Our friends over at Sample Logic have been busy cooking in their “secret sample labs” and have come out with some new sample wizardry which they have sent over to the Pro-Tools-Expert Twickenham Shedquarters for testing. Standby for a show and tell video as soon as we humanly can. This product releases 20th November. Early bird discounts are available on the Sample Logic website (see later) at only $249.99 rather than the full release price of $299.99.
What is it?
Xosphere is a atmosphere creation tool so is perfect for my needs as a “sampling freshman” who needs to be able to quickly deliver powerful and evocative atmospheres on the fly with a minimum of fuss in the middle of a busy post mix.
Is it an sampling instrument? is it a synthesiser? Its both and more and can simultaneously morph up to 8 unique atmospheres through 4 morph module oscillators (well that’s a bit of a mouthful!). It uses Sample Logic’s new Morph Knob and Morph Animator to combine animation, psycho acoustic sampling and hybrid synthesis to create organic life and motion in your soundscape.
I am rather looking forward to a good play with this, and will cancel all shore leave….
Each morph module oscillator is powered by 2 sample based atmospheres, each of which are her assignable and can be morphed manually via the Morph Knob or animated via the morph animator.
Here’s a screen grab of the user interface
- Dark N Scary
- Electronic – Effectual
- Euphoric – Spiritual
- Mixed Emotions
- World Organic
So How Many Sounds, Morph Modules Oscillators, and Instruments Are There?
- 350+ Atmospheres
- 2 Atmospheres per Morph Module Oscillator with 100,000+ possible
- combinations of atmospheres per oscillator
- 275 Morph Module Oscillator factory presets
- 4 Morph Module Oscillators per instrument
- 275+ Factory instrument presets containing a mixture of 2-4 oscillators per
- instrument preset
Tech Specs and System Requirements:
- Over 350 Atmospheres delivered at 44.1k/24-bit.
- 5.25 GB sample library using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression
- Requires Kontakt 5 Player (Free) or Retail version (sold separately) Version 5.3.1
- or higher
- Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB
- Windows 7/8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64
- X2, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
- 5.25 GB free disk space for XOSPHERE sample content
- 1 GB free disk space for Kontakt 5 Player
Check out my review of Sample Logic’s Cinematic Keys here
More info from the Sample Logic website here