There’s nothing artificial about Sample Logic’s new Symphonic AI orchestral and synthesis plugin instrument

Sample Logic has announced its latest Kontakt-based instrument, called Symphonic AI, but we’re not talking about artificial intelligence here - it’s all about animated intelligence.

So what is animated intelligence we hear you cry? Symphonic AI is the combination of a symphonic orchestra, courtesy of 13 GB of samples powered Red Room Audio, with wavetable synthesis that results in an intelligent performance engine based around motion.

Included in the sampled content are male and female choir sections, piano, mallet instruments, extended techniques and effects alongside orchestral solo and ensemble samples of woodwinds, brass and strings.

The samples are then combined with wavetables to form an organic, yet electronic soundscape that can be controlled by an automatable XY mixer, tempo-synced effects animators, LFOs and sequencing arpeggiator.

There’s plenty of control on offer, affording you the ability to dive deep into the instrument, but if you’re stuck and need a quick start, Symphonic AI also features an intelligent randomizer function that will generate new sonic combinations at the click of a button, drawing on over a dozen randomisation filters within the interface.

Symphonic AI runs standalone, as a VST/AAX/AU plugin on both Mac and PC, requiring a full version of Kontakt, version 5.8.1 or higher and is available now at the reduced price of $249.99 (normally $499.99). Check out the Sample Logic website for more info.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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