Meet Morphestra 2, the mighty morphin' cinematic orchestra

We've seen countless 'pure' orchestral sample libraries, but Sample Logic's Morphestra 2 is something different. Sure, it features a sizeable collection of orchestral samples (as well as the likes of waterphones, animals, warehouses, tools, machinery, drums, and a number of unique world instruments), but these have been morphed together to create a unique collection of instruments and multis.

Over 10GB of the content is completely new, and Morphestra 2 also includes all the samples from Sample Logic's Morphestra Generations. The sounds were created using the company's proprietary morphing and synthesis techniques, and are presented in a 'dynamic user interface'. They're geared towards film, TV and game composers, but should be suitable for anyone who wants orchestral tones with a twist.

The full version of Morphestra 2 is currently available for $400 (that's $100 off the regular price), while those who own the original Morphestra or Morphestra Generations can crossgrade for $200 if they do so within the next two weeks (regular price is $250).

You can find out more and place an order on the Sample Logic website. Morphestra 2 needs to be run in either Native Instruments' Kontakt or the free Kontakt 5 Player, and can operate standalone or as a plugin on Mac and PC.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.