Essential and affordable all in one cinematic package for media composers
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. New Keyboards include a soft, delicate grand piano, box organ and cimbalom.
Orchestral Essentials 2 adds 5 new 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.
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
Orchestra with Choir
High Violins with Choir
Low Bassoon with Piano and Harp
Strings with Winds Staccato
Strings with Brass Swells
Legato Cellos with Bassoon
String Ensemble Sordino
Violins Spiccato and Fast Note Down
Violas with Cellos Ponticello Tremolo
String Ensemble Fast Crescendo
String Ensemble Textures
String Ensemble Effects
Epic French Horns
Horns with Trombones Octaves
Brass Ensemble Effects
Legato B Clar with C Bassoon
Flute with Piccolo Octaves
Woodwind Ensemble Effects
Big Drums & Cymbals
Keyboards & Harp
Cimbalom Let Ring
Concert Harp Flageolet
Full Choir Long Ooh
Full Choir Swells Mmm
Full Choir Textures
Dystopia Sound Design
Various Sounds and Presets
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.
"Like its predecessor, Orchestral Essentials 2 is geared up to give sonically impressive results at maximum speed with minimum effort. [...]For big, rich orchestrals in a hurry, there´s plenty to recommend here"- Computer Music 4 / 5
"It sounds great, is easy to use, and has an interface that allows you to quickly tailor it to your own tastes" - Soundsandgear
Library specs OE 2 v1.0/1.2
20.1 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
10.6 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)