Epic collection of 1100+ instruments and multis pre-installed on a 160GB hard drive
"Inspirational and instantly ´visual´ - there´s something for everyone. Morphestra gets two thumbs up." - Future Music
"Much effort has gone into creating something out of the ordinary, and the results are imaginative, varied and rewarding" - Sound on Sound
"Start with the atmospheres and you´re instantly transported to any number of blockbuster soundtracks [...] the percussives section steals the show, with its plethora of cinematic effects, sweeps and hits, plus great sequences and loops." – Computer Music (Rating: 9/10)
"Full to the brim with high-impact hits, deep pulsing undercurrents, ambient effects and reverse stings that wouldn´t sound out of place on any Hollywod trailer." - Music Tech
"The guys over at samplelogic have done it ! - surprised me. I am looking forward to using MORPHESTRA on my next movie score. Finding original sounds to use while writing is essential and inspiring. MORPHESTRA is going to be my new go-to tool." - Rupert Gregson-Williams
"I was really surprised at how cinematic and dramatic these instruments are. A highly cinematic original tool set with an impressive range of instruments" - Jesper Kyd
"Sample Logic has impressed me yet again with Morphestra. I´ve always loved the organization of SL patches, and was happy to see they had continued this tradition. But they´ve certainly outdone themselves with these sounds. When I´m scoring, looking for elements and sounds to add to the palette, I need diversity. This is an incredibly diverse library and it will see some heavy use here for quite some time. Well done gentlemen!" - Mark Isham
Great morphing ambiences, great morphing pulses and another fast, intuitive Kontakt interface from Sample Logic.. all combine to make an exciting, relevant and useful library. - Bill Brown
Sample Logic´s award-winning team presents a powerful collection of creatively new and inventive organic instruments. Morphestra is derived entirely from orchestral recordings and psycho-acoustic sound design. In association with Kirk Hunter Studios and powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player 3, Morphestra is an epic collection of over 27 GB and 1200+ instruments and multis delivered pre-installed on a pocket-sized Glyph hard drive.
Out of the box, Morphestra is ideal for film, TV, video games, electronic music, ambient music, multimedia genres, and much more... Its powerful instruments and multis stand on their own making it a "must have." This makes creating an entire production possible without the assistance of any additional third-party instruments and effects. This "cine-organic" achievement surpasses any library of its kind. Rather than reinventing the traditional orchestra, Sample Logic has created a modern-day virtual instrument using effectual techniques. Morphestra includes: cinematic atmospheres, innovative arpeggiated/gated melodic and rhythmic instruments, thunderous percussive impacts, transition trailer effects, and dynamic rhythmic loops, and lush evocative pads, just to name a few.
Morphestra sets the trend for the future, not only in sonic quality, but also with its plug-and-play delivery system that streamlines installation. Pre-installed on a reliable and portable 160 GB Glyph hard drive, Morphestra is "small enough to fit into a pocket and powerful enough to support high track-count audio sessions."
Morphestra Hard Drive Specifications
Comes pre-installed on a Glyph PORTAGIG 50, 160 GB Hard Drive
FireWire 800 & USB 2.0 ports
7,200 RPM 8MB cache
SATA II hard drive
Qualified for use in all major Digital Audio Workstations
2-year free basic data recovery
1-year overnight advanced replacement
Drive includes: Morphestra software, Kontakt Player software, 160 GB hard drive, FireWire 800 cable, USB 2.0 cable, Portable carrying case.
The Portagig 50 adds an eSATA port for faster download speeds. IT also adds support for Glyph Manager software, which monitors drive health and temperature over FireWire and USB.
Morphestra´s scripted sound-sculpting interface breaks new boundaries, giving users unprecedented control achieved through the Native Instruments Kontakt engine. With 5 full tabs of more than 40 onscreen effects and performance parameters, morphing and sculpting has never been easier. Whether in the studio or on stage, this production-ready virtual instrument inspires and delivers on demand. Not to mention, Sample Logic has collaborated with many of the world´s leading composers to provide a massive variety of multis created by composers for composers.
Additional multis have been created by:
Mark Isham - Grammy/Emmy award-winning composer whose works includes: FAME, CRASH, BOBBY, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, MIRACLE, POINT BREAK, RESERVATION ROAD, BLADE, LIONS FOR LAMBS, NEXT, INVINCIBLE, OCTOBER SKY, OF MICE AND MEN, CHICAGO HOPE, and much more...
Tom Salta - Renowned video game composer whose works includes: RED STEEL 2, TOM CLANCY´S H.A.W.X., GHOST RECON ADVANCED WARFIGHTER 1 & 2, NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 2.
Rupert Gregson-Williams - Award-winning composer whose works include: BEE MOVIE, BEDTIME STORIES, MADE OF HONOR, YOU DON´T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN, CLICK, OVER THE HEDGE, HOTEL RWANDA, I NOW PROnOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY, and much more...
David Lawrence - Award-winning composer whose works include: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, AMERICAN PIE 1 & 2, VAN WILDER, CANE, JERICHO, THE CLEANER, HARPERS ISLAND, and much more...
Bill Brown - Award-winning composer whose works include: CSI: NY, GHOST RECON, WOLFENSTEIN, RAINBOW SIX, COMMAND AND CONQUER, and much more...
How was Morphestra created?
Sounds have been recorded from all over the world and include: Symphonic/World percussion, Vocals, Guitars, Waterphone, Animals, Warehouses, Strings, Brass, Winds, Tools, Machinery and an entire realm of World/Ethnic instruments. We then manipulated these sounds using various proprietary Sample Logic techniques and combined them with multiple electronic synthesis elements to create new, organic, never-before-heard instruments and ensembles.
What´s under the hood?
Morphestra is packed with 27+ GB of over 1200 instruments and multis. The library is divided into 3 main categories: Atmospheres, Instrumentals, Percussives
All of these instruments are derived from orchestral studio and field recordings, many of which were manipulated, morphed, and processed at multiple stages of product development, including the sample production phase, the programming phase, and in real-time via Morphestra’s user controllable interface parameters.
Atmosphere/ambient soundscapes and stinger construction kits
Melodic and rhythmic tempo-synced loops, loop construction kits, and arpeggiated/gated melodic and impact sequences
Single impacts, cinematic impact ensembles, and percussive kits
Morphed winds, strings, synths, mallets, bells, solo and ensemble pads and melodic instruments
Swipes, scrapes, and reverse transitional trailer effects
Performance-ready multis (playable interactive presets templates made from multiple instruments)