A COLLABORATION BETWEEN SAMPLE LOGIC & SOUNDIRON
We are proud to introduce the world’s most modern drum machine: Modern Animated Percussion. MAP redefines everything you know about percussion and rhythms. Built for the full version of Kontakt, MAP contains over 6,000 sounds and instrument presets. The intuitive design and programming of every preset delivers infinite options for sound sculpting. Packed with creative presets, the effortless user interface makes it easy to conjure rhythmic timbres and tones.
BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN PERCUSSION & RHYTHM
MAP gives you the production quality of a polished audio loop alongside the dynamic flexibility of a drum machine. Change any aspect of the sound with infinite sonic results. How is this possible? The secret is in the infrastructure; even though each preset might sound like a perfectly produced rhythmic audio loop, it is much more, as there are no loops in this product. In the driver’s seat is a supercharged MIDI based drum machine, triggering samples with the elasticity of an arpeggiator.
FROM SAMPLE TO RHYTHM
Equipped with over 4,000 unique percussive audio samples and nearly 2,000 presets, MAP has been meticulously programmed around Sample Logic’s proprietary 4-core engine. Each instrument preset contains 4 sound cores, each powered by an independent drum machine running in tandem to trigger 4 different sounds at once. This generates perfectly produced and polished loop-like results, but with far more flexibility than simple sampled audio loops. The 4-core engine allows you to change any aspect of any sound at any time, maximizing creativity. Each core has two main components: a Step Animator (MIDI step pattern engine) and a dynamic FX engine. These engines are intelligently designed for dynamic control and customization, with a visual language that’s easy to understand and tweak. Fire up all 4 cores by playing middle C on your MIDI controller - the Step Animator does the rest. For single core playback, use keys D,E,F, or G which will trigger on different clocks. Use this to deconstruct each multi-core preset and make custom playback layers in creative ways.
MAP - Walkthrough
Multi-core Presets In Action
Composing with MAP
DYNAMIC PRESET BROWSER
Dial in the sound you want with ease. A lot of development has been placed on the ergonomics of MAP’s all-in-one dynamic preset browser which allows you to source different attributes of any preset. This includes multi-core presets, core presets, source presets, step pattern presets and FX pattern presets. Access any attribute from multiple interface buttons and jump from one core to the next, or from one instrument preset to another. Each preset browser uses intuitive tags to guide you to the sound you’re looking for. Once you find the perfect sound, you’ll never lose it, as the Favorite Preset options allows for easy recall of your top sounds - even after closing and reopening the instrument. Preset navigation doesn’t end there: Mix and match attributes from any preset using the preset filter section to load just a source, effects rack, or step pattern of any core or multi-core preset.
STEP ANIMATOR ENGINE
The motion behind each core is the Step Animator, bringing to life MAP’s 4,000 sound sources, breathing life into each and every step of a sequenced rhythm. What is a step animator? The Step Animator is what happens when the world’s most advanced arpeggiator and drum machine get together and make a baby. One key note triggers an entire sequenced multi-step/bar rhythm, just like an audio loop, yet programmed like a drum machine. Load any pattern preset, or create and adapt your own. Each step in the Step Animator has its own independent controls, animating up to 128 steps by note length, velocity, midi transpose, stutter, stutter rate, pan and duration. So much custom control at your fingertips and all independently adjustable on a per-step basis! Too much motion? Deactivate any or all Step Animator sequences and trigger MAP as a one-shot sample playback engine.
DYNAMIC FX ENGINE
The more customization the better. Take your beats on a journey by adding up to 6 insert effects in each core, then activate the FX Animators to modulate parameters of each effect over time. This delivers even more sonic motion to animate the sound. The dynamic effects engine adds character and shape to the percussive animations. MAP offers 23 unique effects bringing the best of Kontakt right to the user interface.
MIXER AND MASTERING
To top it all off, once you’ve selected your sources, step animated them with a pattern, and dialed in some funky modulating effects, it's time to start putting the final touches on your multi-cores using the Mixer and Master FX sections. Mixer allows you to adjust each core’s volume and panning, as well as envelope shaping, filtering and EQ. In addition, the Mixer is equipped with our proprietary Energy knob which boosts the edge and power of each sound core. The Master section adds the icing on the cake, employing a dynamic FX chain where all 4 cores are summed together. Add up to 6 dynamic insert FX to master the final mix. Use global reverb, delays, phasing, flanging, compression and much more.
ROLL THE DICE WITH RANDOM
With all these dynamic features at your fingertips, why not roll the dice and let our intelligent randomization engine do the work for you? Take a road trip! Las Vegas here we come! Randomize practically any element of the sound. This is truly the fastest way to dial in something completely unique. Simply click the Random button and achieve sonic gold!
- One of a kind collaboration between Sample Logic and Soundiron
- 6,000+ hand crafted sounds & instrument presets
- 3,800+ samples weighing at 5+GB (samples are delivered at 44.1kHz / 24-bit)
- Dynamic “all-in-one” tag-based preset browsing system all within the UI
- Proprietary 4-core Step Animator & Hot-swappable dynamic FX engine
- Entirely “randomizable” performance engine for instant and infinite inspiration
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.8 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library's custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited "demo mode". The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.
- 1 master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
- 5.13 GB Installed
- 13,806 Samples
- 24 bit / 44.1 kHz NCW compressed files
- Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, FX, and arpeggiator.
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.8 (or later) is required to use the .nki instrument preset included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.11 or higher. i5 CPU, 4 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
Note: This software is delivered as a digital download. A broadband internet connection is required. Please see our Help Page for licensing information, download and installation instructions, tutorials and to read our End User Licensing Agreement before ordering. All sales are final.
Reviews & Endorsements
"Modern Animated Percussion takes a pristine and colorful palette of percussive elements and twists them into an evocative rhythm machine. The interface is packed with tools for sculpting a signature sound. MAP is both inspiring and powerful, an exciting take on contemporary grooves."
“Modern Animated Percussion just simply puts a smile on my face. I love the instant movement and motion, and the almost immediate rhythmic inspiration is brings. And importantly for me, ease of operation to customize things quickly. Into the Palette it goes”
"MAP has an amazing amount of things to tweak, which means you can customize everything to fit your music perfectly."
“This thing is instant inspiration - I love the random function and the ability to endlessly tweak every element."