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Orchestral Essentials 2

Orchestral Essentials 2

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€ 355,-
$ 324.33
£ 315.94
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The follow-up to the much loved original: Orchestral Essentials 2!

The Orchestral Essentials series captures the essence of the ProjectSAM experience: an inspiring collection of sounds taken from their extensive, cinematic product catalog. This volume expands your Orchestral Essentials template with brand-new selections from the ProjectSAM catalog, including the Symphobia series, the True Strike series and their other libraries, all re-designed and streamlined to fit the Orchestral Essentials concept.

Essentials Screen 1

The Mixed Orchestra section in Orchestral Essentials 2 offers you beautiful, live recordings of different orchestral sections playing together, such as full orchestra recorded with choir and strings recorded with brass.

The individual Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion sections deliver new articulations and sounds including lush string sordinos and flageolets, a massive, 8-player French Horn section, new, powerful drum sounds and chilling bowed cymbal scrapes. New Keyboards include a soft, delicate grand piano, box organ and cimbalom.

Orchestral Essentials 2 adds 5 new legato instruments: solo trumpet, solo flute, solo oboe, cellos performing with bassoon and bass clarinet performing with contra bassoon. For these instruments legato transitions were recorded for all note intervals up to an octave up and down.

Essentials Screen 2

All instruments have been re-designed to fit the Orchestral Essentials concept, providing out-of-the-box playability and a cinematic sound that is impossible to beat at this price point. Orchestral Essentials 2 is a must-have addition for owners of the first volume, but is a powerful stand-alone volume too, especially for composers who already have their orchestral basics covered.

If you don't own the first Orchestral Essentials yet, go for the Orchestral Essentials Pack and get up to scoring speed with an 19 GB killer package of cinematic sounds.


  • Beautifully orchestrated full orchestra articulations
  • New strings, brass and wind ensemble articulations
  • 5 New legato instruments featuring real note-to-note transitions
  • Full choir articulations
  • New epic drum sounds and other percussion
  • Intimate concert piano
  • New Dystopia sound design
  • Inspiring and thematic Multis
  • 18 GB original sample data based on Kontakt 5.4.1
  • 9,5 GB download/disk size using Kontakt lossless compression
  • Does not include Orchestral Essentials 1 content: all-new sounds
  • Orchestral Essentials 1 license is not required: works stand-alone


Orchestral Essentials 2 now comes in version 1.1, adding 1.3 GB of new content to an already acclaimed library. New in 1.1:

3 Violins + 3 Violas ensemble
      - Long notes
      - Marcato
      - Staccato
      - Staccatissimo
      - Pizzicato
4 New Multis using the new ensemble
Various programming improvements

The new ensemble is awesome on its own, and great to layer with Orchestral Essentials 2's large string section as well.



Orchestral Essentials 1 and Orchestral Essentials 2 are two unique libraries. One does not replace the other, they complement each other. If you own Orchestral Essentials 1, then Orchestral Essentials 2 will offer you 100% new sounds. It will expand your template by adding additional articulations to existing instruments as well as new instruments and ensembles altogether.


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So whats the bottom line?

If you need an all around orchestral library, its hard to go wrong with the Orchestral Essential series.

Anyone thats heard the demos of Symphobia, True Strike, Lumina, and others, knows what the ProjectSAM sound is all about.

And while the larger libraries may be out of reach for some budgets, the Orchestral Essential series brings that quality and creative toolset within the reach of many.

What I like about it, is that its not just based on one product, like a scaled down Symphobia 2 or a “mini Lumina”, it grabs from all of their great libraries and retools them for the Orchestral Essentials concept.

[4andhalfsubs] Overall I give Orchestral Essentials 2 a 4.5 out of 5 subs, it sounds great, is easy to use, and has an interface that allows you to quickly tailor it to your own tastes. 

fuill OE2 review at soundsangear


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Great Product. Will use it in my daily production now.

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5.0 of 5

Once again, Project SAM releases a highly playable, useful and musical instrument. The sounds are clean, excellently mixed, and play well with other Project SAM libraries. Highly recommend.

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

I use the product for my compositions that move from ambient to classic and cinematic. I hope to buy the OE first item that came before that one asap. I suggest this lovely product by ProjectSAM to all the people who need a very great deep sampling orchestra stuff to rich their works.

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requirements Requirements

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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

You want more?
This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrades of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments (€ 249 instead of 399)

Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 oder 10.11 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Kontakt Player legacy downloads - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Orchestral Essentials 2

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).





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