Symphobia 2

Massive amounts of fresh and inspiring symphonic effects, all-new orchestral articulations and real legato ensembles.

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- Sound on Sound

Discover the fully updated 1.6 Editions of the orchestral library series that forever changed the film scoring game: The Symphobia Series.

Symphobia 2 is the acclaimed sequel to the original Symphobia. All-new orchestral effects, 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.

Symphobia 2 does not include Symphobia 1. Both libraries are unique products with exclusive content.

Expanding the Symphobia concept

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. If you liked the effects in the original Symphobia, you are going to love the ones in Symphobia 2! Having covered the basics, we could explore the world of orchestral effects further and look for interesting new sounds and more specific techniques. Symphobia 2 also offers 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.

Key features

  • Real tutti recordings of symphonic ensembles
  • Industry-first orchestrated legato ensembles with real legato transitions
  • Extensive, multi-articulation patches
  • New and inspiring symphonic effects
  • 27 GB library in Kontakt’s compressed sample format (54 GB uncompressed)
  • 44.1 24 bit audio format
  • Genuine concert hall recordings
  • Real-time mixing of close & stage mics
  • Kontakt Player 5 license included
  • Native Kontrol Standard support

1.6 Edition

The 1.6 Edition of Symphobia 2, released around Christmas 2017, offers a hair-raising set of brand-new string section effects, dubbed the Ghostly Strings. Killer Bees, Undead Trills and Creepy Bending give you an idea of some of the sounds you will encounter. Many of the effects are available in multiple, mod-wheel controlled dynamics, as well as different articulations. 1.6 also adds over 16 new features, including improved control over articulation switching, articulation locking and round robin. Last but not least, you will find numerous new and inspiring Multis to experiment with. As always, this 3 GB* update is 100% free for all existing Symphobia 2 users!

* Uncompressed audio

Videos & Demos

Teaser Video


Music Demo Sequencer Playback


Full Orchestrator

Powerful articulations by full, pre-seated orchestra

Strings with Woodwinds

Subtle strings with winds recorded together

Long Textures and Effects

  • Dark Textures
  • Rhythmic Textures
  • High Textures
  • Tonal Textures
  • Tutti Clusters

Short Hits and Rips

Orchestral hits, stabs, rips & swirls

Symphobian Stacks

Stacked, premixed orchestral effects

Dreamy Textures & Phrases

Tutti Chords

Individual sections

  • Ghostly String Effects NEW IN 1.6!
  • String Ensemble Extensions articulations
  • String Ensemble Effects
  • Violins with Violas articulations
  • Violoncelli articulations
  • Music String Phrases
  • Eight Player Horn Ensemble articulations
  • Horns with Trombones
  • Trumpet Octaves articulations
  • Flute with Piccolo articulations

Legato ensembles

  • Bass Clarinet & Contra Bassoon in Octaves
  • Bassoon & Celli in Unison
  • Flutes & Clarinet in Unison
  • Flutes & Violins in Unison
  • Horns & Trombones in Unison
  • Horns & Violins & Violas in Unison
  • Celli & Doublebasses in Unison
  • Violins in Octaves

Legato solo instruments

  • Solo Flute
  • Solo Horn
  • Solo Low Whistle (in D scale)
  • Solo Uilleann Pipes (in D scale)

Dystopia sound design

Processed and mangled sounds taken from the Symphobia 2 recordings

Trio Ensemble Chords

  • Brass trio chords in maj, min & dim
  • String trio chords in maj, min & dim
  • Wind trio chords in maj, min & dim


  • Orchestra Tuning
  • Concert Hall Noise


28 inspiring Multis

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All in all, this library set the standard that inspired the imitations which came after it, and it still manages to outweigh them in one way or another, which is a genuine feat to behold. Symphobia 2 is inspiring, magical and somehow manages to work with the composer. It really is a monument to sampling.

- StrongMocha

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- Sound on Sound

Very few libraries fuel inspiration right out of the box like this one.

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Library specs

Recording location Concert hall
Mic positions 2
Audio pool size 54 GB (27 GB on disk)
Audio format 44.1 kHz 24 bit
Current library version 1.6
Kontakt Player license Yes
NKS support Yes
Copy protection Serial number activation

System requirements

Kontakt version 5.8 or higher
Mac macOS 10.11 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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