A rich selection of orchestral combinations and articulations
"Symphobia is a very impressive product. It’s inspirational, yields fast results and sounds extraordinarily realistic" - Music Tech (Rating 9/10)
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SYMPHOBIA is everything you have been missing in your orchestral palette - immersive ensemble multi-samples attained by true ensemble recordings and intense cinematic effects, all available in a rich selection of combinations and articulations. With SYMPHOBIA, you have at your disposal an extremely inspiring orchestral tool for scoring film, games and television.
- 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
- Approx. 19 GB library pool in 44.1 kHz 24-bit
- NI Kontakt Player 3.5 included
- Mapping/programming unlocked, audio/scripting locked
- Now includes 1.1 update
- Now has ADSR control right from the interface
SYMPHOBIA is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individual instrument multi-samples, SYMPHOBIA offers ensemble multi-samples with a rich selection of orchestrations and articulations. These playable ensembles cover all of the sections 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 instrument sections. This makes SYMPHOBIA the ideal tool for creating big orchestral arrangements and orchestrations. In addition, a number of individual instrument articulations are available, such as violin section flageolets and horn section marcatos.
The ensemble sounds make up about half of SYMPHOBIA. The other half is all about cinematic effects: performances that cannot be recreated 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.
SYMPHOBIA introduces a brand new concept and instrument group for ProjectSAM: a full-string ensemble recorded in a warm concert hall. An extensive Ensemble bank and 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, violin section-only articulations and low strings playing in octaves with the contrabasses playing one octave below the celli. 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, impossible to achieve using standard multi-samples.
Continuing SAM´s orchestral brass tradition, the Brass Section in SYMPHOBIA offers an all-new 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. All this is recorded live, without any post-production layering. 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 section at a time.
Furthering the concept introduced with the woodwinds from the SAM Exclusives series, SYMPHOBIA offers full-woodwind ensemble samples that include the following instruments: flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon/bass clarinet/contra bassoon. Apart from the 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 offer for all existing Exclusives woodwind users wanting to buy Symphobia.
String Brass Section
One of SYMPHOBIA´s highlights are the articulations and effects performed 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, plus different orchestrated combinations of these instruments. Again, the low range has been sampled in octaves. Over 10 types of clusters 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. Articulations available: arco accented, arco espressivo, marcato, staccato and pizzicato.
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.
String Section Ensemble:
10 full-string ensemble articulations
4 violin section articulations
4 low string articulations in octaves
12 cluster articulations
Upward & downward glissando
Wild arco, pizz & gliss textures
Low string and open string effects
Chords major, minor, open 4th, open 5th
Brass Section Ensemble:
4 full-brass ensemble articulations
2 full-brass muted ensemble articulations
3 orchestrated brass articulation combos
3 low brass articulations in octaves
5 cluster articulations
Horn section and tutti rips
Note bending phrases
Chords major, minor
Woodwind Section Ensemble:
6 full-woodwind ensemble articulations
2 low range articulations
4 cluster articulations
Octave runs major, minor
Grace notes major, minor
Flute & piccolo rips
Wild textures & multi-phonics
String Brass Tutti Ensemble:
String and brass sections playing together
4 ensemble articulations
2 orchestrated combo articulations
4 low range articulations in octaves
11 cluster articulations
Solo String Ensenble:
5 solo string articulations
Full Orchestra Hits, Rips & Trailer Risers:
Dystopia volume two: the dark side of SAM, featuring ambiances, textures, pads and effects created by processing and tweaking the SYMPHOBIA recordings.
Native American Flute phrases
Bonus Orchestral Bassdrum
The following newly recorded content is part of the SYMPHOBIA 1.1 update:
New articulation: fast attack ensemble strings mf/ff (MW control)
New articulation: brass chords without tuba/bass note (MW control)
New effect: string ensemble very slow glissandi
New effect: string brass ensemble dark textures
New effect: string brass ensemble trill crescendo
New effect: string brass ensemble trill marcato
20 New Multis added, now 40 Multis in total
New sample content: string ensemble tremolo 3-layer DYN (p / mf / ff)
New sample content: brass ensemble fast attack sustain 2-layer DYN (mp / f)
New sample content: uilleann pipe phrases
New sample content: low whistle phrases
New multis: 15 new multis added, now 55 multis in total, categorized