Modern Animated Percussion (MAP) by Sample Logic Review

Under review today is the latest joint release by Sample Logic & Soundiron Modern Animated Percussion (Affiliate Link). Let’s find out if this is the next step in beat making. Sample Logic & SoundIron did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.8 or later. You install the library with the easy to use Connect download and install tool. Built for the full Kontakt sample player, MAP contains over 6,000 sounds and instrument presets.

Sound

Modern Animated Percussion (Affiliate Link) is changing everything you know about percussion and rhythms.  Built for the full Kontakt sample player, MAP contains over 6,000 sounds and instrument presets. The intuitive design and programming of every preset deliver infinite options for sound sculpting. Sample Logic & Soundiron have teamed up and introduced a Kontakt based drum machine: Modern Animated Percussion (MAP). MAP offers a rhythmic sequencing concept to generate cinematic percussive sounds. Two of my preferred companies collaborating on a percussive library, that sounds already very exciting to me.

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What makes this library different from combining 4 loops is that the samples are aligned and played in concert by the arpeggiator and added sound effects. The sequencers allow you to build amazing moving swings. You can generate simple or very complex rhythm instantly. Many concepts are taken from the experience Sample Logic has with products like EXPEDITIONS Cinematic & World Rhythms, ELECTRO CITY, and Loop Session Series – Rhythmology)

MODERN ANIMATED PERCUSSION – Sample Logic Patch

Modern Animated Percussion features:

  • One of a kind collaboration between SAMPLE LOGIC & SOUNDIRON
  • 6,000+ hand-crafted sounds & instrument presets
  • 13,800+ samples weighing 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

Equipped with over 4,000 unique percussive audio samples and nearly 2,000 presets, MAP has been carefully programmed using Sample Logic’s proprietary 4-core engine. Every instrument preset includes four sound cores, respectively powered by an autonomous drum machine working in tandem to trigger four different sounds at once.

Modern Animated Percussion UI

From EDM to world percussion, Sample Logic and SoundIron wanted to cover a large range of use when composing. You have access to cinematic massive impacts and transitions or more world and ethnic toms & hand percussion and so much more. To get a glimpse at the included drums and percussive instruments take a look at the table below.

Modern Animated Percussion Instrument Categories

Acoustic – OrganicHandsPlastic
AfricaHarmonicPlucked
AsiaHybridReverberant
BassImpactReversed
BeatboxIndiaScrapes – Swipes
BellsIndustrialShakers
BigKicksShort
BrightLatinSnares
CinematicLiteSticks
CymbalsLong – SustainedSweeping
Deep – Low EndMalletsTaikos
Distorted – EdgyMarching DrumsTimpani
Drum SetMetallicToms
Electronic – EffectualNoisy – LoFiTransitions
GamelanOrchestralVocal
GlassPanoramicWaterphone
Glitch – StutterPianoWooden
GongPitched – TonalWorld

Modern Animated Percussion can produce cues at an extraordinary pace, still offering you the flexibility to create percussive sounds that are unique to you.

User interface & Usability

The intuitive design and programming possibilities enable you to start with one of the many preset and adjust it where needed. The selected Interface works in an amazingly effective fashion. Also, use the random function to generate out of the blue a great sounding percussive track.

MODERN ANIMATED PERCUSSION – Sample Logic Patch

Through the UI you have access to additional per track effects which enable you to further shape the rhythmic timbres and tones.

MODERN ANIMATED PERCUSSION – Sample Logic Mix Page

I am always a fan of one single patch where you can load in the Kontakt patch instruments that you mix up with the help of an internal browser. MAP has this feature included and that is a big pro for me.

MODERN ANIMATED PERCUSSION – Sample Logic Browser

Rating:  Five out of five stars

Modern Animated Percussion (Affiliate Link) is so much more than the used comprehensive audio loops adjacent the powerful versatility of a Kontakt drum machine. MAP is a rhythmical percussive bed behemoth for any composer who needs to reach out to a drum track. Perfect when working on a trailer, games, ad or to picture. Modern Animated Percussion is unparalleled, and you as a composer or producer are going to love this percussive sound paradise. The character of MAP is spectacularly cinematic, rhythmically beating, and remarkably valuable.

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