Symphonic Shadows

Symphonic Shadows

$198
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 7,141 Samples
  • 11.9GB HDD (compressed to 4.2GB)
  • 3 Advanced Mic Positions (Mixed, Spot 1 & Spot 2)
  • 3 Separate Sections (Strings, Brass & Woodwinds)
  • Custom Browser w/ Built-In Articulation Matrix
  • Custom User-Interface w/ Built-In FX and Sequencers
  • Custom Convolution, Microphones, EQ and Chaos FX
  • 63 Presets, including DFD and Time Machine Patches
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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Symphonic Shadows 


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 orchestral sections. First, the fiery tones of a 40-piece String Orchestra (12, 10, 8, 6, 4), with an isolated 10-Piece Low String Section (6 Cellos and 4 Basses). Next, the piercing sound of an 11-piece Brass Ensemble (4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones and 2 Bass Trombones). Last, but by no means least, a sonic hurricane in the woodwind ensemble containing a piccolo flute, alto flute, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, and 2 bassoons. 

Symphonic Shadows follows the aleatoric tradition we established with our CAGE (Concert Aleatoric Group Effects) libraries. The two can cruise side by side. However, Shadows is more than just orchestral samples. It lives in 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. 

The majority of the library comes with three microphone positions: Room, Spot 1, and Spot 2. 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. 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. 

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Strings, Brass, and Woodwinds

Symphonic Shadows contains over 7,100 aleatoric FX samples spread out over string, brass, and woodwind ensembles. The effects have a wild, gritty, and organic quality and are designed to sit well with any orchestral library. The patch banks come in many descriptive categories, such as agitated, bends, bursts, clusters, dystopic, erratic, evolving, fierce, frantic, fury, kinetic, mayhem, panic, pulse, savage, scatter, and shocked, to name a few.

User Interface

Symphonic Shadows comes with a custom, built-in browser, offering you access to any articulation with a single click. All string, brass, and woodwind patches in this collection are created this way. We want to shorten the distance between your thought and your creation.

New Front-Faced FX and Chaos FX

Symphonic Shadows contains two parallel FX systems. The first one is our new front-faced FX, which allows you to control the most fundamental effects from the front panel (dynamics, filters, pitch, delay, crusher, and our new textural delay). You can also go deeper with our new Chaos FX system.

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

String effects:  

Ensemble String Short Note Effect Banks: 

  • Cuts 1 
  • Cuts 2 
  • Cuts 3 
  • Filthy 1 
  • Filthy 2 
  • Filthy 3 
  • Filthy 4 
  • Psycho 1 
  • Psycho 2 
  • Rips 1 
  • Rips 2 
  • Rips 3 
  • Rips 4 
  • Rips 5 
  • Rips 6 
  • Rips 7 
  • Savage 1 
  • Savage 2 
  • Savage 3 
  • Savage 4 
  • Shrieks 1 
  • Shrieks 2 
  • Squeal 
     

Ensemble String Long Note Effect Banks: 

  • Damage 
  • Devolve 
  • Freaky 
  • Hades 1 
  • Hades 2 
  • Havoc 
  • Hellish 1 
  • Hellish 2 
  • Shocked 
  • Tragic 
  • Trills 
  • Twisted 1 
  • Twisted 2 
  • Twisted 3 
     

Ensemble String Risers Effect Banks: 

  • Creepy 1 
  • Creepy 2 
  • Darkness 
  • Rage 1 
  • Rage 2 
  • Rage 3 
  • Rage 4 
  • Rise 
  • Savage 
  • Shorty 
  • Softy 
  • Wicked 1 
  • Wicked 2 
     

Ensemble String Downer Effect Banks: 

  • Falling 1 
  • Falling 2 
  • Havoc 
  • Hell Falls 1 
  • Hell Falls 2 
  • Hell Falls 3 
  • Psycho 
  • Spooky 
  • Vicious 
  • Wicked 1 
  • Wicked 2 
     

Ensemble String Short Note Perc Effect Banks: 

  • Pizzicato 
  • Col Legno 
  • Bartok 
  • Bart 
  • Clique 1 
  • Clique 2 
  • New Wave 
  • Plucky 
  • Rubber 
  • Spring 
  • Trance 1 
  • Trance 2 
  • Trance 3 
  • Zap 
     

Ensemble String Bonus Effect Banks: 

  • Sustains (Octaves) 
  • Tremolo (Octaves) 

Brass effects:  

Ensemble Brass Short Note Effect Banks: 

  • Pierce 1 
  • Piece 2 
  • Growling 
  • Soft Rips 
  • Tickle 1 
  • Tickle 2 
     

Ensemble Brass Long Note Effect Banks: 

  • Chaotica 1 
  • Chaotica 2 
  • Chatter 1 
  • Chatter 2 
  • Dystopia 1 
  • Dystopia 2 
  • Pulsing 
  • Growling 
  • Scattered 
     

Ensemble Brass Risers Effect Banks: 

  • Dystopic 
  • Erratic 
  • Evolving 
  • Pierce 1 
  • Pierce 2 
  • Growling 1 
  • Growling 2 
  • Kinetic 
  • Pulse 
  • Rise 
  • Savage 1 
  • Savage 2 
  • Scatter 1 
  • Scatter 2 
  • Shock 1 
  • Shock 2 

Woodwind effects:  

Ensemble Woodwinds Short Note Effect Banks: 

  • Animated 1 
  • Animated 2 
  • Frantic 
  • Furioso 1 
  • Furioso 2 
  • Bouncing 
     

Ensemble Woodwinds Long Note Effect Banks: 

  • Agitated 
  • Bends High 
  • Bends Low 
  • Bursts 
  • Clusters 
  • Dancing 
  • Franctic 
  • Goblins 1 
  • Goblins 2 
  • Hells Fury 
  • Mayhem 
  • Panic 
  • Rolling 
  • Tension 1 
  • Tension 2 
  • Whirling 
  • Whistler 1 
  • Whistler 2 

Presets:  

Core DFD Presets: 

  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Long 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Short 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Risers 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Downers 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Bonus Longs 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Perc Synth 
  • Symphonic Brass Strings Long 
  • Symphonic Brass Strings Short 
  • Symphonic Brass Strings Risers 
  • Symphonic Shadows Woodwinds Short 
  • Symphonic Shadows Woodwind Longs 
     

Core Time-Machine Tempo-Synced Presets: 

  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Long 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Short 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Risers 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Downers 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Bonus Longs 
  • Symphonic Shadows Strings Perc Synth 
  • Symphonic Brass Strings Long 
  • Symphonic Brass Strings Short 
  • Symphonic Brass Strings Risers 
  • Symphonic Shadows Woodwinds Short 
  • Symphonic Shadows Woodwind Longs 
     

Sound Design Strings Presets: 

  • Cycling 
  • Dream Pad 
  • Gated Pad 
  • Gated String Riser 
  • It Follows 
  • Lost Souls 
  • Pulsar 
  • Rise 
  • Sci-Fi Riser 
  • Shock 
  • Trance Gate 
  • Underworld 
     

Sound Design Plucked Presets: 

  • Dance Hall 
  • Hustle 
  • Kalimba 
  • Play Lower Octaves 
  • Power Stack 1 
  • Power Stack 2 
  • Stacked Delays 
  • Steel Drum 
  • Trance Seq 
     

Sound Design Brass Presets: 

  • Afterlife 
  • Alien Radio 
  • Close Encounters 
  • Death Wish 
  • Digirips 
  • Godzilla 1 
  • Godzilla 2 
  • Hall of Madness 
  • Hells Bellows 
  • Low and Eerie 
  • Ripper 
  • Scanner 
  • Sizzler 
     

Sound Design Woodwind Presets: 

  • Abstract 
  • Animated 
  • DEvolved 
  • Kaleidioscope 
  • Liftoff 
  • Out of This World 
  • Shrieks 
  • Twisted 

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player 
  • 4.2GB of harddrive space 
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram 
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram