ProjectSAM releases Orchestral Essentials 2 for Kontakt

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials 2

ProjectSAM has launched Orchestral Essentials 2, an instrument library for NI Kontakt featuring brand-new selections from the acclaimed ProjectSAM product catalog.

The Orchestral Essentials series captures the essence of the ProjectSAM experience: an inspiring collection of sounds taken from our extensive, cinematic product catalog.

This volume expands your Orchestral Essentials template with brand-new selections from the ProjectSAM catalog, including the Symphobia series, the True Strike series and our other libraries, all re-designed and streamlined to fit the Orchestral Essentials concept.

Orchestral Essentials 2 features

  • Brand-new selection taken from the acclaimed ProjectSAM catalog.
  • Beautifully orchestrated full orchestra articulations.
  • New strings, brass and wind ensemble articulations.
  • 5 New legato instruments featuring real note-to-note transitions.
  • Full choir articulations.
  • New epic drum sounds and other percussion.
  • Intimate concert piano.
  • New Dystopia sound design.
  • Inspiring and thematic Multis.
  • Does not include Orchestral Essentials 1 content: all-new sounds.
  • Orchestral Essentials 1 license is not required: works stand-alone.
  • Available as Direct Download and on boxed USB stick.

Orchestral Essentials 2 is available for purchase for 299 EUR/$399 USD. Orchestral Essentials 1 is now also available at this price. The Orchestral Essentials Pack with both volumes is 575 EUR/$759 USD.

More information: ProjectSAM / Orchestral Essentials 2

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ProjectSAM updates Symphobia 1 & Symphobia 2 + Price drop

ProjectSAM Symphobia

ProjectSAM has released version 1.41 of its Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2 libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

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.

Symphobia 2 is more of what you’ve been missing in your orchestral palette. All-new orchestral articulations, massive amounts of fresh and inspiring symphonic effects, exclusive legato ensembles with real legato transitions, Dystopia III and a brand-new interface.

Changes in Symphobia 1 & Symphobia 2 v1.41

  • By popular request, the ability to choose your preferred way of selecting articulations:
    • SWITCH: 1.30-style keyswitches, one articulation at a time.
    • STACK: 1.40-style on/off toggling of multiple articulations individually.
  • Ability to enable or disable MIDI triggers on the keyboard. This is especially useful for live situations where you don’t want to accidentally switch or toggle other articulations.

ProjectSAM has also annouced that the pricing of its fully updated Symphobia Series has been lowered.

ProjectSAM Symphobia

It has never been more affordable to enrich your compositions with these genre-defining libraries.

New pricing Symphobia series

  • Symphobia 3 Lumina: 599 EUR/$799 USD (save 250 EUR/$350 USD)
  • Symphobia 2: 599 EUR/$799 USD (save 150 EUR/$230 USD)
  • Symphobia 1: 599 EUR/$799 USD (save 150 EUR/$230 USD)
  • Symphobia Duo Pack (1 & 2): 1,098 EUR/$1,460 USD (save 400 EUR/$598 USD)
  • Symphobia Trio Pack: 1,647 EUR/$2,190 USD (save 700 EUR/$1,017 USD)

More information: ProjectSAM

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ProjectSAM releases 2014 Edition Updates for Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2 + Summer Sale

ProjectSAM has announced the release of the 2014 Edition Updates for Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2, a free update for all registered Symphobia 1 and 2 users.

ProjectSAM Symphobia

Changes in 2014 Edition Updates

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

ProjectSAM has also launched a limited time Summer Sale.

ProjectSAM 2014 Summer Sale

To celebrate the 7,5 year anniversary of the Symphobia Series, as well as the release of the 2014 Edition Updates for Symphobia 1 and 2, ProjectSAM launches a special Symphobia Summer Sale
from Monday July 8th until Thursday July 17th 23:59 PDT.

Get great deals on the fully updated Symphobia 1, Symphobia 2 and Symphobia 3: Lumina, as well as the Symphobia Duo Pack and the new Symphobia Trio Pack.

Symphobia Summer Sale

  • Symphobia 3 Lumina: €849/$1099 €599/$799 (save €250/$350)
  • Symphobia 2: €749/$1029 €599/$799 (save €150/$230)
  • Symphobia 1: €749/$1029 €599/$799 (save €150/$230)
  • Symphobia Duo Pack (1 & 2): €1498/$2059 €1098/$1460 (save €400/$598)
  • Symphobia Trio Pack: €2347/$3207 €1647/$2190 (save €700/$1017)

Loyalty discounts still apply during this sale (maximum €50/$70 per order).

More information: ProjectSAM

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Time+Space launches Game Music Connect & ProjectSAM competition

Time+Space has announced a Game Music Connect & ProjectSAM competition, offering the chance to win a pair of tickets to Game Music Connect which will take place on September 24th, in London, UK.

Game Music Connect & ProjectSAM contest

UK distributor Time+Space represent many brands whose virtual instruments have become staple tools for composers producing music for TV, Film and Video Games.

It is for this reason that, for the second year running, they are partnering with Game Music Connect for their one-day event in London which offers a rare insight into the work of some of the world´s top video game composers with some thought-provoking presentations and debates.

With this year’s event less than 3 months away, Time+Space have one pair of tickets worth £250 to give away in their latest competition. Plus, you could also win prizes from cinematic sound specialists ProjectSAM whose virtual instruments such as the Symphobia series are renowned for their usability in the world of video game composing and beyond.

The full rundown of prizes includes…

1st Prize: A pair of tickets to Game Music Connect in London on 24th September PLUS ProjectSAM’s Symphobia Colours Bundle. Total prize value £549.00!

2nd and 3rd Prize: Two runners up will get to choose a Symphobia Colours title of their choice – either ‘Animator’ or ‘Orchestrator’.

The competition is open to entrants worldwide and ends on July 31st, 2014.

More information: Time+Space

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ProjectSAM updates Orchestral Essentials to v1.1

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ProjectSAM has released version 1.1 of Orchestral Essentials, a major free update to the orchestral library featuring carefully selected the essentials from each of its products, including the highly praised Symphobia series, True Strike series and Orchestral Brass Classic.

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials

Version 1.1 adds 2.5 GB (1.2 GB in Kontakt’s compressed NCW format) of new content for all registered Orchestral Essentials users.

Changes in Orchestral Essentials v1.1

  • Celli + Basses real legato in octaves (stage mic, 2 layers).
  • Full Choir Aahs (stage mic, 2 layers).
  • Brass Staccato Mutes (stage mic).
  • Flute and Piccolo Octave Runs (close mic, major/mior, up/down).
  • New World Percussion drums kit (previously unreleased percussion samples.).
  • Tubular Bells (close mic).
  • 8 New Multis.
  • New Full Orchestra instrument.
  • Various programming fixes.
  • Graphical interface tweaks.

The update is a free download to Orchestral Essentials customers. Note: the update requires version 5.3 of Kontakt or Kontakt Player.

More information: ProjectSAM / Orchestral Essentials

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