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Orchestral Essentials 2


Expand your Orchestral Essentials experience with brand-new selections from the acclaimed ProjectSAM product catalog.
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Overview

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) / $329
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KEY LIBRARY FEATURES
  • Brand-new selection taken from the acclaimed ProjectSAM catalog
  • Beautifully orchestrated full orchestra articulations
  • New strings, brass and wind ensemble articulations
  • 5 New legato instruments featuring real note-to-note transitions
  • Full choir articulations
  • New epic drum sounds and other percussion
  • Intimate concert piano
  • New Dystopia sound design
  • Inspiring and thematic Multis
  • Does not include Orchestral Essentials 1 content: all-new sounds
  • Orchestral Essentials 1 license is not required: works stand-alone
  • Available as Direct Download and on boxed USB stick

COMPARING WITH ORCHESTRAL ESSENTIALS 1

Orchestral Essentials 1 and Orchestral Essentials 2 are two unique libraries. One does not replace the other, they complement each other. If you own Orchestral Essentials 1, then Orchestral Essentials 2 will offer you 100% new sounds. It will expand your template by adding additional articulations to existing instruments as well as new instruments and ensembles altogether.

COMPARING WITH SYMPHOBIA SERIES

The sounds in Orchestral Essentials 2 were selected from other libraries in our catalog, including the Symphobia series. This document shows you the origin of each program found in Orchestral Essentials 2. Each program was streamlined and tweaked to fit into the Orchestral Essentials series concept. If you already own a Symphobia volume, please take a look at this document to see what Orchestral Essentials 2 will add to your template. All instruments in Orchestral Essentials 2 are available in 1 microphone set (close or stage, depending on the instrument). In the original libraries, these instruments are available in multiple microphone sets, a more in-depth interface and, in most cases, more articulations.

SUMMARIZED PROGRAM LIST

Mixed Orchestra
Orchestra with Choir
High Violins with Choir
Low Bassoon with Piano and Harp
Cartoon Staccato
Strings with Winds Staccato
Strings with Brass Swells
Legato Cellos with Bassoon
Texture Gracious
Texture Dreamy
 
Strings
String Ensemble Sordino
Violins Spiccato and Fast Note Down
Violins Flageolet
Violas with Cellos Ponticello Tremolo
String Ensemble Fast Crescendo
String Ensemble Textures
String Ensemble Effects
 
Brass
Epic French Horns
Horns with Trombones Octaves
Tuba Long
Tuba Staccato
Legato Trumpet
Brass Ensemble Effects
 
Woodwinds
Legato Flute
Legato Oboe
Legato B Clar with C Bassoon
Flute with Piccolo Octaves
Recorder
Woodwind Ensemble Effects
 
Percussion
Big Drums & Cymbals
Timpani Rolls
Vibraphone
Bowed Cymbals
Bell tree
 
Keyboards & Harp
Intimate Piano
Box Organ
Cimbalom Let Ring
Cimbalom Short
Prepared Piano
Concert Harp Flageolet
 
Choir
Full Choir Long Ooh
Full Choir Swells Mmm
Full Choir Textures
 
Dystopia Sound Design
Various Sounds and Presets
 
Bonus
Orchestra Tuning & Concert Hall Silence

All Mixed Orchestra patches are actual recordings of the listed sections performing together in the concert hall. No post-recording layering was used.

All sounds are offered in 1 microphone set.

For an overview of the ProjectSAM libraries these sounds originate from, download the Program List PDF (also on Specs page).



Library specs

  • 21.1 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
  • 10.6 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)
  • 44.1 kHz 24 bit audio format
  • Library version download: 1.2
  • Library version boxed: 1.0

System requirements

  • Minimum Kontakt version: 5.5.2
  • Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Windows: 7 or higher
  • Minimum CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Works with Kontakt (full version) and Kontakt Player (free version)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Orchestral Essentials (1) license not required. Works as a stand-alone library.
  • License allows for 3 simultaneous activations per licensee

DOCUMENTS

LOYALTY DISCOUNTS?

Sorry, we no longer have a loyalty discount program. The first reason is that it became an unmanageable matrix of discounts and combinations. The second reason is that we could not realistically extend the loyalty discount program to our distributors, creating unfair competition. This is why we decided to lower pricing of the Orchestral Essentials series for all users. Please note that we do offer educational discounts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Make sure to go over the frequently asked questions on the F.A.Q. page.

Compatibility notes

  • Not compatible with OS X 10.8 or lower
  • Not compatible with Windows XP or Vista
  • Not compatible with Kontakt 4
  • Not compatible with RTAS

KEY LIBRARY FEATURES
  • Brand-new selection taken from the acclaimed ProjectSAM catalog
  • Beautifully orchestrated full orchestra articulations
  • New strings, brass and wind ensemble articulations
  • 5 New legato instruments featuring real note-to-note transitions
  • Full choir articulations
  • New epic drum sounds and other percussion
  • Intimate concert piano
  • New Dystopia sound design
  • Inspiring and thematic Multis
  • Does not include Orchestral Essentials 1 content: all-new sounds
  • Orchestral Essentials 1 license is not required: works stand-alone
  • Available as Direct Download and on boxed USB stick

COMPARING WITH ORCHESTRAL ESSENTIALS 1

Orchestral Essentials 1 and Orchestral Essentials 2 are two unique libraries. One does not replace the other, they complement each other. If you own Orchestral Essentials 1, then Orchestral Essentials 2 will offer you 100% new sounds. It will expand your template by adding additional articulations to existing instruments as well as new instruments and ensembles altogether.

COMPARING WITH SYMPHOBIA SERIES

The sounds in Orchestral Essentials 2 were selected from other libraries in our catalog, including the Symphobia series. This document shows you the origin of each program found in Orchestral Essentials 2. Each program was streamlined and tweaked to fit into the Orchestral Essentials series concept. If you already own a Symphobia volume, please take a look at this document to see what Orchestral Essentials 2 will add to your template. All instruments in Orchestral Essentials 2 are available in 1 microphone set (close or stage, depending on the instrument). In the original libraries, these instruments are available in multiple microphone sets, a more in-depth interface and, in most cases, more articulations.

SUMMARIZED PROGRAM LIST

Mixed Orchestra
Orchestra with Choir
High Violins with Choir
Low Bassoon with Piano and Harp
Cartoon Staccato
Strings with Winds Staccato
Strings with Brass Swells
Legato Cellos with Bassoon
Texture Gracious
Texture Dreamy
 
Strings
String Ensemble Sordino
Violins Spiccato and Fast Note Down
Violins Flageolet
Violas with Cellos Ponticello Tremolo
String Ensemble Fast Crescendo
String Ensemble Textures
String Ensemble Effects
 
Brass
Epic French Horns
Horns with Trombones Octaves
Tuba Long
Tuba Staccato
Legato Trumpet
Brass Ensemble Effects
 
Woodwinds
Legato Flute
Legato Oboe
Legato B Clar with C Bassoon
Flute with Piccolo Octaves
Recorder
Woodwind Ensemble Effects
 
Percussion
Big Drums & Cymbals
Timpani Rolls
Vibraphone
Bowed Cymbals
Bell tree
 
Keyboards & Harp
Intimate Piano
Box Organ
Cimbalom Let Ring
Cimbalom Short
Prepared Piano
Concert Harp Flageolet
 
Choir
Full Choir Long Ooh
Full Choir Swells Mmm
Full Choir Textures
 
Dystopia Sound Design
Various Sounds and Presets
 
Bonus
Orchestra Tuning & Concert Hall Silence

All Mixed Orchestra patches are actual recordings of the listed sections performing together in the concert hall. No post-recording layering was used.

All sounds are offered in 1 microphone set.

For an overview of the ProjectSAM libraries these sounds originate from, download the Program List PDF (also on Specs page).



Library specs

  • 21.1 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
  • 10.6 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)
  • 44.1 kHz 24 bit audio format
  • Library version download: 1.2
  • Library version boxed: 1.0

System requirements

  • Minimum Kontakt version: 5.5.2
  • Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Windows: 7 or higher
  • Minimum CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Works with Kontakt (full version) and Kontakt Player (free version)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Orchestral Essentials (1) license not required. Works as a stand-alone library.
  • License allows for 3 simultaneous activations per licensee

DOCUMENTS

LOYALTY DISCOUNTS?

Sorry, we no longer have a loyalty discount program. The first reason is that it became an unmanageable matrix of discounts and combinations. The second reason is that we could not realistically extend the loyalty discount program to our distributors, creating unfair competition. This is why we decided to lower pricing of the Orchestral Essentials series for all users. Please note that we do offer educational discounts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Make sure to go over the frequently asked questions on the F.A.Q. page.

Compatibility notes

  • Not compatible with OS X 10.8 or lower
  • Not compatible with Windows XP or Vista
  • Not compatible with Kontakt 4
  • Not compatible with RTAS

KEY LIBRARY FEATURES
  • Brand-new selection taken from the acclaimed ProjectSAM catalog
  • Beautifully orchestrated full orchestra articulations
  • New strings, brass and wind ensemble articulations
  • 5 New legato instruments featuring real note-to-note transitions
  • Full choir articulations
  • New epic drum sounds and other percussion
  • Intimate concert piano
  • New Dystopia sound design
  • Inspiring and thematic Multis
  • Does not include Orchestral Essentials 1 content: all-new sounds
  • Orchestral Essentials 1 license is not required: works stand-alone
  • Available as Direct Download and on boxed USB stick

COMPARING WITH ORCHESTRAL ESSENTIALS 1

Orchestral Essentials 1 and Orchestral Essentials 2 are two unique libraries. One does not replace the other, they complement each other. If you own Orchestral Essentials 1, then Orchestral Essentials 2 will offer you 100% new sounds. It will expand your template by adding additional articulations to existing instruments as well as new instruments and ensembles altogether.

COMPARING WITH SYMPHOBIA SERIES

The sounds in Orchestral Essentials 2 were selected from other libraries in our catalog, including the Symphobia series. This document shows you the origin of each program found in Orchestral Essentials 2. Each program was streamlined and tweaked to fit into the Orchestral Essentials series concept. If you already own a Symphobia volume, please take a look at this document to see what Orchestral Essentials 2 will add to your template. All instruments in Orchestral Essentials 2 are available in 1 microphone set (close or stage, depending on the instrument). In the original libraries, these instruments are available in multiple microphone sets, a more in-depth interface and, in most cases, more articulations.

SUMMARIZED PROGRAM LIST

Mixed Orchestra
Orchestra with Choir
High Violins with Choir
Low Bassoon with Piano and Harp
Cartoon Staccato
Strings with Winds Staccato
Strings with Brass Swells
Legato Cellos with Bassoon
Texture Gracious
Texture Dreamy
 
Strings
String Ensemble Sordino
Violins Spiccato and Fast Note Down
Violins Flageolet
Violas with Cellos Ponticello Tremolo
String Ensemble Fast Crescendo
String Ensemble Textures
String Ensemble Effects
 
Brass
Epic French Horns
Horns with Trombones Octaves
Tuba Long
Tuba Staccato
Legato Trumpet
Brass Ensemble Effects
 
Woodwinds
Legato Flute
Legato Oboe
Legato B Clar with C Bassoon
Flute with Piccolo Octaves
Recorder
Woodwind Ensemble Effects
 
Percussion
Big Drums & Cymbals
Timpani Rolls
Vibraphone
Bowed Cymbals
Bell tree
 
Keyboards & Harp
Intimate Piano
Box Organ
Cimbalom Let Ring
Cimbalom Short
Prepared Piano
Concert Harp Flageolet
 
Choir
Full Choir Long Ooh
Full Choir Swells Mmm
Full Choir Textures
 
Dystopia Sound Design
Various Sounds and Presets
 
Bonus
Orchestra Tuning & Concert Hall Silence

All Mixed Orchestra patches are actual recordings of the listed sections performing together in the concert hall. No post-recording layering was used.

All sounds are offered in 1 microphone set.

For an overview of the ProjectSAM libraries these sounds originate from, download the Program List PDF (also on Specs page).



Library specs

  • 21.1 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
  • 10.6 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)
  • 44.1 kHz 24 bit audio format
  • Library version download: 1.2
  • Library version boxed: 1.0

System requirements

  • Minimum Kontakt version: 5.5.2
  • Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Windows: 7 or higher
  • Minimum CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Works with Kontakt (full version) and Kontakt Player (free version)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Orchestral Essentials (1) license not required. Works as a stand-alone library.
  • License allows for 3 simultaneous activations per licensee

DOCUMENTS

LOYALTY DISCOUNTS?

Sorry, we no longer have a loyalty discount program. The first reason is that it became an unmanageable matrix of discounts and combinations. The second reason is that we could not realistically extend the loyalty discount program to our distributors, creating unfair competition. This is why we decided to lower pricing of the Orchestral Essentials series for all users. Please note that we do offer educational discounts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Make sure to go over the frequently asked questions on the F.A.Q. page.

Compatibility notes

  • Not compatible with OS X 10.8 or lower
  • Not compatible with Windows XP or Vista
  • Not compatible with Kontakt 4
  • Not compatible with RTAS

   

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.

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Orchestral Essentials 1

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