PROJECT SAM SYMPHOBIA - CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAL FILM SCORING VST INSTRUMENT
"The INDUSTRY STANDARD IN ORCHESTRAL FILM SCORING. ProjectSAM Symphobia is hand's down the most incredible, true to life orchestral VST instrument EVER created! PedalsPlus+"
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ProjectSAM's Symphobia is the ideal orchestral sample library for film, TV, and video game scoring. It's loaded with ensemble multi-samples spanning a range of orchestrations and articulations, so you can create massive orchestral arrangements with incredible realism. What's more, ProjectSAM's Symphobia's ensemble offering only makes up half of the 19GB library - the other library features cinematic effects, played by different sections throughout the orchestra. There are violin glissandi, full orchestra rips and stabs, dark textures, trailer risers and more. Kontakt player is included, so you can immediately take advantage of Symphobia's rich content.
ProjectSAM Symphobia at a Glance:
- Rich ensemble sounds, for realistic orchestrations
- A host of cinematic effects - perfect for scoring
- 19GB of content, in pristine 24-bit/44.1kHz resolution
- Includes Native Instrument Kontakt sample player
Rich Ensemble Sounds, for Realistic Orchestrations
When you're putting together huge orchestrations - maybe for scoring film, TV, or video games - you don't want to just layer solo sounds upon one another, you want meticulously recorded orchestral ensembles, so you know that the sections sound just as they would performing right in front of you. That's why ProjectSAM delivers a host of cinematic ensembles - you'll get that cohesive feel of all the instruments working together. And, you also get a number of individual articulations to really give your music that individual "solo" character, too. Plus, two microphone sets are available to achieve the right sound - a concert stage microphone and a close microphone.
A Host of Cinematic Effects - Perfect for Scoring
Half of ProjectSAM's Symphobia library accounts for those incredible ensemble sounds, while the other half is filled with cinematic effects - ideal for your scoring needs. The effects are available in different orchestrations and played by different sections throughout the orchestra - there are everything from full orchestra rips and stabs to violin glissandi to dark textures to trailer risers, and much, much more. There's even a "Multis" collection - a host of combinations and layered ensembles, effects, and articulations that, together, create amazingly unique sounds for different musical genres. A few examples of these "Multis" include "Acid For Blood," "Chainsaw Attack," and "City Noir" - there are tons more for you to explore.
19GB of Content, in Pristine 24-bit/44.1kHz Resolution
The 19GB of carefully sampled content in ProjectSAM's Symphobia comes to you in 24-bit/44.1kHz sound quality, so you know your arrangements will stand up to your professional needs. The content spans all sections of the orchestra, as it features a string section, a brass section, a woodwind section, a string brass section, a solo string ensemble, a full orchestra, and then even more content including Dystopia Volume II ambiences, Ethnic Flute Phrases, and that Multis collection of unique layers.
Includes Native Instrument Kontakt Sample Player
Symphobia includes Native Instrument's Kontakt Player, which provides you with an amazing level of control over the sounds. Kontakt also offers up a number of custom features, including simulated legato, an octaver, a master EQ, a reverb effect, velocity response control, transposition and more.
SYMPHOBIA is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individual instrument multi-samples, SYMPHOBIA offers ensemble multi-samples in various orchestrations and orchestral groups. These playable ensembles cover different sections and groups 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 elements. An other example of the SYMPHOBIA concept is the low strings patch, which has been recorded with celli and basses playing in octaves. This makes SYMPHOBIA the ideal tool for creating big, realistic sounding orchestral arrangements and orchestrations. In addition, a number of individual instrument articulations are available, such as violin section flageolets and horn section marcatos.
The ensembles make up about half of SYMPHOBIA. The other half is all about cinematic effects: performances that are impossible to recreate 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. Each effect is available in a number of variations or articulations.
SYMPHOBIA introduces a brand new instrument group for ProjectSAM: the string ensemble, recorded in our warm concert hall. An extensive Ensemble bank and a 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 and low strings playing in octaves. 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 and impossible to achieve using standard multi-samples.
The brass in SYMPHOBIA are all-new recordings. This makes it an ideal addition to ORCHESTRAL BRASS CLASSIC. The Brass Section in SYMPHOBIA offers a 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. 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 instrument section at a time.
SYMPHOBIA offers full-woodwind ensemble samples that include the following instruments: flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon/bass clarinet/contra bassoon. Apart from the vibrato and non-vibrato 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 discount offer for all users who purchased our woodwind downloads in the past.
STRING & BRASS SECTION
One of SYMPHOBIA's highlights are the performances 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 in different orchestration variations. Numerous special effects 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.
SOLO STRING ENSEMBLE
In 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.
Massive orchestral impact! That's the best way to describe the contents in this bank. 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 these.
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.
ETHNIC FLUTE PHRASES
SYMPHOBIA covers 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.
As a bonus, we also included the Gran Cassa II: a multi-sampled orchestral bass drum previously only available to TRUE STRIKE users.
SYMPHOBIA without adult supervision! What do 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". There are currently 40 Multis to explore, and more are added with each Symphobia update.
ProjectSAM Symphobia 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
- 19 GB library pool in 24-bit/44.1kHz
- Native Instruments Kontakt Player included
Minimum System Requirements:
- PC - Windows XP or Windows Vista 32-bit on Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM
- Mac - Mac OS X 10.4 or later on G4 1.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
- Symphobia requires 19GB of free disk space for complete installation