Essentials Series

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials 1
Symphobia 2016

Orchestral Essentials 1

Carefully selected essentials from each of our products, including the highly praised Symphobia series. Just updated to 1.2!
€299,00 / $349.00

€ price excludes VAT



"Whether you’re looking to dabble in a few orchestral sounds, therefore, or establish the perfect foundation for a growing virtual orchestral, it’s hard not to recommend Orchestral Essentials."

Music Tech Magazine

ProjectSAM has carefully selected the essentials from each of their products, including the highly praised Symphobia series, True Strike series and Orchestral Brass Classic, and bundled them into one effective, incredibly versatile package.

Covering full orchestra, string, brass and woodwind ensembles, classical and world percussion, Orchestral Essentials gives you the right ammo to start scoring for film, games or pop with the acclaimed cinematic SAM sound. For each of the orchestral sections, an essential list of articulations is available, as well as one expressive legato instrument and an inspiring set of clusters, textures and effects. Apart from these orchestral elements, you will also find a concert harp, church organ, ProjectSAM's renowned Dystopia sound design, and, exclusive to Orchestral Essentials, an enchanting grand piano and harpsichord.
All samples have been reprogrammed for the newly designed and intuitive Orchestral Essentials interface. All Multis are completely new and, because of the inclusion of piano, harpsichord and harp, are more inspiring than ever before. This makes Orchestral Essentials a fantastic library for first-time SAM users and existing SAM owners alike.
Orchestral Essentials follows ProjectSAM's ensemble recording philosophy. Strings, brass and woodwinds were sampled as sections, as nothing beats the authentic blend of orchestral instruments in a concert hall. ProjectSAM captures this magic in various orchestrations; for example, imagine the noble sound of horns and trombones performing together naturally.
Orchestral Essentials has now been updated to version 1.2, adding new samples, Multis and features, as well as Native Kontrol Support. Scroll down for more details!
Orchestral Essentials 1 list prices: €299 (ex 21% VAT) / €361.79 (inc 21% VAT) / $349

Library Overview

1.2 Update

The new 1.2 update of Orchestral Essentials 1 brings new content and musical improvements to an already great library.

  • 13 new, inspiring Multis
  • Revised, super-tight string pizzicatos
  • New Dark Atmospheres sound design content by Robert Dudzic
  • New Trailer Hits sound design content by Robert Dudzic
  • Speed control for all orchestral effects (time-stretching)
  • Native Kontrol Standard support
  • Loop improvements
  • Various other fixes & improvements

1.2 is a free update for all registered users and available from your ProjectSAM account.

Music demos

All demos 100% Orchestral Essentials 1 unless mentioned specifically


Scoring tutorials featuring Orchestral Essentials 1

Music demo sequencer videos

Video review by composer Guy Rowland


Main interface


Seating tab



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