Cinematic instrument that dives into a world of fantasy, mystery and animation
Featuring full orchestra, choir, smaller ensembles and a wide range of guest instruments, ProjectSAM LUMINA dives into the world of fantasy, mystery and animation, adding depth and delicacy to your musical palette. Based on more recordings than ever before, this third volume in the SYMPHOBIA series (including Symphobia and Symphobia 2) is ProjectSAM's most ambitious release yet.
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ProjectSAM is well-known for its ensemble recording concept, and LUMINA trumps this with even finer arrangements. The warmth and beauty of orchestra and choir performing together has been captured in stunning, playable ensembles. Moreover, LUMINA is packed with superbly orchestrated textures covering the full spectrum of fantasy and mystery. Refined with grand piano, harp and percussion, these recordings are truly luminous.
LUMINA's solo and guest instruments range from legato woodwinds, such as oboe and clarinet, to a beautifully sampled celtic harp, tin whistle and... a full bell tower! The library also pays homage to the playful world of cartoons with dedicated ensembles and phrases for careful tiptoeing and tongue-in-cheek suspense. Of course you will find ProjectSAM's popular DYSTOPIA section, too, with all-new sound design based on LUMINA's samples.
LUMINA is a journey of inspiration... as for each note you play, three more will spring to mind.
KEY LIBRARY FEATURES:
- Aimed at fantasy, mystery & animation
- Designed for film, TV & video game scoring
- Ensemble recordings (featuring full orchestra & choir)
- Chamber ensembles (including solo strings & soprano choir)
- Legato instruments (including soprano voice)
- Guest instruments (including Celtic harp & double bass)
- Genuine concert hall recordings
- Real-time mixing of direct, ambient & wide mics
- 43 GB compressed audio pool (81.7 GB uncompressed)
- Kontakt Player 5 license included
- Loyalty discounts available for existing SYMPHOBIA users
LUMINA IS ABOUT STORYTELLING
Multis are a much cherished feature of the SYMPHOBIA series. LUMINA builds on this concept by combining ensembles and instruments into thematic 'Stories'.
Using clever keyboard mapping and controller assignments, Stories give you numerous musical features on one keyboard − all within a single Kontakt track. In this way, LUMINA's ensembles, solo instruments and textures all take part in a bigger Story.
Elements within a Story can be individually purged from RAM, or instantly muted using assigned mute keys. Also, the Elements tab allows you to tweak each element separately.
Stories are great sources of inspiration, and useful starting points for a new track or arrangement. Because of the many different musical elements and well-thoughout controllers, they work great for live situations too, such as a theatre show or songwriter performance.
ProjectSAM has also developed a series of tutorial videos on scoring for difference themes and genres. Click on the image below to check some of them out, including tutorials using ProjectSAM instruments such as Symphobia, Lumina, Swing! and Orchestral Essentials.
LUMINA's ensembles and instruments have been combined into thematic 'Stories'. Using clever keyboard mapping and controller assignments, Stories give you numerous musical features on one keyboard − all within a single Kontakt track. In this way, LUMINA's ensembles, solo instruments and textures all take part in a bigger Story.
LUMINA consists of all-new recordings that are not included in any other ProjectSAM library, except for "Symphobian Sordino".
LUMINA IN DEPTH
SYMPHOBIA and SYMPHOBIA 2 offer two microphone sets: Close and Stage. These were actually mixdowns of a number of microphone positions, including the Wide microphone setup.
In LUMINA, the recorded microphone positions have been split into three fully separate channels named Direct, Ambient and Wide.
- Direct: a mix of spot mics, close to the instruments
- Ambient: stereo pair located behind the conductor’s spot
- Wide: 2 microphones at the very left and right sides of the orchestra
By default, all 3 mic channels are loaded and activated. The LUMINA interface allows you to individually purge them, reducing the instrument's RAM footprint by 1/3rd or 2/3rds.
The microphone cross-fader allows you to smoothly morph between the Close and Stage ‘preset mixes’ of the three individual mic channels. To illustrate: in Close position, the Direct mic channel is fully open, Ambient is closed and Wide is slightly open. Half-way, all three mic channels are partly open. In Stage position, the Direct mic channel is closed, Ambient is fully open and Wide is significantly open. As stated in the previous chapter, the Wide mic channel can be used on its own, but it was designed to be mixed with the Direct and Ambient channels to add a sense of extra space and width to the sound.
LUMINA FEATURES THE FOLLOWING ENSEMBLES AND INSTRUMENTS:
|Full Orchestra & Choir||Playable articulations Arranged chords Textures & effects|
|Small Orchestra & Choir||Playable articulations Textures & effects|
|Small Orchestra & 6 Sopranos||Arranged chords Textures & effects|
|Small Orchestra||Playable articulations Arranged chords Textures & effects|
|Playable articulations Glissando effects|
|6 Sopranos||Playable articulations Glissando effects|
|Playable articulations Cartoon phrases|
|Piano, harp & vibraphone||Playable articulations Textures|
|Arco and tremolo|
|Double bass & piano||Unison notes|
|Celtic Harp||Plucked Chords|
|Double bass||Playable articulations Effects|
|Bell tower||53 bells|
|Legato Alto flute||Legato-to-legato Legato-to-staccato|
|Legato Oboe||Legato-to-legato Legato-to-staccato|
|Legato Clarinet||Legato-to-legato Legato-to-staccato|
|Legato Bassoon||Legato-to-legato Legato-to-staccato|
|Legato Trumpet||Legato-to-legato Legato-to-staccato|
|Legato Soprano voice||Legato-to-legato|
|Legato Tin Whistle||Legato-to-legato + var|
|Legato Tenor Recorder||Legato-to-legato|
|Legato Alto Recorder||Legato-to-legato|
|Legato Soprano Recorder||Legato-to-legato|
(taken from Symphobia)
|Arco sordino strings|
This product works with the free Kontakt Player (Included with this product) – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.
Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.
Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.