Essentials Series

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials 2
Symphobia 2016

Orchestral Essentials 2

Expand your Orchestral Essentials experience with brand-new selections from the acclaimed ProjectSAM product catalog. Just updated to 1.2!
€299,00 / $349.00

€ price excludes VAT



"The Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion and Keys categories capture the imagination and sound the business."


The follow-up to the much loved original... Orchestral Essentials 2!

The Orchestral Essentials series captures the essence of the ProjectSAM experience: an inspiring collection of sounds taken from our extensive, cinematic product catalog. This volume expands your Orchestral Essentials template with brand-new selections from the ProjectSAM catalog, including the Symphobia series, the True Strike series and our other libraries, all re-designed and streamlined to fit the Orchestral Essentials concept.

The Mixed Orchestra section in Orchestral Essentials 2 offers you beautiful, live recordings of different orchestral sections playing together, such as full orchestra recorded with choir and strings recorded with brass.

The individual Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion sections deliver new articulations and sounds including lush string sordinos and flageolets, a massive, 8-player French Horn section, new, powerful drum sounds and chilling bowed cymbal scrapes. The Keyboards include a soft, delicate grand piano, box organ and cimbalom.

Orchestral Essentials 2 adds 5 beautiful legato instruments: solo trumpet, solo flute, solo oboe, cellos performing with bassoon and bass clarinet performing with contra bassoon. For these instruments legato transitions were recorded for all note intervals up to an octave up and down.

All instruments have been re-designed to fit the Orchestral Essentials concept, providing out-of-the-box playability and a cinematic sound that is impossible to beat at this price point. Orchestral Essentials 2 is a must-have addition for owners of the first volume, but is a powerful stand-alone volume too, especially for composers who already have their orchestral basics covered.

If you don't own Orchestral Essentials 1 yet, go for the Orchestral Essentials Pack and get up to scoring speed with the killer cinematic orchestral package.

Orchestral Essentials 2 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 2 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 2 adds new, inspiring Multis and new audio content:

  • 12 new, inspiring Multis
  • New instrument: Military Percussion Ensemble
  • New instrument: Violins 8th Note Sync Repetition
  • New instrument: Piano/Harp/Vibes Ensemble (unison)
  • Native Kontrol Standard support
  • 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 2 unless mentioned specifically


Scoring tutorials featuring Orchestral Essentials 2

Official product videos

Video review by composer Guy Rowland


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More in this series

Orchestral Essentials 1