4th August 2009
Sample Logic has announced that its latest product, Morphestra, will be released October 1, 2009.
Developed in association with Kirk Hunter Studios, Morphestra is a powerful collection of new and inventive organic ensembles derived entirely from true orchestral recordings and psycho-acoustic sound design. Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player 3, Morphestra is a collection of over 23 GB and 1100+ instruments and multis. Rather than reinventing the traditional orchestra, Sample Logic says it has created a modern day virtual instrument that "goes above and beyond ANY orchestral/effectual sample library geared for film, TV and game composers".
Morphestra comes pre-installed on a reliable and portable 80 GB Glyph hard drive, Morphestra is "small enough to fit into a pocket and powerful enough to support high track-count audio sessions."
Morphestra's scripted sound-sculpting interface gives users control through Native Instruments Kontakt Player 3. With 5 full tabs of more than 40 on-screen effects and performance parameters, morphing and sculpting is easy. Sample Logic has collaborated with many of the world's leading composers to provide a massive variety of multis created by composers, for composers.
How was Morphestra created?
Sounds were recorded from all over the world and include: Strings, Brass, Winds, Symphonic/World percussion, Vocals, Guitars, Waterphone, Animals, Warehouses, Tools, Machinery and an entire realm of World/Ethnic instruments. Sample Logic then manipulated these sounds using various proprietary techniques and combined them with multiple electronic synthesis elements to create new, organic, never-before-heard instruments and ensembles.
What's under the hood?
Atmosphere/ambient soundscapes and stinger construction kits - Traditional and morphed woodwinds, brass, strings, synths, mallets, bells, solo and ensemble pads and melodic instruments - Melodic and rhythmic tempo-synced loops, loop construction kits, and arpeggiated/gated melodic and impact sequences - Single impacts, cinematic impact ensembles, and percussive kits - Swipes, scrapes, and reverse transitional effects - Performance-ready multis (playable interactive presets templates made from multiple instruments) - Many multis have been designed by world-class award winning film, TV, and game composers.
Pricing & Availability
Priced at $699, Morphestra is scheduled to ship on October 1st, 2009. It can be pre-ordered from September 1st, 2009. As it is powered by Kontakt Player 3 is will be available for Windows, Windows x64 and Mac OS X in stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats.