Orchestral Essentials 2

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Expand your Orchestral Essentials experience with brand-new selections from the acclaimed ProjectSAM product catalog.

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Description

The Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion and Keys categories capture the imagination and sound the business.

- MusicRadar

The follow-up to the much loved original… Orchestral Essentials 2!

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.

The Mixed Orchestra section in Orchestral Essentials 2 offers you beautiful, live recordings of different orchestral sections playing together, such as full orchestra recorded with choir and strings recorded with brass.

The individual Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion sections deliver new articulations and sounds including lush string sordinos and flageolets, a massive, 8-player French Horn section, new, powerful drum sounds and chilling bowed cymbal scrapes. The Keyboards include a soft, delicate grand piano, box organ and cimbalom.

Orchestral Essentials 2 adds 5 beautiful legato instruments: solo trumpet, solo flute, solo oboe, cellos performing with bassoon and bass clarinet performing with contra bassoon. For these instruments legato transitions were recorded for all note intervals up to an octave up and down.

All instruments have been re-designed to fit the Orchestral Essentials concept, providing out-of-the-box playability and a cinematic sound that is impossible to beat at this price point. Orchestral Essentials 2 is a must-have addition for owners of the first volume, but is a powerful stand-alone volume too, especially for composers who already have their orchestral basics covered.

If you don’t own Orchestral Essentials 1 yet, go for the Orchestral Essentials Packand get up to scoring speed with the killer cinematic orchestral package.

Orchestral Essentials 2 has now been updated to version 1.2, adding new samples, Multis and features, as well as Native Kontrol Support. Scroll down for more details!

Key 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 not required: works stand-alone
  • Available as Direct Download and on boxed USB stick

Orchestral Essentials 2 vs Orchestral Essentials 1

Orchestral Essentials 1 and Orchestral Essentials 2 are two unique libraries. One does not replace the other, they complement each other. If you own Orchestral Essentials 1, then Orchestral Essentials 2 will offer you 100% new sounds. It will expand your template by adding additional articulations to existing instruments as well as new instruments and ensembles altogether.

Orchestral Essentials 2 vs Symphobia

The sounds in Orchestral Essentials 2 were selected from other libraries in our catalog, including the Symphobia series. Each program was streamlined and tweaked to fit into the Orchestral Essentials series concept. If you already own a Symphobia volume, please take a look at this document to see what Orchestral Essentials 2 will add to your template. All instruments in Orchestral Essentials 2 are available in 1 microphone set (close or stage, depending on the instrument). In the original libraries, these instruments are available in multiple microphone sets, a more in-depth interface and, in most cases, more articulations.

Videos & Demos

Tutorial

Tutorial

Sequencer Playback Video

Instruments

Mixed Orchestra

  • Orchestra with Choir
  • High Violins with Choir
  • Low Bassoon with Piano and Harp
  • Cartoon Staccato
  • Strings with Winds Staccato
  • Strings with Brass Swells
  • Legato Cellos with Bassoon
  • Texture Gracious
  • Texture Dreamy
Strings
  • String Ensemble Sordino
  • Violins Spiccato and Fast Note Down
  • Violins Flageolet
  • Violas with Cellos Ponticello Tremolo
  • String Ensemble Fast Crescendo
  • String Ensemble Textures
  • String Ensemble Effects
Brass
  • Epic French Horns
  • Horns with Trombones Octaves
  • Tuba Long
  • Tuba Staccato
  • Legato Trumpet
  • Brass Ensemble Effects
Woodwinds
  • Legato Flute
  • Legato Oboe
  • Legato B Clar with C Bassoon
  • Flute with Piccolo Octaves
  • Recorder
  • Woodwind Ensemble Effects
Percussion
  • Big Drums & Cymbals
  • Timpani Rolls
  • Vibraphone
  • Bowed Cymbals
  • Bell tree
Keyboards & Harp
  • Intimate Piano
  • Box Organ
  • Cimbalom Let Ring
  • Cimbalom Short
  • Prepared Piano
  • Concert Harp Flageolet
Choir
  • Full Choir Long Ooh
  • Full Choir Swells Mmm
  • Full Choir Textures
Dystopia Sound Design
  • Various Sounds and Presets
Bonus
  • Orchestra Tuning & Concert Hall Silence

Additional information

  • All Mixed Orchestra patches are actual recordings of the listed sections performing together in the concert hall. No post-recording layering was used
  • All sounds are offered in 1 microphone set

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Testimonials

The Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion and Keys categories capture the imagination and sound the business.

- MusicRadar

I've used ProjectSAM products for years and they are often an integral part of the demo phase of many projects I do.

- Johan Johannsson

Wow. For years I have been looking for something like Orchestral Essentials. I used to layer loads of orchestral sounds to get something slightly big. With OE the sound just enormous from the get-go.

- Joker

Library specs

Recording location Concert hall
Mic positions 1
Audio pool size 22 GB (11 GB on disk)
Audio format 44.1 kHz 24 bit
Current library version 1.2
Kontakt Player license Yes
NKS support Yes
Copy protection Serial number activation

System requirements

Kontakt version 5.5.2 or higher
Mac macOS 10.9 or higher
Windows Windows 7 or higher
Minimum CPU i5 (i7 recommended)
Minimum RAM 6 GB
Supported plug-in interfaces Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
Internet connection Required for activation

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