Scoring Tutorials

Watch our Scoring Tutorials and see how we use ProjectSAM libraries in specific genres and styles. For a selection of tutorials, you can also download the original project files, so that you can load them up in your own DAW.

Creating a hybrid score by manipulating orchestral samples

Follow along as we create a hybrid score by using orchestral instruments and manipulating their sounds. The entire composition is based around 3 simple motives.
Only instruments from Orchestral Essentials 1 and Symphobia 4: Pandora were used to create this track.


Creating an Adventurous Track using Pandora Core & OE

Watch us create an energetic, adventurous orchestral track using:

Symphobia 4: Pandora Core
Orchestral Essentials 1
Orchestral Essentials 2


Creating Sci-Fi Trailer Music with The Free Orchestra

Watch us re-create the trailer music for the 2020 re-release of The Free Orchestra, now compatible with the free NI Kontakt Player, using only – you guessed it – instruments from The Free Orchestra!

Explore all the details by downloading the original Cubase project or General MIDI file on this page.


Using S4Pandora to add power & finesse

Watch us use the latest volume in the Symphobia Series, S4Pandora, to add power & finesse to an existing, eerie orchestral arrangement created with a variety of our other libraries.


Creating a Sense of Discovery using Orchestral Essentials

Watch us create an orchestral track that evokes a sense of discovery and wonder using Orchestral Essentials 1, Orchestral Essentials 2 and The Free Orchestra.


Creating an Animation Style Bigband Score

How to create an animation-style bigband film score using ProjectSAM’s Swing! and Swing More! sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt. Sequenced in Cubase.


Using Swing More!, Swing!

Using Cinematic Effects in a Wild Chase Sequence

Level: intermediate

How to use our cinematic, orchestral effects in a typical wild chase sequence track using various of our orchestral libraries, including sounds from The Free Orchestra series.



Creating a Family Adventure Score

Level: intermediate

How to create a typical family adventure score using ProjectSAM’s Symphobia, Orchestral Essentials and True Strike libraries in Cubase.


Using Symphobia 1, Symphobia 2, Symphobia 3: Lumina, Orchestral Essentials 1, Orchestral Essentials 2, True Strike 1

Creating a Late Night Show Theme

Level: advanced

Watch us create a fully sequenced late night show theme with both big band and orchestral elements track-by-track using ProjectSAM’s Swing!, Swing More!, Symphobia 1, Symphobia 2, True Strike 1 and Orchestral Brass Classic libraries. (more…)

Using Swing More!, Swing!, Symphobia 1, Symphobia 2, True Strike 1, Orchestral Brass Classic

Creating a Rhythmic Trailer Cue

Level: intermediate

Watch us create a rhythm-driven trailer cue with symphonic and crossover elements track-by-track in about 8 minutes using ProjectSAM’s Orchestral Essentials 1, Orchestral Essentials 2, Swing! and Swing More! sample libraries. (more…)

Using Orchestral Essentials 1, Orchestral Essentials 2, Swing!, Swing More!

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