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ProjectSAM Symphobia Volume 1

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PROJECTSAM, CREATOR OF THE TRUE STRIKE SERIES AND SAM ORCHESTRAL BRASS, BRINGS YOU SYMPHOBIA

With SYMPHOBIA, you have at your disposal the most inspiring orchestral tool for scoring film, games and television.

SYMPHOBIA is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individual instrument multi-samples, SYMPHOBIA offers ensemble multi-samples in various orchestrations and orchestral groups. These playable ensembles cover different sections and groups from the orchestra as well as the entire orchestra playing together. The reason is simple: the real thing sounds so much better.

SYMPHOBIA is famous for its cinematic orchestral effects. Like the ensemble performances, the effects are available in different orchestrations, played by different sections throughout the orchestra. 

SYMPHOBIA is everything you have been missing in your orchestral palette: immersive ENSEMBLE MULTI-SAMPLES attained by true ensemble recordings and intense CINEMATIC EFFECTS. All available in a rich selection of combinations and articulations. With SYMPHOBIA, you have at your disposal the most inspiring orchestral tool for scoring film, games and television.

 

CINEMATIC ENSEMBLES

SYMPHOBIA is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individual instrument multi-samples, SYMPHOBIA offers ensemble multi-samples in various orchestrations and orchestral groups. These playable ensembles cover different sections and groups from the orchestra as well as the entire orchestra playing together. The reason is simple: the real thing sounds so much better. A staccato note played by violins, violas, horns and trumpets, together, correctly seated at the concert stage, will sound much more cohesive than a mixture of individual sample recordings of these four elements. An other example of the SYMPHOBIA concept is the low strings patch, which has been recorded with celli and basses playing in octaves. This makes SYMPHOBIA the ideal tool for creating big, realistic sounding orchestral arrangements and orchestrations. In addition, a number of individual instrument articulations are available, such as violin section flageolets and horn section marcatos.

 

CINEMATIC EFFECTS

The ensembles make up about half of SYMPHOBIA. The other half is all about cinematic effects: performances that are impossible to recreate using individual multi-samples. Like the ensemble performances, the effects are available in different orchestrations, played by different sections throughout the orchestra. You will find violin glissandi, as well as full orchestra rips and stabs. Each effect is available in a number of variations or articulations.

 

Features

    • Live recordings of orchestral full-ensemble multi-samples
    • Vast library of orchestral clusters, rips and other instantly inspiring effects
    • Covering strings, all-new brass, woodwinds and much more
    • Lots of additional content including Dystopia II and ethnic flute phrases
    • Two concert hall mic positions: Concert Stage and Close mic
    • Orchestral sections recorded as full-range ensembles, pre-seated on the stage
    • On-screen ADSR, simulated legato, octaver and other scripted controls
    • 19 GB library pool in 44.1 kHz 24-bit
    • NI Kontakt Player 3.5 included

 

The Ensembles

STRING SECTION

SYMPHOBIA introduces a brand new instrument group for ProjectSAM: the string ensemble, recorded in our warm concert hall. An extensive Ensemble bank and a unique Effects bank are available. The Ensemble bank includes numerous full-string articulations, including tremolo, staccato, pizzicato and con sordino. Other highlights in the collection feature beautiful chord performances and low strings playing in octaves. The Effects bank includes a wide range of upward and downward glissandi, shrieky clusters, stabs and wild arco/pizzicato textures -- priceless material for film and TV composers and impossible to achieve using standard multi-samples.

 

BRASS SECTION

The brass in SYMPHOBIA are all-new recordings. This makes it an ideal addition to ORCHESTRAL BRASS CLASSIC. The Brass Section in SYMPHOBIA offers a full-brass ensemble in a number of articulations, including sustain, marcato, staccato and mutes. Also available are major & minor chord performances, different orchestrations of mixed brass instruments and, similar to the strings, low brass in octaves, with the tuba playing an octave below the trombones. The Effects range from several types of horrific clusters to note bendings, horn rips and wild repetitions. Some effects are performed by the entire brass ensemble, others by one instrument section at a time.

 

WOODWIND SECTION

SYMPHOBIA offers full-woodwind ensemble samples that include the following instruments: flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon/bass clarinet/contra bassoon. Apart from the vibrato and non-vibrato sustains, portatos and staccatos, octave runs are available, as well as flute piccolo effects, clusters, slap notes, wild phrases and multi-phonics. ProjectSAM has a special discount offer for all users who purchased our woodwind downloads in the past.

 

STRING & BRASS SECTION

One of SYMPHOBIA's highlights are the performances by strings and brass together. Nothing beats the live, natural blending of sections in a real concert hall. SYMPHOBIA offers powerful sustains, staccatos and other articulations played by violins, violas, celli, contrabasses, horns, trumpets, trombones and tuba playing together in different orchestration variations. Numerous special effects are available, combining different playing techniques and dynamic arcs like arco, tremolo, flageolet for strings and open, muted and flatter-tongue for brass. Last but not least, the Effects bank houses the Glissandi Rips, played by the same powerful combination of sections.

 

SOLO STRING ENSEMBLE

In addition to the large symphonic sections, SYMPHOBIA also offers a solo string quintet, consisting of 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello and 1 contrabass. As with the other ensembles, the solo strings are spread out over one full keyboard.

 

FULL ORCHESTRA

Massive orchestral impact! That's the best way to describe the contents in this bank. Full-orchestra stabs, rips, dark textures and trailer risers are included, ranging from huge staccato hits to 15 second crescendos. You won't easily find orchestral effects more intense than these.

 

DYSTOPIA II 

Dystopia Volume Two: the dark side of SAM, featuring ambiences, textures, pads and effects created by processing and tweaking the SYMPHOBIA recordings. An extremely inspiring addition to the acoustic string, brass and woodwind instruments found in this library, covering pads, spheres and percussive sounds.

 

ETHNIC FLUTE PHRASES

SYMPHOBIA covers instruments that go beyond the traditional symphonic range. Over 120 beautifully performed ethnic flute phrases are included, covering duduk, shakuhachi and Native American flute. Some phrases are atonal or effect-like, others are performed in a specific key.

As a bonus, we also included the Gran Cassa II: a multi-sampled orchestral bass drum previously only available to TRUE STRIKE users.

 

MULTIS

SYMPHOBIA without adult supervision! What do you get when you layer SYMPHOBIA's unique recordings into massive combinations? Find out in the Multis section -- a selection of inspiring, stylized program combinations, layering ensembles, effects and articulations together, creating ready-to-go combos for different musical genres. The naming of each Multi will give you a good clue about its typical use. A few examples: "Acid For Blood", "Chainsaw Attack", "Cat 'n Mouse" and "City Noir". There are currently 40 Multis to explore, and more are added with each Symphobia update.

 

WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2014 EDITION UPDATE?

Microphone mixing
Symphobia 1.4 allows you to mix the two available microphone sets in realtime. This can be done individually, using the vertical mic faders, or together, using the horizontal cross fade slider. This slider smoothly morphs between a close and a stage mix.
 
Switch or Stack
A simple button allows you to choose your prefered method of articulation selection. In Switch mode, articulation selection works as of old: key-switching between one articulation at a time. In Stack mode, multiple articulations can be toggled on or off.
 
Individual control over articulations
Symphobia groups multiple articulations in each instrument file. In previous versions, these articulations could be switched using keyswitches and played one at a time. Symphobia 1.4 allows you to independently toggle and mix articulations.
 
Toggling articulations
Click an articulation name to toggle between activating and deactivating it. This way you can easily combine multiple articulations and perform them together.
 
MIDI toggle keys
You can also use MIDI toggle keys to activate and deactivate articulations.
 
Disable MIDI toggle keys
A new option is to enable/disable the MIDI toggle keys on your keyboard. Disabling these is useful in a live situation, where you don't want to trigger other articulations accidentally.
 
Reset toggles
To reset the articulation toggles to their default state (first one activated, others deactivated) click reset toggles. You can also reset toggles by using the assigned MIDI key.
 
Purging
By default, all articulations are loaded into memory, regardless of whether they are activated or deactivated using the toggles. This way, toggling articulations works instantaneously. To save memory, you can unload articulations

 

SPECS

LIBRARY SIZE

20.7 GB audio pool (actual recordings)
10.9 GB on disk (compressed Kontakt format on disk)
44.1 kHz 24 bit

REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum OS: OS X 10.7 or higher (Mac) or Windows 7 or 8 (Windows)
  • 4+ GB RAM and a fast-access hard drive is highly recommended when using LUMINA with all 3 mic sets activated
  • Supported plug-in interfaces: Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 or higher), AAX (Pro Tools 10), ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI
  • USB 2.0 or 3.0 port for installation of the USB version of SYMPHOBIA
IMPORTANT COMPATIBILITY NOTES
  • Not compatible with PowerPC Macs
  • Not compatible with Kontakt (Player) 4
  • Mac OS X 10.6 is no longer supported
  • Windows XP or Vista is no longer supported
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