Cello Textures - Kontakt Instrument
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Cello Textures

Version: Kontakt 6 / WAV / V1.1

Cello Articulation Playground

£29.50

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Product Overview

The Cello Textures instrument is a carefully curated playground of expressive cello articulations.

If you are looking for inspiring, niche string sounds to add splashes of color and realism to your music, this instrument is for you.

V1.1 Changelog:

Now compatible with the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above

 
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DETAILS

  • 971 samples at 48kHz 24-bit
  • Played on a cello created by Frederick Bethke. This cello won a certificate of merit for tone in the 2018 VSA competition.
  • 770MB of samples
  • 5 snapshots
  • 4 impulse response reverbs
  • For Kontakt 5.8.1 or above Full Version Only - Not for Kontakt player

OVERVIEW

  • Four cello articulations: Staccato, Accent, Dramatic Swell, and Slow Swell
  • Each articulation recorded with 3 different tone qualities (normale, ponticello, fingered harmonics)
  • Options for each articulation to be octave shifted, reversed, or looped.
  • Options to randomize articulations
  • Intuitive interface

 

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4.5 Stars (5)
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Intimate & beautiful cello waves - absolute bargain for such a lovely instrument

Have only been playing with this library a little while and can already hear the huge potential of this instrument. The sound of the cello strikes that very useful balance between expressive and subtle, with plenty of variations to explore and tweak. The graphic interface is great, reminding me of a cross between Spitfire's Evo series (as mentioned in the video) and Sonokinetic's phrase libraries; immediate and powerful.


Personally I would have liked to have volume control over each of the twelve phrases (the last and most useful gesture to me also being much quieter) rather than just the three playing positions. Also if there was a way to stretch the timings of each a little, to add even more variations when layering up the waves. But it's clear a lot of thought and work has gone into this, and the developer is one to watch.


A double bass version of this would be a dream!

Matthew Davidson

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Interesting sounds

Have to say that i really love cellos and strings in general, this plugin is very...how do i say, interesting..its a great soundwork and it can be seen that the player/developer had a lot of time into that...way to go!! :) where i would use that...its amazing for ambientish type of movies or in tight scenes where the tension is high, but for day to day use in string orcherstral music - i can't use it

Alan Spiljak

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Really fantastic

Easy to use & and a very excellent sound. It inspires me for new songs...

Norbert Schläbitz

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Bespoke in a powerful little package

I expect great things from Prism Audio. Now with the release of ‘String Flow’ they are making these niche playing techniques libraries more accessible to poor people like me. As much as we’d all like to own all of Spitfire Audio’s libraries - most of us can’t afford them. This simple yet effective cello texture library has a beautiful sound. Great for speckling in your musical pieces - I especially love the reverse effect - very unique. I find the attack can be a bit harsh, feel like the velocity levels for the individual notes could have been tweaked a bit more. All in all a solid effort, especially for the price. Excited to try out his new library ‘String Flow’.

sam spade

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Game of Thrones Inspired

Gorgeous Cello samples, perfect for any Game of Thrones-inspired production. Love the various articulations and freedom of playback controls.

James Sismanes

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