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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Sep-15 > PROJECTSAM Swing!


Looking for a light-hearted, jazzy approach to film scoring? You’ll find it in this new library. Keith Gemmell gets into his swing…

Mention the term ‘cinematic sampling’ to most musicians and blockbuster trailer music or scores such as the Batman series spring to mind. What about the gentler styles of music, though, required for many other score types, such as dramas, comedies, nostalgia, film noir or children’s films – not to mention music for games? These genres are often neglected by sample library developers. ProjectSAM, an innovator of ensemble-style cinematic sampling, has produced its fair share of the heavy stuff in the past, but has redressed the balance with this latest offering, Swing! – a jazzy film scoring library. It runs in Kontakt 5.4.2 and up and the free Kontakt Player.

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