Symphobia 3: Lumina

Featuring full orchestra, choir, smaller ensembles and a wide range of guest instruments, Symphobia 3: Lumina dives into the world of fantasy, mystery and fairy tales.

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Playing Lumina is wanting to write a new theme for every scene! It's inspiring, well put together and a great inspiration for any composer. And it's Dutch!

- Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass, JXL)

Discover the fully updated 1.6 Editions of the orchestral library series that forever changed the film scoring game: The Symphobia Series. With Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2, ProjectSAM explored the heavier side of orchestra to help you thrill directors and audiences around the world.

Now, a new story unfolds…

Featuring full orchestra, choir, smaller ensembles and a wide range of guest instruments, Symphobia 3: Lumina dives into the world of fantasy, mystery and animation, adding depth and delicacy to your musical palette. Based on more recordings than ever before, this third volume in the Symphobia series is ProjectSAM’s most ambitious release yet.

ProjectSAM is well-known for its ensemble recording concept, and Lumina 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 the library’s samples.

Lumina is a journey of inspiration… as for each note you play, three more will spring to mind.


Multis are a much cherished feature of the Symphobia series. Symphobia 3: Lumina builds on this concept by combining ensembles and instruments into thematic ‘Stories’.

Using clever keyboard mapping and controller assignments, Stories give you numerous musical features on one keyboard − all within a single Kontakt track. In this way, the library’s ensembles, solo instruments and textures all take part in a bigger Story.

Elements within a Story can be individually purged from RAM, or instantly muted using assigned mute keys. Also, the Elements tab allows you to tweak each element separately.

Stories are great sources of inspiration, and useful starting points for a new track or arrangement. Because of the many different musical elements and well-thoughout controllers, they work great for live situations too, such as a theater show or songwriter performance.

Section splits for textures

We booked new recording sessions to record individual sections for the library’s textures, worth 7 GB* of new samples. In SYMPHOBIA 3: LUMINA 1.1, the majority of orchestral textures now offer the ability to perform the following sections individually: strings, choir, woodwinds, piano/harp/percussion. The exact sections available differ per texture instrument.

Key features

  • Aimed at fantasy, mystery & animation
  • Designed for film, TV & video game scoring
  • Inspiring “Stories” combo instruments
  • Ensemble recordings (featuring full orchestra & choir)
  • Chamber ensembles (including solo strings & soprano choir)
  • Legato instruments (including soprano voice)
  • Guest instruments (including celtic harp & double bass)
  • Genuine concert hall recordings
  • Real-time mixing of direct, ambient & wide mics
  • Split sections for selected textures (1.1 update)
  • 42 GB library in Kontakt’s compressed sample format (81 GB uncompressed)
  • Kontakt Player 5 license included

1.6 Edition

The 1.6 Edition of Symphobia 3: Lumina offers over 16 new features, including improved control over articulation locking, legato performance, round robin and mic output routing. As always, this update is 100% free for all existing Lumina users!

Videos & Demos

Trailer Video


Music Demo Sequencer Playback


Lumina’s take on Multis, combining different instruments into one, playable patch

  • Fantasy – Fairy Dust
  • Fantasy – Majestic
  • Fantasy – New Seoul
  • Fantasy – Round Table
  • Fantasy – Shimmering
  • Fantasy – The Choir
  • Fantasy – The Vision
  • Fantasy – Tin Land
  • Fantasy – Witch’s Cottage
  • Mystery – Crescent Moon
  • Mystery – Freaky Fair
  • Mystery – Hold Your Breath
  • Mystery – Into Darkness
  • Mystery – Smoking Gun
  • Mystery – Trail Through The Woods
  • Cartoon – Mr Evil
  • Cartoon – Stay In Sync
  • Cartoon – Tiptoe
  • Cartoon – Trolling

Lumina textures
Beautifully orchestrated textures and phrases, many offering split recordings per section

  • Fantasy – Long – Elven Harmonies
  • Fantasy – Long – Graciousness
  • Fantasy – Long – Mindfulness
  • Fantasy – Long – Sirens
  • Fantasy – Long – Storyteller
  • Fantasy – Long – Waterfall
  • Fantasy – Short – Pentatonic Colours
  • Fantasy – Short – Sirens
  • Fantasy – Short – Whirlwinds
  • Mystery – Effect – Clusters
  • Mystery – Effect – Risers
  • Mystery – Long – Eyes In The Dark
  • Mystery – Long – Fog over the Lake
  • Mystery – Long – Master of Suspense
  • Mystery – Long – Unveiled Mysteries
  • Mystery – Short – Cliffhangers
  • Cartoon – Effect – Doublebass Glisses
  • Cartoon – Effect – Orchestral Falls
  • Cartoon – Short – Flea Circus
  • Cartoon – Short – Tonal Phrases 1
  • Cartoon – Short – Tonal Phrases 2
  • Elven Choir – Textures
  • Lumina Choir – Glissando
  • Lumina Choir – Vibrato Effects
  • Miscellaneous Textures
  • Piano Harp Phrases
  • Recorder Effects
  • Tin Whistle Phrases in Keys
  • Tin Whistle Various Phrases

Playable ensembles

  • Full Orchestra & Full Choir
  • Small Orchestra & Full Choir
  • Small Orchestra & Sopranos
  • Small Orchestra, various articulations
  • Lumina Choir (large choir)
  • Elven Voices (small choir)
  • Cartoon Ensemble (subtle winds with piano & harp)
  • Piano with harp & vibraphone
  • Piano with double bass (low range)
  • Solo string ensemble

Playable solo instruments

  • Celtic harp
  • Double bass
  • New percussion
  • New celesta
  • Bell tower

Legato instruments

  • Soprano voice
  • Alto flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet in B-flat
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet in B-flat
  • Tin whistle
  • Tenor recorder
  • Alto recorder
  • Soprano recorder

Dystopia sound design

Beautiful sound design based on Lumina’s audio pool

Tempo sync trio ensemble phrases

  • Flute + oboe + clarinet legato arpeggio patterns
  • Flute + oboe + clarinet staccato arpeggio patterns
  • Violin 1 + violin 2 + viola repetition patterns
  • Violin 1 + violin 2 + viola arpeggio phrases
  • Violin 1 + violin 2 + viola staccato patterns
  • Violin 1 + violin 2 + viola legato phrases
  • Trumpet + horn + trombone chord phrases
  • Trumpet + horn + trombone staccato patterns

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It's hard to think of a more inspiring tool for kick-starting an orchestral composition.

- Music Tech Magazine

Playing Lumina is wanting to write a new theme for every scene! It's inspiring, well put together and a great inspiration for any composer. And it's Dutch!

- Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass, JXL)

This is amazing. It's a super different, unique and, most importantly, inspiring addition to my orchestral library. It's the most fun thing to play for scoring I've come across.

- BT

Library specs

Recording location Concert hall
Mic positions 3
Audio pool size 86 GB (43 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 5.6.8 or higher
Mac macOS 10.10 or higher
Windows Windows 7 or higher
Minimum CPU i5 (i7 recommended)
Minimum RAM 6 GB (12 GB recommended)
Supported plug-in interfaces Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
Internet connection Required for activation

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