Named after the Greek god of dreams, the Morpheus is an aluminum percussion instrument made by the US company Freenotes. The instrument is modular; the keys can be rearranged in any order you like, as each metal bar is attached to its own tuned resonator.
The Morpheus is one of the cleanest, purest sounds you will hear - add tremolo and it sounds very much like a vibraphone, but with an extra 'glass-like' quality.
The striking clarity of tone enables the morpheus to cut any melody though any mix; but never in a brash way - making it an essential addition your sonic paint box.
The instrument we sampled is two and a half octaves, with the optional 'bass Wing' extension which offers six notes ranging another octave below that of the main unit. The keys are struck with custom mallets, also built by Freenotes, and ring freely afterwards. There is no damping mechanism.
Recording the Morpheus at Raven Street Studios, Canada
Overhead mic positioning.
The Morpheus percussion instrument features envelope and filter controls for shaping the sound.
The Generator is a generative music device that creates repetitions (loops) that vary in length while a note is held down. You can have one or two loops active, and a loop will be created for every note you hold down.
Playing simple sequences creates constantly moving, shifting patterns & soundscapes.
The Morpheus Pad instrument uses a different set of samples, fully looped instead of the natural decay. This enables infinitely sustaining glassy pads and textures.
These can be further enhanced using phase offset, detune and doubling controls in the Ensemble effect section.
1.6 GB Sample Library
24 bit 44.1 Khz Stereo Sampling
3 Velocity layers , 3-4 Alternate Round Robin layers
Natural Decay and looped Pad Instruments
KSP Generator - ambient pattern generation tool
KSP Jammer - generative arpeggiator
KSP Strummer - allows you to 'strum' or sweep notes across the keyboard
KSP Ensemble Effect Processor
40 Kontakt instrument presets
Requires Kontakt 4 or 5 - NOT compatible with free Kontakt Player
This is not a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will only run in the free Kontakt Player in DEMO mode, for 15 mins.
If you are are an NI Komplete user, then you should have a full version of Kontakt.
System Requirements: Requires Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, Logic 9 or higher