Secrets Of The Forest



Complete project file using only Orchestral Essentials 1 & 2 by Project SAM, and stock plugins. Available for Cubase and Logic Pro X

Composed by Black Coyote

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Project File


Orchestral Essentials 1 & Orchestral Essentials 2 by Project SAM could be thought of as the “light versions” of their flagship Symphobia series, but as composer Black Coyote demonstrates, these libraries are perfectly capable of producing heavy-hitting music and a blockbuster sound, all by themselves!

Secrets of the Forest is an epic, cinematic orchestral piece with a curious spirit and an appetite for adventure! There are no 3rd-party plugins used, and the project is available for both Cubase Artist (or higher) and Logic Pro X.

Audio preview exported from Cubase project

This video was created for the original release version, not for the updated “v2” project currently available.

Updated to work with Orchestral Essentials 2.0

The Project File

All of the MIDI and CC data used to sculpt the final performance

Printed audio STEMS for each section of the orchestra, allowing you to hear and isolate parts without even loading the samples. 

Track layout, signal flow, and routing optimized for simplicity and light resource usage

Plugins & Production

See how the final mix was shaped using only stock plugins and channel settings.

Bypass plugins to hear the before and after to fully understand the importance of production techniques, even the subtle ones.

Use the raw STEMS to try your hand at mastering and processing the mix bus

Black Coyote



  • A project file pre-loaded for Orchestral Essentials 1 & 2 (v2)
  • “DISABLED” project file with all instrument tracks disabled and samples unloaded, for a minimal resource footprint, and maximum compatibility.
    • Audio STEMS are included so you can still playback the project and hear it without loading the samples.
  • A PDF Quickstart Guide
  • A folder of Kontakt presets for each instrument used in the project

Instant download available after purchase


  • Steinberg Cubase (requires 10 Artist or higher), or Logic Pro X
  • Orchestral Essentials 1 v2.0, Orchestral Essentials 2 v2.0
  • Kontakt Player 6.7.1 or above (Free version)


  • 16GB RAM for the Full Project / 4GB RAM for the Lite Project
  • Intel i5 2.7GHz quad-core or equivalent


I don't have the sample libraries listed. Can I still use the project file?

Yes. You can load the “DISABLED” project and work with the audio stems that cover all of the used sample libraries, or you can replace the sample libraries used with your own. Note that it will not sound the same as the full mix provided.

I don't use Cubase or Logic. Do you offer a MIDI-only option?

Not at this time, sorry!

Is the Logic project identical to the Cubase project?

In short, no. Due to the differences in stock plugins, there will inevitably be subtle differences in the way the sounds have been processed, but we try to match each DAW variant as closely as possible.

Does this work with the older Orchestral Essentials version?

No. The current version of this project will only work with the 2.0 update ProjectSAM released in 2023. If you’d like a project that supports Orchestral Essentials v1.2, get in touch with us after purchasing the project and we can provide you with the discontinued Secrets of the Forest v1.

Additional information


Cubase, Logic Pro, MIDI Only

Sample Libraries

Orchestral Essentials 1, Orchestral Essentials 2

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