ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours Animator

Your go-to source for scoring cartoons, animated features, light games or sitcoms

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ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours is a brand-new virtual instrument series that expands the world of Symphobia. Building on the Symphobia concept, Symphobia Colours brings you fresh sounds in smaller packages. Animator, the first library of its kind, marks the launch of this exciting new series.

Laughing clarinets, jazzy staccatos, xylophone winks and trombone slides – Symphobia Colours: Animator is a library dedicated to all things funny. Instantly playable, Animator will become your go-to source when scoring cartoons, animated features, light games or sitcoms.

Animator pays homage to the masters of animation scoring – Scott Bradley and Carl Stalling. Featuring an ensemble that consists of (bass) clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, contrabass, piano, harp and percussion, the library focuses on short, snappy and playable articulations, phrases and special effects. These recordings are grouped by action, with names such as 'Wink Wink', 'Uh Oh' and 'Laughter', enabling you to quickly find the sound you need.

Animator focuses on ensemble recordings, with differently arranged instrument combinations spread over the keyboard. A selection of articulations is also available for individual instruments, such as a laughing glissando played by just clarinet or trombone.

Furthermore, a selection of cartoon sounds from Symphobia 3: Lumina is included. The Animator interface allows for real-time mixing of the 3 mic positions, independent pitch and speed controlling, tempo syncing and on-the-fly octave shifting. All this makes Animator ProjectSAM's most playable and – dare we say it – funniest library to date.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Aimed at cartoon, feature animation, light games and sitcoms
  • Arrangement: (bass) clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, bass, piano, harp & percussion
  • Instantly playable, pre-arranged articulations and effects
  • Select solo articulations and effects
  • 3 concert hall mic positions with real-time mixing
  • Tempo-synced runs & phrases
  • Free time-stretch control for majority of instruments
  • Tempo sync for runs and phrases
  • On-the-fly octave shifting (nudge instrument mapping left or right)
  • Contains select material from Symphobia 3: Lumina
  • 4.8 GB library pool (2.5 GB in compressed NCW format)
  • 44.1 kHz 24 bit
  • License for Kontakt Player 5.5.2 or higher included
  • Fast and easy download experience with ProjectSAM Downloader

Check for the lastest Animator Updates here.

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.

      ARTICULATIONS LIST

      The following overview lists the exact arrangements and articulations for every patch found in ANIMATOR.

      1. In Disguise
      Ens staccatos with ride (clar, bsn, piano, bass, harp, trp, ride)
      Ens marcatos with trem ride (clar, bsn, piano, bass, harp, trp, ride)
      Ens falls (clar, bsn, piano, bass, harp, trp, ride)
      Muted wah trumpet staccatos
      Muted wah trumpet marcatos
      Double bass plucked
      Double bass with ride cym
      Double bass long and ride tremolo
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, harp)

      2. Wink wink
      Wink effect by xylo, piano and clar
      Wink effect by xylo and piano
      Single wink effect by xylo and piano
      Dizzy whirl effect by piano and harp
      Subtle clusters by clar, harp and bass
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, harp)

      3. Tiptoe
      Long upward and downward chromatic phrases (bsn, trp, tbn, vibes, piano, bass)
      Short chromatic tiptoe'ing phrases (trp, vibes, piano, bass, snare)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, harp)

      4. Uh Oh
      Variety of panicky trill and flutter effects (bsn, trp, tbn, piano, bass, vln, harp, xylo)
      Downward trombone falls (flutter trombone and snare)

      5 & 6. Keep it Short (with and without speed control)
      Ens marcatos (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)
      Ens staccatos (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)
      With and without glockenspiel

      7. Laughter
      'Laughter' effects in multiple velocities and lengths (clar, violin, tbn, muted tbn, muted trp, flexatone)

      8. Glisses and Slides
      Double bass slide effects
      Up and downward minor 3rd glisses (clar, violin, tbn)

      9. Victory
      Repeated arpeggio 'victory' chords (bsn, violin, trp, tbn, bass)
      Single arpeggio 'victory' chords (bsn, violin, trp, tbn, bass, crotales)
      Subtle arpeggio phrases (violin, harp, piano and xylo)
      Diminished arpeggio chords (harp, piano and crotales)

      10. Let's Play Tag
      Fast repetition notes (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, violin, trp, tbn, harp, vibes)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)

      11. Cartoon Percussion
      A selection of castanet, flexatone, slide whistle and snare drum sounds

      12. Miscellaneous
      Low short notes (piano, bass, bass drum)
      Grace notes (bclar, piano, bass, bass drum)
      Major and minor trills (bsn, clar, vln, bas, piano, harp, woodblock)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)

      13. Runs - Major and Wholetone
      Downward, upward en up/downward runs (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, violin, trp, tbn, harp)
      Downward and upward whole tone runs by (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, violin, trp, tbn, harp, vibes)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)

      14. Runs - Chromatic
      Upward chromatic runs (clarinet and violin)
      Downward and upward chromatic runs (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, violin, trp, tbn, harp, xylo)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)

      15. Phrases - Collection 1
      3 musical phrases with variations (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, violin, harp, xylophone, woodblock, flexatone)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)

      16. Phrases - Collection 2
      3 musical phrases with variations (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, violin, harp, xylophone)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)

      17. Phrases - Flea Circus
      'Flea circus' phrases in several variations (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, bass, violin, harp, xylophone)
      Ens staccatos low velocity (clar/bclar, bsn, piano, db, harp)

      18. Phrases - Is It Jazz
      Double bass and ride (played with brushes) short
      Double bass long and ride tremolo
      Jazz phrases (clar, bsn, muted wah tbn, muted wah trp, bass, ride)
      Dominant 7th Jazz chords (clar, bsn, muted wah tbn, muted wah trp, bass, ride)

      Used abbreviations: clar = clarinet, bclar = bass clarinet, bsn = bassoon, trp = trumpet, tbn = trombone

      Velocity layers: 2-3 on average
      Round robins: 2-3 on average

      This product works with the free Kontakt Player – 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.

      You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

      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.
      http://help.timespace.com/home/installation-guide---setting-up-a-third-party-kontakt-library

      Customer Reviews

      Press Quotes

      "Animator is a true work of genius, its 18 instruments (1.8GB) flawlessly resurrecting the sonic spirit of the Warner Bros. cartoons of the 40s with a truly hilarious grab-bag of slapstick sounds: plinks, plonks, trombone slides, cheeky phrases... you get the picture." - Computer Music (Rating 8/10) - Read the review in full at musicradar.com

      "As a homage to the likes of Carl Stalling and Scott Bradley – two composers who really defined a golden age of animation scoring – it's hard not to be impressed by the artistry and attention to detail offered by Animator. [...] If you work in animation scoring or intend to explore a lighter 'comedic' sound, then Animator is an essential purchase." - Music Tech (Rating 8/10)

      Tech Specs

      Product Type:

      Virtual Instrument

      Format:

      • Kontakt library

      Product Specs:

      System Requirements

      Library specs Animator 1.2

      • 4.8 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
      • 2.5 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)
      • 44.1 kHz 24 bit audio format
      • Library version download: 1.2

      Kontakt Player requirements

      • Minimum Kontakt version: free Kontakt Player 5.5.2
      • 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

      • Does not work with Kontakt versions lower than 5.5.2
      • 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

      Compatibility