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Sample Logic has announced Impakt, a suite of over 850 morphed concert percussion instruments and multis. The collection of instruments ranges from marimbas and xylophones, chimes and bells to transfigured timpani, gongs, bass drums, cymbals, and a variety of world percussion instruments.
Impakt also includes a complementary set of traditional concert percussion instruments. All sounds were recorded on the Scoring Stage at Skywalker Sound under the direction of percussionist Jim Wunderlich and System Blue. The result is a library that contains both traditional instruments and an evocative collection of morphed cinematic instruments, transitions, atmospheres, leads,impacts, and tempo-synced rhythms.
Impakt requires Kontakt 5 Player 5.1 or higher (a free download) or a full version of Kontakt 5.1 or higher (sold separately). Mac system requirements are Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. Impakt will be available on Aug. 15 via direct download at www.samplelogic.com . It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$399.99; you can pre-order and save $100.