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. SYMPHOBIA 2 is the new no-brainer addition to the SYMPHOBIA series for any film, game or TV composer.NEW 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.NEW EFFECTS If you liked the effects in the original SYMPHOBIA, you are going to love the ones in SYMPHOBIA 2! Having covered the basis, we could explore the world of orchestral effects further and look for interesting new 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 we also included a number of legato solo instruments.DYSTOPIA VOLUME 3 Our 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 our other libraries. Also be sure to check out the SYMPHOBIAN DRUMS.BRAND-NEW INTERFACESYMPHOBIA 2 is powered by Kontakt 4.1 and comes with a brand-new 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.OUR BEST MULTIS EVER The LEGATO ENSEMBLES opened up exciting new possibilities for creating MULTIS. We 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. The adventure continues… with SYMPHOBIA 2.KEY FEATURES Real tutti recordings of symphonic ensembles Extensive, multi-articulation patches New and 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 Brand-new custom interface NI Kontakt Player 4 included with native 64-bit support Kontakt background loading Kontakt compressed sample storage (20 GB)SYMPHOBIA 2 has a 33 GB sample pool (44.1kHz / 24-bit, uncompressed format) and consists of five Instrument banks and a set of Multis. Each bank contains extensive, key-switched instruments. Because the two concert hall microphone positions can be switched from within the instruments, SYMPHOBIA 2 only has one folder structure instead of two.FULL ORCHESTRA Full Orchestrator Strings with Woodwinds Textures and Effects Symphobian Stacks Dreamy Textures Tutti Chords Tutti Effects INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS Str Ens Extensions Str Ens Wide Octaves Str Ens Effects Str Ens Symphobia Sustains Vln & Vla Articulations Vcl Articulations Musical Phrases Horns Ensemble Trumpet Octaves Flute & Piccolo Octaves LEGATO ENSEMBLES Legato Ens Bcl Cbn octaves Legato Ens Bn Vcl unison Legato Ens Fl Cl unison Legato Ens Fl Vlns unison Legato Ens Hn Tbn unison Legato Ens Hn Vln Vla unison Legato Ens Vcl Db octaves Legato Ens Vlns in octaves Legato Solo Flute Legato Solo Horn Legato Solo Low Whistle Legato Solo Uilleann Pipes DYSTOPIA Announcing the End Channel Bashar Demolition Tools Reverse Engineering Sending Orbs Stingers Drones and Risers Symphobian Drums (including bonus cymbals) The Chain Saw Trailer Hits Welcome Sumerians White Noise MISCELLANEOUS Concert Hall Noise Orchestra Tuning MULTIS A Story Unfolds Garden of Eden Grandfather Reminiscences I Will Never Let You Go Make It So Massacre Lodge Movie Logo Only Seconds Left Phasers On Kill There And Back Again When All Hope Is LostProjectSam Symphobia 2 v1.3.3 UPDATE KONTAKT TEAM AKADEMiC & DYNAMiCS | Sept 2012 | 4.12GB SYMPHOBIA 2 update 1.3 adds a massive 7 GB (uncompressed sample format) to an already stellar sample collection, offering loads of additional samples, new features and a completely overhauled interface.
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.
NEW CONTENT Additional dynamic layer for Hn Tbn in unis legato ensemble Additional dynamic layer for Vcl Db in Oct legato ensemble Additional dynamic layer for Vlns in Oct legato ensemble Additional dynamic layer for Hn Vln Vla in unis legato ensemble (using Hn Tbn forte layer) New Horns with Trombones Instrument with “cliffhanger clusters” and DXF octaves 10 New Multis
NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS Completely rewritten script for all instruments offering improved stability and speed Ability to control Release Trail volume per keyswitch Ability to control Release Trail length per keyswitch Ability to control overlap time and curve for Legatos Ability to enable/disable lowpass filter for soft Legato dynamics Ability to reset/bypass round robin cycle with default piano key A6 (shown in yellow on keyboard) Release Trail memory for Legatos (reverb trails won’t cut off when playing faster notes) Only relevant controls for selected keyswitch are displayed Active keyswitch shown in green on Kontakt on-screen keyboard Keyboard coloring for Multis (showing you where instrument ranges start and stop) More consistent keyswitch start position (C6 for almost all instruments) Improved instrument and keyswitch naming, grouping and order Better on-screen explanatory texts for selected keyswitch More control over DSP effects from interface (each effect can now be controlled individually) All Legatos now controlled by modwheel (instead of velocity) Interface now shows library version number for user reference Updated interface graphics
INSTRUMENT-SPECIFIC Symphobian Drums, bonus bass drum and snare drum samples added to Full Orchestrator Full Orchestrator range has been extended Ranges of various Legato Ensembles have been slightly extended Other various instrument-specific improvements
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