Project SAM Symphobia Bundle 1+2
This bundle contents Symphobia and Symphobia 2
SYMPHOBIA is everything you have been missing in your orchestral palette - immersive ENSEMBLE MULTI-SAMPLES attained by true ensemble recordings and intense CINEMATIC EFFECTS, all available in a rich selection of combinations and articulations. With SYMPHOBIA, you have at your disposal an extremely inspiring orchestral tool for scoring film, games and television.
- Live recordings of orchestral full-ensemble multi-samples captured in a beautiful concert hall environment
- Vast library of orchestral clusters, rips and other instantly inspiring cinematic effects
- Lots of additional cinematic content including Dystopia II and ethnic flute phrases
- Two mic sets available: Concert Stage and Close mic
- Orchestral sections recorded as full-range ensembles, pre-seated on the stage
- Custom Kontakt scripting and interface offering repetition, simulated legato, octaver and more
- Approx. 19 GB library pool in 44.1 kHz 24-bit
- NI Kontakt Player included
- Mapping/programming unlocked, audio/scripting locked
SYMPHOBIA is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individual instrument multi-samples, SYMPHOBIA offers ensemble multi-samples with a rich selection of orchestrations and articulations. These playable ensembles cover all of the sections from the orchestra, as well as the entire orchestra playing together. The reason is simple: the real thing sounds so much better. A staccato note played by violins, violas, horns and trumpets, together, correctly seated at the concert stage, will sound much more cohesive than a mixture of individual sample recordings of these four instrument sections. This makes SYMPHOBIA the ideal tool for creating big orchestral arrangements and orchestrations. In addition, a number of individual instrument articulations are available, such as violin section flageolets and horn section marcatos.
The ensemble sounds make up about half of SYMPHOBIA. The other half is all about cinematic effects: performances that cannot be recreated using individual multi-samples. Like the ensemble performances, the effects are available in different orchestrations, played by different sections throughout the orchestra. You will find violin glissandi, as well as full orchestra rips and stabs. Every effect is available in a number of variations or articulations.
SYMPHOBIA introduces a brand new instrument group for ProjectSAM: the string ensemble, recorded in our warm concert hall. An extensive Ensemble bank and a unique Effects bank are available. The Ensemble bank includes numerous full-string articulations, including tremolo, staccato, pizzicato and con sordino. Other highlights in the collection feature beautiful chord performances and low strings playing in octaves. The Effects bank includes a wide range of upward and downward glissandi, shrieky clusters, stabs and wild arco/pizzicato textures -- priceless material for film and TV composers and impossible to achieve using standard multi-samples.
The brass in SYMPHOBIA are all-new recordings. This makes it an ideal addition to ORCHESTRAL BRASS CLASSIC. The Brass Section in SYMPHOBIA offers a full-brass ensemble in a number of articulations, including sustain, marcato, staccato and mutes. Also available are major & minor chord performances, different orchestrations of mixed brass instruments and, similar to the strings, low brass in octaves, with the tuba playing an octave below the trombones. The Effects range from several types of horrific clusters to note bendings, horn rips and wild repetitions. Some effects are performed by the entire brass ensemble, others by one instrument section at a time.
SYMPHOBIA offers full-woodwind ensemble samples that include the following instruments: flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon/bass clarinet/contra bassoon. Apart from the vibrato and non-vibrato sustains, portatos and staccatos, octave runs are available, as well as flute piccolo effects, clusters, slap notes, wild phrases and multi-phonics. ProjectSAM has a special discount offer for all users who purchased our woodwind downloads in the past.
STRING & BRASS SECTION
One of SYMPHOBIA´s highlights are the performances by strings and brass together. Nothing beats the live, natural blending of sections in a real concert hall. SYMPHOBIA offers powerful sustains, staccatos and other articulations played by violins, violas, celli, contrabasses, horns, trumpets, trombones and tuba playing together in different orchestration variations. Numerous special effects are available, combining different playing techniques and dynamic arcs like arco, tremolo, flageolet for strings and open, muted and flatter-tongue for brass. Last but not least, the Effects bank houses the Glissandi Rips, played by the same powerful combination of sections.
SOLO STRING ENSEMBLE
In addition to the large symphonic sections, SYMPHOBIA also offers a solo string quintet, consisting of 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello and 1 contrabass. As with the other ensembles, the solo strings are spread out over one full keyboard.
Massive orchestral impact! That´s the best way to describe the contents in this bank. Full-orchestra stabs, rips, dark textures and trailer risers are included, ranging from huge staccato hits to 15 second crescendos. You won´t easily find orchestral effects more intense than these.
Dystopia Volume Two: the dark side of SAM, featuring ambiences, textures, pads and effects created by processing and tweaking the SYMPHOBIA recordings. An extremely inspiring addition to the acoustic string, brass and woodwind instruments found in this library, covering pads, spheres and percussive sounds.
ETHNIC FLUTE PHRASES
SYMPHOBIA covers instruments that go beyond the traditional symphonic range. Over 120 beautifully performed ethnic flute phrases are included, covering duduk, shakuhachi and Native American flute. Some phrases are atonal or effect-like, others are performed in a specific key.
As a bonus, we also included the Gran Cassa II: a multi-sampled orchestral bass drum previously only available to TRUE STRIKE users.
SYMPHOBIA without adult supervision! What do you get when you layer SYMPHOBIA´s unique recordings into massive combinations? Find out in the Multis section -- a selection of inspiring, stylized program combinations, layering ensembles, effects and articulations together, creating ready-to-go combos for different musical genres. The naming of each Multi will give you a good clue about its typical use. A few examples: "Acid For Blood", "Chainsaw Attack", "Cat ´n Mouse" and "City Noir". There are currently 40 Multis to explore, and more are added with each Symphobia update.
PROJECTSAM BRINGS YOU SYMPHOBIA 2, THE SEQUEL TO THE ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL SYMPHOBIA
SYMPHOBIA 2 is more of what you´ve been missing in your orchestral palette. New and exciting ORCHESTRAL ARTICULATIONS, massive amounts of fresh and inspiring SYMPHONIC EFFECTS, exclusive LEGATO ENSEMBLES with real legato transitions, DYSTOPIA III and a brand-new interface. SYMPHOBIA 2 is the new no-brainer library for any film, game or TV composer.
Symphobia 2 is a standalone library and so the perfect completion to Symphobia.
The adventure continues... with SYMPHOBIA 2.
- Real tutti recordings of symphonic ensembles
- Extensive, multi-articulation patches
- New and inspiring symphonic effects
- Industry-first legato ensembles with real legato transitions
- 33 GB 44.1/24 library pool (uncompressed)
- 2 Mic sets switchable from interface
- Brand-new custom interface
- NI Kontakt Player 4 included with native 64-bit support
- Kontakt background loading
- Kontakt compressed sample storage (20 GB
If you own the original SYMPHOBIA, SYMPHOBIA 2 will greatly expand your possibilities. To name a few, the SYMPHOBIA 2 string section adds minor and major DXF trills, different lengths of crescendo-decrescendo, new crescendos and new spiccatos. The full orchestra section has powerful new sustain and staccato articulations, and a beautiful Wide Octaves articulation with modwheel control. The separate horn section in the original SYMPHOBIA has been expanded with a blockbuster 8-player horn ensemble.
If you liked the effects in the original SYMPHOBIA, you are going to love the ones in SYMPHOBIA 2! Having covered the basis, we could explore the world of orchestral effects further and look for interesting new sounds and more specific techniques. There are now effects banks entirely dedicated to ponticello, flageolet or other playing techniques. You will also find beautiful looped textures that can be triggered in different keys. These phrases will instantly give your production a realism boost, but leave enough room to add your own personal touches.
An industry-first: real legato transitions for orchestrated sets of instruments. Various differently arranged ensembles were captured performing legato intervals, playing in unison or octaves, and were meticulously edited and scripted. A great example is the noble sounding Horns Violins Violas set, which offers real legato performance of French horns, violins and violas playing in unison. No layering was used whatsoever. The legatos, transitions and orchestrations you hear are all real.
Each of the sets has been recorded in a specific range and dynamic, dictated by the orchestration and the musical context of the orchestration. Apart from the LEGATO ENSEMBLES we also included a number of legato solo instruments. [Hear a demo now]
DYSTOPIA VOLUME 3
Our popular DYSTOPIA section is back and is better than ever! Explore the dark side of SAM with processed hits, spheres, scapes and risers, based on the recordings of SYMPHOBIA 2 and some of our other libraries. Also be sure to check out the SYMPHOBIAN DRUMS. [Dystopia screenshot]
SYMPHOBIA 2 is powered by Kontakt 4.1 and comes with a brand-new interface. In the centre are the instrument and articulation displays. The left half of the interface contains all the switchable options such as Master EQ, release trails and microphone mode. The right half of the interface has all the controllable options such as instant ADSR, reverb and DSP effects.
SWITCHABLE MIC MODE
Like the original SYMPHOBIA, SYMPHOBIA 2 was recorded in a beautiful concert hall environment and has been edited and programmed in two microphone sets: close and stage. Each program now contains both microphone sets and has a convenient switch button to choose which mic set you wish to use. Both mic sets have been carefully mixed to instantly fall into place in your mix. When switching mics, the samples for the unused mic will be purged from RAM.
OUR BEST MULTIS EVER
The LEGATO ENSEMBLES opened up exciting new possibilities for creating MULTIS. We created MULTIS that allow you to play two, even three legato instruments simultaneously as well as various combinations of polyphonic articulations and a legato instrument.
With names such as "Make It So" and "When All Hope Is Lost" it´s easy to find the MULTI that best matches your project or scene.
SYMPHOBIA 2 update 1.3 adds a massive 7 GB (uncompressed sample format) to an already stellar sample collection, offering loads of additional samples, new features and a completely overhauled interface.
An additional dynamic layer has been added to four of the popular Legato Ensembles. This means that you now have multi-dynamic, expressive mod-wheel control for instruments such as the Celli Doublebasses in Octaves and the Horns Violins Violas in Unison.
10 New inspiring Multis are available covering various styles and genres. Some examples are Close the Gates, Femme Fatale, Sniper Mission and Transcending Monks.
A whole list of new features and functionality is available: a new Horns Trombones instrument with "cliffhanger clusters", an informative color-coded Kontakt keyboard, the ability to control release trail volume and length, legato overlap time and curve, reset round robin cycles and much more.
FULL DETAILS BELOW
- Additional dynamic layer for Hn Tbn in unis legato ensemble
- Additional dynamic layer for Vcl Db in Oct legato ensemble
- Additional dynamic layer for Vlns in Oct legato ensemble
- Additional dynamic layer for Hn Vln Vla in unis legato ensemble (using Hn Tbn forte layer)
- New Horns with Trombones Instrument with "cliffhanger clusters" and DXF octaves
- 10 New Multis
NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS
- Completely rewritten script for all instruments offering improved stability and speed
- Ability to control Release Trail volume per keyswitch
- Ability to control Release Trail length per keyswitch
- Ability to control overlap time and curve for Legatos
- Ability to enable/disable lowpass filter for soft Legato dynamics
- Ability to reset/bypass round robin cycle with default piano key A6 (shown in yellow on keyboard)
- Release Trail memory for Legatos (reverb trails won´t cut off when playing faster notes)
- Only relevant controls for selected keyswitch are displayed
- Active keyswitch shown in green on Kontakt on-screen keyboard
- Keyboard coloring for Multis (showing you where instrument ranges start and stop)
- More consistent keyswitch start position (C6 for almost all instruments)
- Improved instrument and keyswitch naming, grouping and order
- Better on-screen explanatory texts for selected keyswitch
- More control over DSP effects from interface (each effect can now be controlled individually)
- All Legatos now controlled by modwheel (instead of velocity)
- Interface now shows library version number for user reference
- Updated interface graphics
Symphobian Drums, bonus bass drum and snare drum samples added to Full Orchestrator
Full Orchestrator range has been extended
Ranges of various Legato Ensembles have been slightly extended
Other various instrument-specific improvements
The latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.
Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
- 1GB free disc space for player installation
- additional hard disc space according to the library size
- internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
- Audio Units
- AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).