Extraordinary Organic Motion
AT A GLANCE
483 Instruments & Presets
12 GB Sample Content
Made entirely from multi-sampled keyboard instruments
Sample Logic’s proprietary quad-core Step Animator with XY motion engines
Dynamic meta-tag browsing system
Randomize engine parameter for instant and infinite inspiration
Drag & Drop MIDI pattern technology
Hot-swappable effects chain integration
WHAT IS MOTION KEYS?
BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO THE SOUNDS OF KEYBOARDS & PIANOS
Introducing MOTION KEYS: a refreshingly new approach to the world of keyboards and pianos, utilizing extraordinary organic motion with infinite sound-shaping possibilities unlike any other keyboard instrument. Developed in the Kontakt engine, this mammoth 12 GB virtual instrument contains 480 multi-sampled instruments and presets, over 10,400 samples, all meticulously programmed to provide incredibly inspiring sonic material and musical ideas. Whether you need a pristine grand piano, or a mutating kaleidoscope of lush keyboards, you will find it within MOTION KEYS.
CRAFTING THE SOUND
Sample Logic has deeply sampled a wide variety of Grand Pianos, Upright Pianos, Toy Pianos, Harpsichords, Accordions, Organs, Digital Classics, Synthetic Keys, Vintage Keyboards, Wavetable Synthesizers establishing the groundwork for perpetual motion. From there, choose any combination of instruments to create organic, synthetic, and hybrid music productions that instantly come to life through amazing animations and intricate motion.
|Acoustic – Organic
|Electronic – Effectual
|Hybrid – Industrial
|Short – Staccato
|Chordal – Melodic
|Sustained – Long
|Deep – Low End
|Noisy – LoFi
|Distorted – Edgy
|Wet – Reverberant
|Wild – Stutter
|Plastic – Nylon
THE USER INTERFACE
DYNAMIC & MODERN
The name MOTION KEYS is ideal for this instrument as every preset has been infused with an array of sonic movement. Same Logic used complex programming techniques coupled with superb user interface animation effects to push the creative boundaries of each keyboard instrument. The UI’s dynamic performance animations introduce creative and flexible automation through oscillators and arpeggiators to keep the timbres in motion. Once you start adding layers of motion it becomes extremely important to have an intuitive interface that provides a straightforward approach to preset performance and construction as there are so many avenues to explore. Those who want to dive deep can easily experiment with the total customization options within. All of this flexibility begins with a dynamic preset browsing system and an easy to manage interface compartmentalized into 4 main sections: CORE, STEP, FX & MASTER.
The CORE section is used to load individual sound sources (samples) and core presets (instruments) into any of the 4 cores. At the center of the CORE section is a XY controller used for blending and automating all cores simultaneously. Here you will also find powerful mixing tools for each core, including independent LFO controls to maximize motion, adding wobble and gated effects.
The STEP section is where the magic happens, applying animation to all 4 cores. Add movement with ease driven by the Step Animator arpeggiation engine. The Step Animator gives each core a unique arp sequence, not just a run-of-the-mill arpeggiator pattern, but a slew of dynamic arpeggiated performance parameters. The STEP section offers over 320 unique animation presets. With 4 randomizable step animators, 1 for each core, infinite motion abounds, resulting in limitless combinations of sounds and animations.
The FX section is where multiple effects combine to create your dream tone, with up to 6 insert effects slots for each of core. With over 25 different effects to choose from and the added power of animation via the multiple FX animators, you can take motion to complex new places. The Step Animator and Dynamic FX Animators are on separate internal clocks, allowing even more freedom to create syncopated and polyrhythms between each core.
The MASTER section sums up the final mix with 6 dynamic effect inserts in 1 serial effects chain. This is extremely handy for polishing the entire multicore instrument to create a seamless whole. From compression and saturation to delay and reverb, use the many and varied controls to instantly make presets production-ready.
Time is money and deadlines have never been tighter, thus Sample Logic has gone to great lengths to save you time and frustration with MOTION KEYS. Finding the perfect sound quickly and easily is vitally important, so efficiency defines every step of the interface. Locating sounds and presets is a breeze using the multi-tag browser system. Each source, core, and multi-core preset is tagged with descriptive genre driven meta tags. From there, favorite presets to save them for future use – even when you close and reopen the instrument! The browser is a one-stop solution for choosing presets and playback manipulations. Access sources, cores and multicore instrument presets with the ability to audition and activate step animators whilst browsing, or performing. Keep it simple, or design wildly complex sequences…it’s up to you! Load individual core presets that merge into 1 complete 4-core instrument, or load a fully built multicore preset and you’re done. Too simple? Then choose to browse using search filters that can focus only on sources, effects, patterns, or any combination of these. Isolate specific attributes of a preset while sorting through, one by one. Only looking for a step animator pattern, or sound source? Then select it in the browser and leave the other parameters as they were. Pick and mix which elements of the presets to use to create your own unique combinations.
In a hurry? Sample Logic has equipped over a dozen parameters for randomization within the MOTION KEYS interface, allowing you to rapidly tap into trillions of combinations with deep and dynamic creative effects. Use these as they are, or as starting points for your own custom instruments. Simply click the randomization button and prepare for infinite creativity. The interface’s intelligent randomization technology will generate inspiring results on the spot, every time!
MOTION KEYS includes 483 sampled instruments and presets, including a 12 GB sample library (over 10,400 audio samples) using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression. All samples are delivered at 44.1kHz/24-bit.
- Full paid version of Kontakt, version 5.8.1 or higher. Will not work in the free Kontakt Player!
- Mac OS X 10.11, i5, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
- Windows 7, 8, 10, Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
- 12 GB free disk space for MOTION KEYS sample content
COMPATIBILITY (Mac 64-bit only; Windows 32/64-bit)
- (AU) Audio Unit