Symphobia 1, ProjectSAM
ProjectSam Symphobia Symphonic Ensembles & Effects 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
ProjectSam Symphobia Symphonic Ensembles & Effects Key Features:
-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
-Covering strings, all-new brass, woodwinds and much more
-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. 18 GB library pool in 44.1 kHz 24-bit
-NI Kontakt Player 2 included
-Mapping/programming unlocked, audio/scripting locked
-As a bonus, also included is the Gran Cassa II: an orchestral bass drum previously only available to True Strike users.
Symphobia Symphonic Ensembles & Effects 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.
ensemble sounds make up about half of ProjectSam Symphobia Symphonic
Ensembles & Effects. 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
Symphobia introduces a brand new concept and
instrument group for ProjectSam: a full-string ensemble recorded in a
warm concert hall. An extensive Ensemble bank and 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, violin section-only articulations and low strings playing
in octaves with the contrabasses playing one octave below the celli.
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, impossible to achieve
using standard multi-samples.
Continuing ProjectSam's orchestral
brass tradition, the Brass Section in Symphobia offers an all-new
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. All this is recorded live, without any
post-production layering. 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
section at a time.
Furthering the concept introduced with the
woodwinds from the ProjectSam Exclusives series, Symphobia offers
full-woodwind ensemble samples that include the following instruments:
flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon/bass clarinet/contra bassoon. Apart from
the 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 offer for all existing
Exclusives woodwind users wanting to buy Symphobia.
Symphobia 's highlights are the articulations and effects performed 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,
plus different orchestrated combinations of these instruments. Again,
the low range has been sampled in octaves. Over 10 types of clusters
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.
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. Articulations available: arco accented,
arco espressivo, marcato, staccato and pizzicato.
orchestral impact. That's the best way to describe the contents in the
Full Orchestra. 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
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.
contains 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.
without adult supervision. That's what 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". We invite you to explore them all.
Symphobia includes a
Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Player which provides a number of custom
features: simulated legato, repetition, octaver, master EQ, reverb, a
cluster generator, the ability to alter velocity response, change the
instrument range, transpose and enable/disable release triggers.
Symphobia can also be loaded into a full version of Kontakt 2 or
higher. All features will still be available, plus you will be able to
access the mapping, programming and other settings within the patches.
The individual audio samples are locked and cannot be accessed.
ProjectSam Symphobia Symphonic Ensembles & Effects System Requirements:
-Requires 18 GB of free disk space for complete installation
-XP or Windows Vista 32-bit on
-Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz,
-1 GB RAM
-OS X 10.4 or later on G4
-1.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz,
-1 GB RAM