With Symphobia 1 you have at your disposal a proven tool of inspiration for scoring films, games and television. Symphobia offers true ensemble recordings of a full symphony orchestra and an unbeatable collection of intense, cinematic orchestral effects.
True ensemble recordings
Symphobia is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individual multi-samples, Symphobia offers ensemble multi-samples in numerous arrangements for orchestral sections as well as a full orchestra performing together. The reason is simple: the real thing sounds so much more powerful.
Cinematic orchestral effects Symphobia is famous for its cinematic orchestral effects. Like the ensemble performances, the effects are available in different orchestrations, performed by different sections from the orchestra. You’ll find full orchestra rips & hits, string risers, brass clusters and woodwind textures.
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
Orchestral sections recorded as ensembles, pre-seated on the stage
12 GB library in Kontakt's compressed sample format (24 GB uncompressed)
44.1 24 bit
Genuine concert hall recordings
Real-time mixing of close & stage mics
Kontakt Player 5 license included
Native Kontrol Standard support
"Packed with top-notch multisamples and effects that could successfully undercore any on-screen event, from a minor traffic collision to the destruction of the universe." Sound on Sound
"It's a genuinely inspirational instrument and if it doesn't fill you with ideas, you're in the wrong game." MusicRadar
Now, a new story unfolds...
Featuring full orchestra, choir, smaller ensembles and a wide range of guest instruments, Symphobia 3: 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 is ProjectSAM’s most ambitious release yet.
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 the library's samples.
Lumina is a journey of inspiration... as for each note you play, three more will spring to mind.
Multis are a much cherished feature of the Symphobia series. Symphobia 3: 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, the library'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 theater show or songwriter performance.
Section splits for textures
We booked new recording sessions to record individual sections for the library’s textures, worth 7 GB* of new samples. In SYMPHOBIA 3: LUMINA 1.1, the majority of orchestral textures now offer the ability to perform the following sections individually: strings, choir, woodwinds, piano/harp/percussion. The exact sections available differ per texture instrument.
Aimed at fantasy, mystery & animation
Designed for film, TV & video game scoring
Inspiring "Stories" combo instruments
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
Split sections for selected textures (1.1 update)
42 GB library in Kontakt's compressed sample format (81 GB uncompressed)
"It's hard to think of a more inspiring tool for kick-starting an orchestral composition. Perfect for fantasy scores, Lumina is an inspiring and expressive instrument." Music Tech Magazine [9/10 - MusiTech Choice]
"Playing Lumina is wanting to write a new theme for every scene! It's inspiring, well put together and a great inspiration for any composer. And it's Dutch!" Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass, JXL)