ProjectSAM Lumina

Cinematic instrument that dives into a world of fantasy, mystery and animation

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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.

Lumina has been updated to v1.51 2016 Edition. Click here for details

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.


  • 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



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".


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.



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
Full Choir
(SATB separate)
Playable articulations Glissando effects
6 Sopranos Playable articulations Glissando effects
Cartoon Ensemble
Playable articulations Cartoon phrases
Piano, harp & vibraphone Playable articulations Textures
Solo strings
(vln1/vln2/vla/vcl separate)
Arco and tremolo
Double bass & piano Unison notes
Celtic Harp Plucked Chords
Double bass Playable articulations Effects
Celesta Single notes
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
2 Cymbals
Bell tree
Wind chimes
Bass drum
Slide whistle
Symphobian Sordino
(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.

Customer Reviews


Press Quotes

"I had no idea how ProjectSAM might top the incredible sounds of Symphobia One and Two. But they did! LUMINA is a brilliant world of instruments, ensembles, voices, exotic sounds, phrases, textures, and colors. By breaking down stunning and masterful orchestral colors and phrases into layers, there are tools for incredible possibilities that traditional samples could never possibly achieve. The orchestral colors and textures for fantasy and mystery are just delicious. This may be one of the most generous and evocative libraries ever."Jeff Rona, Composer

"The recordings are breathtaking, blending seamlessly with its sibling packages. The ensemble phrases are lush and the single instruments (recorders, harps, whistles etc) have a sound straight out of middle earth."Computer Music

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument


  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements

Library specs for Lumina 1.51 2016 Edition

  • 81.7 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
  • 43.0 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)
  • 44.1 kHz 24 bit audio format
  • Library version download: 1.51

Kontakt Player requirements

  • Minimum Kontakt version: free Kontakt Player 5.5.1 or higher
  • Mac: OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11
  • Windows: Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, AAX (Pro Tools 10 or higher), ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI
  • Comes with Kontakt Player license
  • Also works with full version of Kontakt
Other requirements
  • Internet connection for content download

Compatibility notes

  • Not compatible with OS X 10.7 or lower
  • Not compatible with Windows XP or Vista
  • Not compatible with Kontakt 4
  • Not compatible with RTAS