The kings of cinematic orchestral virtual instruments for Kontakt – ProjectSAM – have announced that there's a new Symphobia on the horizon and we can't wait!
Update - S4 Pandora is now available! Find it here
ProjectSAM S4 Pandora is dubbed as the developer's most ambitious and elaborate orchestral project to date and as Symphobia 1, Symphobia 2 and Lumina knocked our socks off, we can't wait to see and hear what they've been working on.
ProjectSAM S4 Pandora Adaptive Orchestral Transitions and Effects (to give its full name) is due for release on 11th November 2019 and ProjectSAM have been teasing us with sneak peaks of some of the new features that Symphobia 4 will bring to save us precious time and deliver unparalleled oomph to our cinematic productions...
S4 PANDORA FEATURE HIGHLIGHT #1 - ADAPTIVE SYNC
Tapping from a vast orchestral pool of crescendos, rolls and risers, Adaptive Sync automatically picks the closest recorded length available and intelligently tweaks it to match your hit point exactly. See it in action in the preview video below!
S4 PANDORA FEATURE HIGHLIGHT #2 – CLUSTER PULSES
Instantly add cinematic drive with idiomatic high energy pulses recorded for strings, brass and woodwinds, including matching crescendo intros and outros.
S4 PANDORA FEATURE HIGHLIGHT #3 – STRING RISERS
2 to 15 seconds in length, recorded in various playing techniques and dynamics and on-the-fly, real-time stutter, pitch and other dramatic effects. Use Adaptive Sync to match the risers with your track and tempo perfectly.
S4 PANDORA FEATURE HIGHLIGHT #4 – COMBOS
Combining the library's individual articulations, effects, pulses and percussion, Pandora’s Combos hold some of the biggest orchestral ensembles you’ve heard yet. All elements inside a Combo are able to directly communicate with one another, allowing for musical wizardry such as the on-the-fly aligning of a col legno hit to a brass crescendo climax. Or a big tutti diminuendo at the end of a riser.
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IN THE BEGINNING... PROJECTSAM CREATED SYMPHOBIA...
Back when it was released in 2008, ProjectSAM Symphobia was one of the first all round virtual instruments that enabled musicians and composers of all abilities to easily recreate that sought-after epic cinematic sound. It was a game changer for ProjectSAM as well as, arguably, the orchestral sampling industry. We remember it well!
Since then the Native Instruments Kontakt-powered Symphobia line has become one of the most revered series of cinematic orchestral instrument plug-ins available today. The sounds can be heard in numerous blockbuster films, television series and video games...
Award winning composer Dru Masters spoke to us back in 2010 about how he had used it for the highly successful BBC series The Apprentice...
"I had been using various other samples and virtual instruments for brass swells and big orchestral hits, but when Symphobia came out it became my one-stop-shop for those sounds! It’s great because it sounds so huge, but it’s also very ‘playable’, in a way that many other instruments aren’t – you can call up an Ensemble patch and ‘play’ the whole orchestra, rather than just the violins or just the trumpets. It gives great instant gratification without compromising the sound."
Given it's long-standing success and credibility, it's of no surprise that the long awaited next instalment – S4Pandora – is causing a stir...