Music Software Review: Morphzilla by MicroMorph Sound

Meena Shamaly takes a look at the unusual new sample library from the relatively unknown developer Micromorph called Morphzilla.

From their website: “Morphzilla is a dual layer morphing tool for Kontakt 5 with a wide range of sounds including monstrous textured drones, evolving pads, ghostly atmospheres, impacts to complex, microscopic sound design elements.

Morphzilla provides more tools for composers/producers to create unique sound patches. Field recordings, found sounds and other sound oddities have been processed to create a palette of wonky and beautiful textures, mixing organic and non organic sounds.

Combine, twist, sculpt and morph to stretch the possibilities of this unique library and create your own sonic patches. Includes dusty pads, nasty impacts to beautiful textured soundscapes and more. But this is just the start – edit the sample start of each sound, reverse and morph the samples in each menu independently, then combine and crossfade these using the modulation wheel. One patch and 2 sample menus holding 302 unique, organically cultivated and beautifully sculptured sounds.

The video below is 41 minutes, and Meena’s basic score breakdown is below the video.

Morphzilla is available on Micromorph’s website for £39 at http://www.micromorphsound.co.uk/?page_id=55

Meena Shamaly takes a look at the unusual new sample library from the relatively unknown developer Micromorph called Morphzilla. From their website: “Morphzilla is a dual layer morphing tool for Kontakt 5 with a wide range of sounds including monstrous textured drones, evolving pads, ghostly atmospheres, impacts to complex, microscopic sound design elements. Morphzilla provides more tools for composers/producers to create unique sound patches. Field recordings, found sounds and other sound oddities have been processed to create a palette of wonky and beautiful textures, mixing organic and non organic sounds. Combine, twist, sculpt and morph to stretch the possibilities of this unique library and create your own sonic patches. Includes dusty pads, nasty impacts to beautiful textured soundscapes and more. But this is just the start – edit the sample start of each sound, reverse and morph the samples in each menu independently, then combine and crossfade these using the modulation wheel. One patch and 2 sample menus holding 302 unique, organically cultivated and beautifully sculptured sounds.” The video below is 41 minutes, and Meena’s basic score breakdown is below the video. Morphzilla is available on Micromorph’s website for £39 at http://www.micromorphsound.co.uk/?page_id=55

Morphzilla by Micromorph


INSTALLATION – 90%


SOUND – 75%


INTERFACE – 70%


PATCHES – 90%


VALUE – 90%



83%

83/100

While there is potential to improve upon the “Morph” part of the interface, the “Zilla” part with 300+ sounds makes for excellent sound design fodder. Morphzilla represents great value and a beautifully twisted aesthetic.

83

Written by: Meena Shamaly

Meena Shamaly is a composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist and performance poet based in Melbourne, Australia. His music covers a wide range of styles and sensibilities and often intersects with his poetry. He is part of international production house EON Sounds, working on various film, TV, video game, and production library projects.

  • http://www.robschroeder.info/ Robert Schröder

    Thanks for the review! Great looking instrument! There is a much more easier way to get .ncw as .wav file. Resave the patch in Kontakt select “Patch + Samples” and uncheck “compress samples”. Now Kontakt saves the patch new and converts .ncw in .wav. Voila!

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