"A magnificent sounding collection that complements the usual orchestral libraries with its full-on approach." - Computer Music (Rating 9/10)
"Symphobia 2 won´t let you down. Its recordings are rich and enhanced greatly by new, natural sounding articulations but its darker textures, in particular, make sound design and composition an absolute joy and very few libraries fuel inspiration right out of the box like this one. [...] A score writer´s dream." - Future Music (Rating 9/10)
"...for sheer orchestral realism, the ensembles and effects are unsurpassed." - Music Tech (Rating 9/10)
The adventure continues... with SYMPHOBIA 2.
Following on from the highly acclaimed and multi-award winning Symphobia, this second ´volume´ is more of what you´ve been missing in your orchestral palette. New and exciting Orchestral Articulations, 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 library for any film, game or TV composer.
Real tutti recordings of symphonic ensembles
Extensive, multi-articulation patches
New and inspiring symphonic effects
Industry-first legato ensembles with real legato transitions
33 GB 44.1/24 library pool (uncompressed)
2 Mic sets switchable from interface
Brand-new custom interface
NI Kontakt Player 4 included with native 64-bit support
Kontakt background loading
Kontakt compressed sample storage (20 GB)
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. The full orchestra section has powerful new sustain and staccato articulations, and a beautiful Wide Octaves articulation with modwheel control. The separate horn section in the original Symphobia has been expanded with a blockbuster 8-player horn ensemble.
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 look for interesting new sounds and more specific techniques. There are now effects banks entirely dedicated to ponticello, flageolet or other playing techniques. You will also find beautiful looped textures that can be triggered in different keys. These phrases will instantly give your production a realism boost, but leave enough room to add your own personal touches.
An industry-first: 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. A great example is the noble sounding Horns Violins Violas set, which offers real legato performance of French horns, violins and violas playing in unison. No layering was used whatsoever. The legatos, transitions and orchestrations you hear are all real.
Each of the sets has been recorded in a specific range and dynamic, dictated by the orchestration and the musical context of the orchestration. Apart from the Legato Ensembles we also included a number of legato solo instruments. [Hear a demo now]
DYSTOPIA VOLUME 3
Our popular Dystopia section is back and is better than ever! Explore the dark side of SAM with processed hits, spheres, scapes and risers, based on the recordings of Symphobia 2 and some of our other libraries. Also be sure to check out the Symphobian Drums.
Symphobia 2 is powered by Kontakt 4.1 and comes with a brand-new interface. In the centre are the instrument and articulation displays. The left half of the interface contains all the switchable options such as Master EQ, release trails and microphone mode. The right half of the interface has all the controllable options such as instant ADSR, reverb and DSP effects.
SWITCHABLE MIC MODE
Like the original Symphobia, Symphobia 2 was recorded in a beautiful concert hall environment and has been edited and programmed in two microphone sets: close and stage. Each program now contains both microphone sets and has a convenient switch button to choose which mic set you wish to use. Both mic sets have been carefully mixed to instantly fall into place in your mix. When switching mics, the samples for the unused mic will be purged from RAM.
OUR BEST MULTIS EVER
The Legato Ensembles opened up exciting new possibilities for creating Multis. We created Multis that allow you to play two, even three legato instruments simultaneously as well as various combinations of polyphonic articulations and a legato instrument.
With names such as "Make It So" and "When All Hope Is Lost" it´s easy to find the Multi that best matches your project or scene.
INSTRUMENT BANK LIST
Symphobia 2 has a 33 GB sample pool (44.1kHz / 24-bit, uncompressed format) and consists of five Instrument banks and a set of Multis. Each bank contains extensive, key-switched instruments. Because the two concert hall microphone positions can be switched from within the instruments, SYMPHOBIA 2 only has one folder structure instead of two.
SYMPHOBIA 2 INCLUDES:
Strings with Woodwinds
Textures and Effects
Legato Ens Bcl Cbn octaves
Legato Ens Bn Vcl unison
Legato Ens Fl Cl unison
Legato Ens Fl Vlns unison
Legato Ens Hn Tbn unison
Legato Ens Hn Vln Vla unison
Legato Ens Vcl Db octaves
Legato Ens Vlns in octaves
Legato Solo Flute
Legato Solo Horn
Legato Solo Low Whistle
Legato Solo Uilleann Pipes
Announcing the End
Stingers Drones and Risers
Symphobian Drums (including bonus cymbals)
The Chain Saw
Concert Hall Noise
A Story Unfolds
Garden of Eden
I Will Never Let You Go
Make It So
Only Seconds Left
Phasers On Kill
There And Back Again
When All Hope Is Lost
All registered users of both the original Symphobia and Symphobia 2 will have exclusive access to a cool bonus patch:
The patch can be downloaded from your ProjectSAM account. It will automatically appear on your Downloads & Updates page when both SYMPHOBIA and SYMPHOBIA 2 are registered on the Product Registration page.
Please note: Symphobia 2 is powered by Kontakt (Player) 4.1 and cannot be loaded into earlier versions of Kontakt. Kontakt (Player) 4.1 requires an Intel Mac or Windows PC. This product cannot be run on PowerPC Macs.
- Kontakt Player 4.1.1 is included with the library.
- The 33 GB audio pool takes up approx. 20 GB of hard drive space due to Kontakt´s sample compression functionality.
- Kontakt (Player) 4 supports: Stand-alone, VST®, Audio Units, RTAS® (Pro Tools® 7 or higher), ASIO, Core Audio, DirectSound®, WASAPI
- Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions on both Mac and PC
Requires Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, Windows® XP (SP2, 32bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM, a minimum of 2GB of RAM is highly recommended.
Mac OS® X 10.5 or higher, Intel® Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM. A minimum of 2GB of RAM is highly recommended (Intel only). 38 GB audio pool takes up approx 24 GB of hard drive space due to Kontakt´s sample compression functionality.