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Win ProjectSAM Lumia & Orchestral Essentials at Time+Space

Time+Space ProjectSAM Sweepstakes

Time+Space has announced a sweepstakes in which you can win the Lumina and Orchestral Essentials cinematic libraries from ProjectSAM.

From horror, fear and disgust to amusement, joy and tenderness, ProjectSAM’s incredible virtual instruments have helped many a composer take audiences on a gripping emotional rollercoaster ride.

With the best selling Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2 firmly bedded into the studio setups of composers and music producers around the world, ProjectSAM recently unleashed the much anticipated third volume – Lumina.

Already reaping press awards and dubbed by Music Tech magazine as ‘perfect’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘expressive’, Lumina takes you on an evocative journey through worlds brimming with fantasy and mystery thanks to the stunning combination of orchestral and choir ensembles. The library also pays homage to the playful world of cartoons with dedicated ensembles and phrases for careful tiptoeing and tongue-in-cheek suspense.

This month, ProjectSAM’s distributor Time+Space have a copy of Lumina worth £840.00 to give away to one very lucky winner!

PLUS two runners up will each win a copy of Orchestral Essentials – a great value cinematic package that combines carefully selected elements taken from existing ProjectSAM libraries with new instruments not found in any other product making it an all-round solution for hobbyists and serious composers alike.

The competition ends June 30th, 2013.

More information: Time+Space

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ProjectSAM Lumina arrives at Time+Space

ProjectSAM Lumina

Time+Space has announced it is now shipping ProjectSAM’s Lumina, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

ProjectSAM is well-known for its ensemble recording concept, and this third volume in the critically acclaimed Symphobia series 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 Lumina’s samples.

Lumina is available to purchase on a USB stick from Time+Space, priced at RRP £840 GBP / €995 EUR (inc VAT).

More information: Time+Space

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Ableton releases Orchestral Ensemble Essentials Partner Instrument

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Ableton has announced Orchestral Ensemble Essentials, a new partner instrument by ProjectSAM.

Ableton ProjectSAM Orchestra Ensemble Essentials

There’s nothing like the sound of an orchestral ensemble to set the right tone for your music. Startling horns and short string stabs bring up the tension, while slow, sustained bowing and fluttering woodwinds establish a more elegant atmosphere. The only problem with orchestral sounds is that you normally need an actual orchestra to get them.

Enter the ProjectSAM Orchestral Ensemble Essentials. Gorgeously multisampled and custom-built for Ableton Live, OEE features a robust selection of string, brass and woodwind ensemble sounds – in addition to a selection of one-shot orchestral effects samples – that give you the power of an orchestra on your computer.

Orchestral Ensemble Essentials is available to purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Ableton / Orchestral Ensemble Essentials

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ProjectSAM announces Orchestral Essentials sample library for Kontakt

Cinematic specialists ProjectSAM have announced Orchestral Essentials: The Essence of Film Scoring – a Kontakt instrument designed to give computer musicians the essential tools to launch their film composing career at an unbeatable price.

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials

ProjectSAM has carefully selected the essentials from each of their products, including the highly praised Symphobia series, True Strike series and Orchestral Brass Classic, and bundled them into one effective, incredibly versatile package. What’s more, new instruments not found in any other ProjectSAM products are also included.

Covering full orchestra, string, brass and woodwind ensembles, classical and world percussion, Orchestral Essentials gives you the right ammo to start scoring for film, games or pop with the acclaimed “cinematic SAM sound”.

For each of the orchestral sections, an essential list of articulations is available, as well as one expressive legato instrument and an inspiring set of clusters, textures and effects.

Apart from these orchestral elements, you will also find a concert harp, church organ, ProjectSAM’s renowned Dystopia sound design, and, exclusive to Orchestral Essentials, an enchanting grand piano and harpsichord.

Orchestral Essentials follows ProjectSAM’s ensemble recording philosophy. Strings, brass and woodwinds were sampled as sections, as nothing beats the authentic blend of orchestral instruments in a concert hall. ProjectSAM captures this magic in various orchestrations; for example, imagine the noble sound of horns and trombones performing together naturally.

Back in 2002, ProjectSAM set the benchmark for ambient recording and affordability with the release of SAM HORNS. Now, ProjectSAM does it again with Orchestral Essentials.

Orchestral Essentials will be available in Q4 2011 priced £299 GBP / €349 EUR. It is now available to pre-order from Time+Space.

More information: Time+Space

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ProjectSAM updates Symphobia 2 to v1.3

ProjectSAM Symphobia 2

ProjectSAM has announced the release of version 1.3 of Symphobia 2, the multi award winning industry standard cinematic orchestral library.

This massive 7Gb update offers a multitude of additional samples, new features and a completely overhauled interface.

Changes in Symphobia 2 v1.3

  • An additional dynamic layer has been added to four of the popular Legato Ensembles. This means that you now have multi-dynamic, expressive mod-wheel control for instruments such as the Celli Doublebasses in Octaves and the Horns+Violins+Violas in Unison.
  • 10 New inspiring Multis are available covering various styles and genres. Some examples are Close the Gates, Femme Fatale, Sniper Mission and Transcending Monks.
  • A whole list of new features and functionality is available: a new Horns Trombones instrument with “cliffhanger clusters”, an informative color-coded Kontakt keyboard, the ability to control release trail volume and length, legato overlap time and curve, reset round robin cycles and much more.

The update is available FREE to registered Symphobia 2 users. For a full list of features found in version 1.3 visit http://www.timespace.com/updates/2266/

More information: ProjectSAM Symphobia 2

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ProjectSAM Orchestral Brass Classic, symphonic brass sample library updated to v1.2

ProjectSAM Orchestral Brass Classic

ProjectSAM has released version 1.2 of Orchestral Brass Classic, a symphonic brass sound library for Kontakt.

ORCHESTRAL BRASS CLASSIC is the re-issue of the most respected symphonic brass series on the sample market: SAM Horns, SAM Trombones, SAM Trumpets and SAM Solo Sessions. Known for its ambient, cinematic sound, ORCHESTRAL BRASS CLASSIC is the only brass library that no film, TV or game composer can afford to be without.

Changes in Orchestral Brass Classic v1.2

  • Pitch Scaling Curves: All groups in all instruments were re-checked for the presence of Pitch Scaling curves, and removed where found.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • 09c Tuba Staccato s – When playing keynote F2 at the lowest velocities clicks occurred. Zones adjusted.
    • 26 Trp Sect Intervals KEY MOD stage & close – Intervals were more quiet when modwheel is up (so downward intervals) then when modwheel is down, fixed.
    • 01 Tbn Sect KEY s & 11 Tbn Sect staccato s – Group ID 34 had no KSW assignment & Zone volumes imbalanced.
    • 03 T Tbn Solo Sustain DYN c – Pitch Scaling Curves removed.
    • F Hn Sect Intervals – Stage & Close – Wrong interval labels.
    • Multi – Epic Sustain – Pitch Scaling Curves removed.

Orchestral Brass Classic for Kontakt (powered by Kontakt Player) is available to purchase for $399.99 USD / 299.99 EUR ex. VAT.

More information: ProjectSAM

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Time+Space announces Symphobia 2 competition

Time+Space Symphobia 2 contest

Time+Space has announced a Symphobia 2 competition.

With a plethora of first class reviews already under its belt and the season of goodwill in full swing, there’s no need for any more excuses for Time+Space to give away a copy of the awe inspiring Symphobia 2 this month!

Described as ‘magnificent’, ‘an absolute joy’ ‘unsurpassed’ and ‘a score writer’s dream’, ProjectSAM’s latest virtual instrument has proved it punches just as much above its weight as its older brother and this is your chance to own the £979 software for yourself thanks to ProjectSAM and their UK distributor Time+Space!

To enter, all you need to do is email Time+Space the answer to a very simple question.

More information: Time+Space

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