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 tremendous sonic results. How is this possible? The secret is in the infrastructure; even though each preset might sound like an entirely 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 entirely 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 separate clocks. Use this to deconstruct each multi-core preset and make custom playback layers in creative ways.
Sample Logic and Soundiron have teamed up to deliver a vast collection of percussive hit samples. From world percussion to EDM kits, the creative team truly set out to cover the entire map of percussive sounds. We scoured the globe to sample everything from massive impacts & cinematic transitions to traditionally tested toms & hand percussion… and everything in between. MAP truly delivers the most diverse collection of percussive sources assembled into one virtual instrument.
STEPS TO CRAFTING YOUR SOUND
MAP is designed with infinite creativity in mind. The beauty behind this beast is the multitude of ways to use and perform with it. The instrument is laid out into several main sections: The dynamic Preset Browser, the Step Animator engine, the Dynamic FX engine, the Mixer, Master Effects… and, of course, our famous Randomize section. Whether a deadline mandates you to live only in the preset browser, or have time to build your 4-core masterpiece, we’ve provided the map for you to go in any direction you wish.
MAP AT A GLANCE
One of a kind collaboration between SAMPLE LOGIC & SOUNDIRON
6,000+ handcrafted 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