, gongs, bass drums, cymbals, and a range of world percussion instruments.

IMPAKT’s suite includes: 

  • Morphed – Atmospheric/Ambient Soundscapes, Melodic Leads and Pads, Percussive tempo-synced rhythmic Loops, Melodic & Percussive Arpeggiated Instruments, Percussive Impacts, Big Hit Ensembles & Kits, Swipes, Scrapes, & Reverse Transitional Effects.
  • Traditional – Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glock & Crotales; Bass Drum, Timpani, Gong, Tubular Bells, Suspended Cymbals; World Percussion – Bongos, Cajon, Wood Block, Conguitas, Cow Bell, Water Triangle, Wind Chimes, Hands, Guiro, Tambourine, etc.
  • Multis – Over 80 custom multi-instruments that include Construction Beds, Instrument Stacks and “One Note Glory” Multis. Performance-ready with up to 6 customizable Multi Script Macros.

Impakt’s user interface was designed with the composer and sound designer in mind, providing control for easy customization.  The interface includes:

  • Multi-core Effect Sequencers for real-time effect automation
  • Triggers – 48 unique effect chains
  • Arpeggigater [sic] – sequencer based gate effect
  • LFO section, “to make things wobble”
  • Wave – additive/subtractive synthesis engine
  • Pitch sequencer for real-time pattern based transpositions
  • Space – a 3D sound mixer for traditional instruments that can change the listening perspective in real time.
  • Loop – audio sliced based effect engine that can bypass and turn effects and parameters on in real time that is included on all tempo-synced loop instruments.
  • Multi Script Macros for real-time sequencing of instrument parameter controls.

System Requirements:

  • Kontakt 5 Player 5.1 or higher (free download) or full version of Kontakt 5.1 or higher (sold separately);
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended);
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2GB RAM (4GB recommended);
  • 1 GB free disk space for Kontakt 5 Player;
  • 20 GB free disk space for IMPAKT sample content.

Pricing and Availability. Sample Logic’s Impakt will be available for direct download purchase on August 15, for a recommended retail price of $399.99. For technical specification and more information, visit the Sample Logic site. Pre-orders today are discounted $100.

3 thoughts on “Sample Logic Releases Impakt

  1. Sample Logic can be pricey, but they offer boutique-quality soft-synths. They have a certain sound and design sensibility aimed at being bigger-than-life, so it takes some care to slot them in without overwhelming the piece. but dig the power if you want a big kaboom! They’re akin to ACID, all polished and potent. They class up the joint. 😀 They are like Rob Papen’s synths. They don’t get a ton of press, but new ones appear because they’re workhorses that serious types embrace. Impakt is no different. A tip of the hat for offering a Kontakt Player version. Its much appreciated.

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