XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review

Today we are reviewing Xosphere by Sample Logic which is a Kontakt Library center around atmospheres, pads, and soundscapes that can be used in production when you after a particular mood. I use myself Xosphere since October 2016, approximately two years.

At the time (2015) of launching Xosphere is created using the Step Animator and FX Animator from ARPOLOGY and CINEMATIC KEYS. On top of leveraging the technology from those existing libraries, it was built with a new interface.

Xosphere by Sample Logic was designed around atmospheres, pads, and soundscapes you can use in your production when you are after a particular mood or feel. It’s suited for Ambient, Chillout, and Cinematic music. It’s one of the most unique products SampleLogic has released.

Installation

After purchase, you receive codes to receive Xosphere via Contiuata download tool. You download 5.25 GB sample library using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression. It requires Kontakt 5 Player (free) or Kontakt 5 (sold separately) Version 5.5 or higher.

Sound

Xosphere focuses on creating emotional and moving atmospheres. The Sound of Xosphere is where you would expect a Sample Logic’s high-end library to produce dangerous, earth-shattering and horrible sequences and tones.

XOSPHERE sounds ridiculously good, use it to cover cinematic, electronic, and organic music genres, it is also excellent for any music production.

XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review OCS Browser
XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review OCS Browser

Every morph module oscillator is driven by 2 sample-based atmospheres. Those are user assignable and can be morphed manually with the Morph Knob or animated via the Morph Animator. A Dual Filter Oscillator modulates the hi-cut filter of each morph module oscillator, generating creative and complex rhythms by animating two hi-cut filters at different speeds.

The included browser for each morph module oscillator makes hunting for presets and atmospheres simplistic. Each morph module oscillator has independent sound sculpting parameters and effect tools.

The produces sounds overall are very natural. XOSPHERE is stuffed with inspiring sample content. It is a collection of organic synthesis by morphing real world and synthetic sounds into the most excellent Atmospheres which you can combine easily through the supporting UI.

User interface & Usability

With this from 2015 designed UI, you get access to the well-known Sample Logic User Interface (UI). This UI is really geared to support the easy to select the different sounds and sequences to find a new inspiration – or just use the extensive random feature.

With the advanced randomizer function, we know from many Sample Logic products you can can create more than 100,000 combinations of atmospheres can be created per Morph Module Oscillator, with up to 4 oscillators per instrument. On top of that, you can add numerous  FX modules that come with the interface.

XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review Main UI
XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review Main UI

Combining different sounds through layering creates complex and evolving vibes when you hold down a single note producing some very impressive tones.

XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review Instrument Browser
XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review

There are Presets included that you can use as a starting point and inject with movement, shape, and design your sounds is very agile.

XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review Sanpshots
XOSPHERE by Sample Logic Review Sanpshots

The evocative atmospheric categories included in XOSPHERE are:

  • Bizarre
  • Dark N Scary
  • Electronic – Effectual
  • Euphoric – Spiritual
  • Mixed Emotions
  • Mysterious
  • World Organic

XOSPHERE features:

  • 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

Everything is housed in a really well design interface that guides a composer or sound designer to experiment, create new moods, or just support you in your creative exploration.

Suitable for Cinematic, Electronic, Organic Music

XOSPHERE is an excellent tool for cinematic music. The atmospheres are lush and full, and the sounds can easily be layered to create complex textures. XOSPHERE is also great for electronic music. The oscillators are rich and full, and the soundscapes are perfect for creating dark, brooding sounds. XOSPHERE is perfect for organic music. The atmospheres are natural and realistic, and the soundscapes are perfect for adding texture and ambiance to your music.

Conclusion

Xosphere is an Atmosphere library that will provide emotional backgrounds for your projects in ambient genres such as Chill Out, Film Soundtracks or even Pop songs. In a sense, it could be compared to pad-type samples, but the sound is much more developed and complete, not just a simple pad.

Cinematic music is often used in movies to set the mood or to create a certain feeling. It can be used to make the viewer feel happy, sad, scared, or excited. Some popular cinematic music genres are orchestral music, film score, and ambient music.

Electronic music is often used in dance clubs or to hype up a crowd. It can be very rhythmic and upbeat or atmospheric and calming. Some popular electronic music genres are techno, house, and trance.

Organic music is often used in nature documentaries or as a background for yoga videos. It can be very peaceful and calming or have a more upbeat feel. Some popular organic music genres are folk, world, and new age.

Rating:  Four out of five stars

XOSPHERE is an excellent atmospheric sounds library by Sample Logic. With XOSPHERE you can create underscore and beds ranging from rough and fearful to inject into a picture immense serious feelings. XOSPHERE has an astounding sound quality, the UI grants excellent possibilities to play with the tone and vibe.

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