SYMPHOBIA 2 is more of what you've been missing in your orchestral palette. Exciting ORCHESTRAL ARTICULATIONS, massive amounts of fresh and inspiring SYMPHONIC EFFECTS, exclusive LEGATO ENSEMBLES with real legato transitions, DYSTOPIA III and a fresh interface.
ARTICULATIONS If you own the original SYMPHOBIA, SYMPHOBIA 2 will greatly expand your possibilities. To name a few, the SYMPHOBIA 2 string section adds minor and major DXF trills, different lengths of crescendo-decrescendo, new crescendos and new spiccatos. The full orchestra section has powerful new sustain and staccato articulations, and a beautiful Wide Octaves articulation with modwheel control. The separate horn section in the original SYMPHOBIA has been expanded with a blockbuster 8-player horn ensemble.
EFFECTS If you liked the effects in the original SYMPHOBIA, you are going to love the ones in SYMPHOBIA 2! Having covered the basis, it is possible to explore the world of orchestral effects further and look for interesting sounds and more specific techniques. There are now effects banks entirely dedicated to ponticello, flageolet or other playing techniques. You will also find beautiful looped textures that can be triggered in different keys. These phrases will instantly give your production a realism boost, but leave enough room to add your own personal touches.
LEGATO ENSEMBLES An industry-first: real legato transitions for orchestrated sets of instruments. Various differently arranged ensembles were captured performing legato intervals, playing in unison or octaves, and were meticulously edited and scripted. A great example is the noble sounding Horns Violins Violas set, which offers real legato performance of French horns, violins and violas playing in unison. No layering was used whatsoever. The legatos, transitions and orchestrations you hear are all real. Each of the sets has been recorded in a specific range and dynamic, dictated by the orchestration and the musical context of the orchestration. Apart from the LEGATO ENSEMBLES, also included are a number of legato solo instruments.
DYSTOPIA VOLUME 3 The popular DYSTOPIA section is back and is better than ever! Explore the dark side of SAM with processed hits, spheres, scapes and risers, based on the recordings of SYMPHOBIA 2 and some of ProjectSAM's other libraries. Also be sure to check out the SYMPHOBIAN DRUMS.
FRESH INTERFACE SYMPHOBIA 2 is powered by Kontakt 4.1 and comes with a fresh interface. In the centre are the instrument and articulation displays. The left half of the interface contains all the switchable options such as Master EQ, release trails and microphone mode. The right half of the interface has all the controllable options such as instant ADSR, reverb and DSP effects.
SWITCHABLE MIC MODE Like the original SYMPHOBIA, SYMPHOBIA 2 was recorded in a beautiful concert hall environment and has been edited and programmed in two microphone sets: close and stage. Each program now contains both microphone sets and has a convenient switch button to choose which mic set you wish to use. Both mic sets have been carefully mixed to instantly fall into place in your mix. When switching mics, the samples for the unused mic will be purged from RAM.
PROJECTSAM'S BEST MULTIS EVER The LEGATO ENSEMBLES opened up exciting possibilities for creating MULTIS. ProjectSAM created MULTIS that allow you to play two, even three legato instruments simultaneously as well as various combinations of polyphonic articulations and a legato instrument. With names such as "Make It So" and "When All Hope Is Lost" it's easy to find the MULTI that best matches your project or scene.
Real tutti recordings of symphonic ensembles
Extensive, multi-articulation patches
Inspiring symphonic effects
Industry-first legato ensembles with real legato transitions
33 GB 44.1/24 library pool (uncompressed)
2 Mic sets switchable from interface
Fresh, custom interface
NI Kontakt Player 4 included with native 64-bit support
Kontakt background loading
Kontakt compressed sample storage (20 GB)
SYMPHOBIA 2 is powered by Kontakt (Player) 4.1 and cannot be loaded into earlier versions of Kontakt. Kontakt (Player) 4.1 requires an Intel Mac or Windows PC. PowerPC Macs are not supported.
Kontakt Player 4.1.1 is included with the library.
The 33 GB audio pool takes up approx. 20 GB of hard drive space due to Kontakt's sample compression functionality.
Kontakt (Player) 4 supports: Stand-alone, VST®, Audio Units, RTAS® (Pro Tools® 7 or higher), ASIO, Core Audio, DirectSound®, WASAPI
Native 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions on both Mac and PC
Main instrument editing unlocked
Legato ensemble editing locked
Audio pool locked
PowerPC Mac Notice: This product cannot be run on PowerPC Macs