Sample Logic ARPOLOGY


“ARPOLOGY is an entire sample library dedicated to arps and sequenced instruments, but it’s not just a set of rhythmic samples or a basic arpeggiator, this thing is a BEAST!

The sample library is huge, with tons of high quality content as usual and it’s also got a very powerful arpeggiator built in, with control over stutter, note length, arp type, glide, pitch, pan, velocity, and more…per step! You can have up to 64 steps, and there are tons of preset patterns you can load directly within the interface, or come up with your own and save them for later use.

Oh yeah…you can also use it as an arp for any virtual instrument or midi device, because you can drag and drop the sequences directly from the interface into your DAW!  Plus it has all the usual stuff you’d expect from Sample Logic like crazy LFO modulation options, FX, triggers, and the ability to have individual step sequences for all types of fx and modulation parameters.”

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ARPOLOGY ™ is Sample Logic’s most groundbreaking achievement to date; the world’s first virtual instrument and MIDI effect dedicated entirely to arpeggiated/sequenced instruments.  ARPOLOGY goes far beyond, breaking the box of the everyday arpeggiator. It employs an entirely new approach to step sequencing.

The core of ARPOLOGY has been designed around Sample Logic’s newest invention, the powerful Step Animator™ – a step-sequencer and arpeggiator fused into a single engine for animating complex melodic and rhythmic patterns on a per-step basis, eliminating the limitations of traditional sequencing. ARPOLOGY is powered by Kontakt player and is not only an amazing sample library of 550+ instruments and multis spanning all musical genres, but is also a MIDI effect with the ability to transfer Step Animator patterns to any virtual instrument loaded in a DAW.

This means you can drive all of your virtual instruments with the creative power of ARPOLOGY’s Step Animator. It also comes preloaded with over 150 unique and inspiring Step Animator preset patterns that will dramatically change the sound of any loaded instrument and in real-time. As if that wasn’t enough, ARPOLOGY is the first Sample Logic product to come bundled with a fully integrated touch surface controller preset built in TouchOSC for tablets, achieving user control that Kontakt alone cannot.

With this custom designed control surface, the power of ARPOLOGY is transformed into a hands-on, touchable, and creative experience ideal for both live performance and sequencing in a DAW. ARPOLOGY changes the way music is made!

The Step Animator

The Step Animator engine is the driving force behind ARPOLOGY. Developed from the ground up, the Step Animator engine welcomes a new approach, animating sound over time. The dynamic controls of the Step Animator are strategically arranged to maximize power and creative control in an efficient interface. This kind of control is the first of its kind and is like no other Arpeggiator, providing the flexibility to quickly sequence complex rhythmic and melodic patterns with amazing results.

It is mind blowing that such unique and inspiring sounds can be achieved all at the MIDI level. The Step Animator sets ARPOLOGY apart as not just another sample library, but also a complex sonic animation tool that can generate infinite creative results. Thanks to Step Animator’s integration at the MIDI level, ARPOLOGY is not only a powerful virtual instrument, it can also be used as a MIDI effect via Drag & Drop (see Feature Overview) with any virtual instrument in virtually any DAW. This function allows the Step Animator to control thousands of MIDI equipped instruments with up to 128 steps of sequencing power.

Touch The Sound With A Tablet

ARPOLOGY also comes equipped with an awesome TouchOSC preset that, when installed on a tablet, provides the ability to tangibly control the interface in new ways that cannot be achieved with the Kontakt software. A lot of time was spent crafting up a fresh, outside the box, approach for delivering a tableside touchable controller that transports the interface of ARPOLOGY to new heights. The main focus behind this tablet integration is to provide a set of easy to use controls that promote creativity and expedite user control beyond Kontakt. For example, the controller comes with 4 “X/Y” sliders locked and loaded to instantly warp the sounds of every instrument in real-time. This app also provides simultaneous multiple knob manipulations of the ARPOLOGY interface.

The app is divided into 3 main sections:

  • Performance section with 4 pre-assigned XY’s, Arp, and mod-wheel controls.
  • Two-octave MIDI keyboard screen to play ARPOLOGY
  • Multi-script Macro/Button controls for Multis

Tech Specs

  • Over 550 Instruments and Multis delivered at 44.1k/24-bit.
  • Just over 5.25 GB sample library using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression
  • Includes TouchOSC preset to control the ARPOLOGY interface (Designed for iPad running TouchOSC – sold separately) *Presets are compatible with Android OS, but not tested.
  • Requires Kontakt 5.3 Player (free from Native Instruments)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
  • Windows 7 or 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 5.3 GB free disk space for ARPOLOGY sample content
  • 1 GB free disk space for Kontakt 5 Player

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