Music Software Review: Sample Logic “Arpology”

Meena Shamaly takes a seriously in-depth look at “Arpology” from Sample Logic – the arpeggiated/sequenced instrument sample library for Kontakt.

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.

The video review is 1 hour 26 minutes in length and you can watch it below.

If you would like to listen to the track Meena wrote for the Arpology video, you can listen to it directly here:

Meena Shamaly takes a seriously in-depth look at “Arpology” from Sample Logic – the arpeggiated/sequenced instrument sample library for Kontakt. 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. The video review is 1 hour 26 minutes in length and you can watch it below.

If you would like to listen to the track Meena wrote for the Arpology video, you can listen to it directly here:

Sample Logic Arpology


INSTALLATION – 100%


PATCHES – 100%


INTERFACE – 90%


SOUND – 90%


VALUE – 80%



92%

92/100

Arpology lives up to its hype in many ways, surpassing what current arpeggiators offer and opening up realms of possibility. With complete custumization, control, and a ton of sounds, it’s a great, inspiring tool to have in the arsenal.

92

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.

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