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