Symphonic Shadows is a library born in the shadows of nightfall. A dark orchestral library containing over 7,000 unique aleatoric effect samples.
The library comes with three distinct orchestral sections. First, the fiery tones of a 40-piece String Orchestra (12, 10, 8, 6, 4), and then an isolated 10-Piece Low String Section with six Cellos and 4 Basses. Next, the piercing sound of an 11-piece Brass Ensemble with four Horns, two Trumpets, three Trombones and two Bass Trombones. Last, but by no means least, a sonic hurricane in the woodwind ensemble containing one piccolo flute, one alto flute, and two flutes. As well, two clarinets and two bassoons.
Symphonic Shadows follows the aleatoric tradition we established with our CAGE (Concert Aleatoric Group Effects) library. The two can cruise 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 initially 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 three microphone positions: Room, Spot 1 and Spot 2, all designed for 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 system, which 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 further impulses 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 impulse reverb.