From Arpeggiators To Waterphones, Morphestra Generations Boasts ‘Awesome Twisted Evolving’ Samples

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.

Instrument categories include: Sample_Logic_Morphestra_Generations

  • 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

Multi Categories

  • 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.

User Interface
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.

4 thoughts on “From Arpeggiators To Waterphones, Morphestra Generations Boasts ‘Awesome Twisted Evolving’ Samples

  1. My very first thought when I saw this video and heard this incredible sound track? … ….

    “Yea. I definitely can’t afford this.”

  2. Your main clue is that its particularly aimed at video and game producers. Sample Logic’s plugs are super-crisp, but a lot of what you pay for is that ACID-like mix-&-match sensibility for on-the-fly deadline work. If you can use it with restraint and define it with enough of your own playing, the results are spectacular. Any two SL products and you’re largely covered from their world perspective. Its out of my budget as well, but listen to some of their lengthier demos and you’ll become a convert. Makes a great graduation or Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift! 😛

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