Symphonic Shadows is a library born in the shades of nightfall. A dark orchestral library containing over 7.000 unique aleatoric effect samples.
The library comes with three distinct orchestral sections. First, the burning tones of a 40-piece String Orchestra (12, 10, 8, 6, 4) and then an isolated 10-Piece Low String Section with 6 Cellos and 4 Basses. Next, the piercing sound of an 11-piece Brass Ensemble with 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones and 2 Bass Trombones. Last, a sonic hurricane in the Woodwind Ensemble containing 1 Piccolo Flute, 2 Flutes, 1 Alto Flute, 2 Clarinets and 2 Bassoons.
Symphonic Shadows follows the aleatoric tradition we established with our CAGE (Concert Aleatoric Group Effects) library. The two can walk side by side. However, Shadows is more than just orchestral samples. It balances the twilight zone between conventional sampling and musical sound design. All the content was designed around our custom user-interface – allowing for fast, intuitive and powerful sound design.
Symphonic Shadows was originally designed and recorded by 8Dio producer, Olaijde Paris (Scream Series) and later refined into one single library by the 8Dio team and Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann.
The majority of the library comes with 3 microphone positions (Room, Spot 1 and Spot 2). Everything is designed around playability and ease-of-use. All articulations and playing styles are easily accessible from our built-in browser system and just a single click away.
We’ve also included a new dual-layered FX system. The first of which is our front-face FX system that gives you control over a trance gate, filters, pitch, delay, compression and our new textural convolution delay. The new textural convolution allows you to take dozens of new convolutions and use them as delay components. We have also included our new Chaos FX engine, which gives you control over things such as EQ, Phasing, distortion, stereo delay and an additional convolution reverb.