Symphobia

ProjectSAM - Symphobia Series 1.6 Editions
Symphobia 2017
The Symphobia Series is a proven tool of inspiration for scoring films, games and television. Symphobia offers true ensemble recordings of a full symphony orchestra and choir, various beautiful solo instruments and an unbeatable collection of intense, cinematic orchestral effects.

Discover the fully updated 1.6 Editions of the library series that forever changed the film scoring game.
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Symphobia 3 Lumina

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WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 1.6



New articulations & effects (S1 & S2)
 
The Symphobia Series 1.6 Edition adds newly recorded sample content.

Sul Tasto Strings
Symphobia 1 now features a beautiful set of sul tasto strings. Recorded in multiple dynamics, starting at a whispering ppp, these sul tastos can be played as a full ensemble or per section.

Ghostly Strings
For Symphobia 2, we recorded a hair-raising new set of string effects, which we dubbed the Ghostly Strings. Killer Bees, Undead Trills and Creepy Bending give you an idea of some of the sounds you will encounter. Many of the effects are available in multiple, mod-wheel controlled dynamics, as well as different articulations.

New Multis
Both Symphobia 1 and 2 pack numerous new and inspiring Multis to experiment with.

New features (S1, S2 & S3)
 
Over 16 new features were added to the Symphobia Series 1.6 Edition, as well as many performance enhancements and fixes. In Symphobia 1 and 2, you can now switch articulations using the new articulation slider, which can also be mapped to CC. In all three Symphobia volumes, you can now lock your selected articulations, disabling all keyswitches and other articulation control, which is very useful when using bigger templates. It is now also possible to route individual mic outputs, lock round robins and enable/disable the sustain pedal. For an overview of the biggest changes, check out the video on the right.




















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SYMPHOBIA 1



True ensemble recordings
 
Symphobia is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individual multi-samples, Symphobia offers ensemble multi-samples in numerous arrangements for orchestral sections as well as a full orchestra performing together. The reason is simple: the real thing sounds so much more powerful.
 
Cinematic orchestral effects
 
Symphobia is famous for its cinematic orchestral effects. Like the ensemble performances, the effects are available in different orchestrations, performed by different sections from the orchestra. You’ll find full orchestra rips & hits, string risers, brass clusters and woodwind textures.
 

Key features

  • Live recordings of orchestral full-ensemble multi-samples
  • Vast library of orchestral clusters, rips and other instantly inspiring effects
  • Covering strings, all-new brass, woodwinds and much more
  • Lots of additional content including Dystopia II and ethnic flute phrases
  • Orchestral sections recorded as ensembles, pre-seated on the stage
  • 16 GB library in Kontakt's compressed sample format (32 GB uncompressed)
  • 44.1 24 bit audio format
  • Genuine concert hall recordings
  • Real-time mixing of close & stage mics
  • Kontakt Player 5 license included
  • Native Kontrol Standard support




SYMPHOBIA 2



Symphobia 2 is the acclaimed sequel to the original Symphobia. All-new orchestral effects, 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 addition to the Symphobia series for any film, game or TV composer.
 
Symphobia 2 does not include Symphobia 1. Both libraries are unique products with unique content.
 
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. 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 looked for interesting new sounds and more specific techniques. Symphobia 2 also offers 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.
 

Key features

  • Real tutti recordings of symphonic ensembles
  • Industry-first orchestrated legato ensembles with real legato transitions
  • Extensive, multi-articulation patches
  • New and inspiring symphonic effects
  • 27 GB library in Kontakt's compressed sample format (54 GB uncompressed)
  • 44.1 24 bit
  • Genuine concert hall recordings
  • Real-time mixing of close & stage mics
  • Kontakt Player 5 license included
  • Native Kontrol Standard support




SYMPHOBIA 3 LUMINA



With Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2, ProjectSAM explored the heavier side of orchestra to help you thrill directors and audiences around the world.
 
Now, a new story unfolds...
 
Featuring full orchestra, choir, smaller ensembles and a wide range of guest instruments, Symphobia 3: Lumina dives into the world of fantasy, mystery and animation, adding depth and delicacy to your musical palette. Based on more recordings than ever before, this third volume in the Symphobia series is ProjectSAM’s most ambitious release yet.
 
ProjectSAM is well-known for its ensemble recording concept, and Lumina trumps this with even finer arrangements. The warmth and beauty of orchestra and choir performing together has been captured in stunning, playable ensembles. Moreover, Lumina is packed with superbly orchestrated textures covering the full spectrum of fantasy and mystery. Refined with grand piano, harp and percussion, these recordings are truly luminous.
Lumina's solo and guest instruments range from legato woodwinds, such as oboe and clarinet, to a beautifully sampled celtic harp, tin whistle and... a full bell tower! The library also pays homage to the playful world of cartoons with dedicated ensembles and phrases for careful tiptoeing and tongue-in-cheek suspense. Of course you will find ProjectSAM's popular Dystopia section, too, with all-new sound design based on the library's samples.
 
Lumina is a journey of inspiration... as for each note you play, three more will spring to mind.
 

Key features

  • Aimed at fantasy, mystery & animation
  • Designed for film, TV & video game scoring
  • Inspiring "Stories" combo instruments
  • Ensemble recordings (featuring full orchestra & choir)
  • Chamber ensembles (including solo strings & soprano choir)
  • Legato instruments (including soprano voice)
  • Guest instruments (including celtic harp & double bass)
  • Genuine concert hall recordings
  • Real-time mixing of direct, ambient & wide mics
  • Split sections for selected textures (1.1 update)
  • 42 GB library in Kontakt's compressed sample format (81 GB uncompressed)
  • Kontakt Player 5 license included


Symphobia 2016 Komplete

NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD

The Symphobia Series makes full use of the Native Kontrol Standard. This means full integration with Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol and Maschine hardware and software.

One of the most exciting features of the Komplete Kontrol master keyboard is Light Guide: a dedicated light above each key. Symphobia uses Light Guide to show you what's where on the keyboard: blue for orchestra, yellow for percussion, red for keyswitches, and so on. You'll know exactly where to put down your fingers. Symphobia's main controls are directly available from Komplete Kontrol as well.

Symphobia is now fully integrated into the NI Browser, which means you can access all instruments in Maschine, control Symphobia's most important parameters and search for instruments using tags.