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Photosynthesis Vol 2 - Mystic

Version: Kontakt 5.5 / WAV / V1

Ambient and Experimental Cello


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Product Overview

Mystic is the second in the Photosynthesis line of Kontakt libraries, an ambient cello library aimed at film/game composers, producers, and musicians who need otherworldly pads and soundscapes, unique cello articulations, and creative instrument effects.

Requires the full version of Kontakt 5.5+

(Mystic will not run in the free Kontakt Player)

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Mystic includes 127 Kontakt .nki instruments, and a 2.25GB library of samples in .wav format (sound designers rejoice!). It's powered by the Photosynthesis Engine, which allows extensive control over shaping the sounds, and is designed to make importing your own samples and creating your own instruments easy.


  • 22 Granular Movement .nki's
  • 14 Processed .nki's
  • 14 Unprocessed Cello .nki's
  • 9 Cello FX .nki's
  • 24 Pads .nki's
  • 10 Rhythmic .nki's
  • 19 Soundscape .nki's
  • 1066 .wav Samples
  • 33 Guitar Rig 5 Pro Presets

6 Hours of Recordings

Mystic is derived entirely from nearly 6 hours of cello recordings, processed and twisted into over 120 beautiful Kontakt instruments. Alongside the processed instruments are raw solo cello articulations.

This isn't a standard cello library, so there's no legato or staccato patch, but rather unique playing styles like artificial harmonics, harmonic tremolos, sustained ricochets, sul ponticello, harmonic glissandos, and more.



5 Stars (6)
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Pena does it again

Like Photosynthesis 1, this library is again full of great cinematic atmospheres.
Easy on the budget and filled with wonderful sound design.

Antal Nusselder

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Wonderful cellos and pads

Photosynthesis Vol.2, is really perfect to achieve ambient/soundtracks, and lovely soundscapes composition. Beautiful cellos and pads. I look forward to Vol. 3

daniele maffei

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Photosynthesis = G-R-E-A-T!!!

All of the Photosynthesis libraries by Exotic States are AWESOME! These are some of my favorite libraries. Mystic is simply beautiful. The pads are amazing, and there are just so many cool sounds in here. This is one of the few libraries that I would select for my "stuck on a deserted island" list. It is really, really, one of my favorites. I own all of the Photosynthesis libraries, and it is one of the only series that is a must-have for me.

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Great Film Library

Great library for movies. I associate with "The Road" (sundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis). I like cello effects. I don't know any other such library. Excellent for building mood and filling the background. Very nice pads. Well they lie in the mix.

Szymon Szewczyk

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Photosynthesis Vol 2 - Mystic

This synth is hard hitting great for trailer music

Melvin Banks

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Excellent and original cello library

This library has some really great cello sounds and has a different approach to other cello libraries. As they state; it doesn't have a legato patch so it is not good for playing melodies but works great for drones and pads. I have used it in conjunction with a much more expensive legato library and the two work together excellently. Personally I prefer the unprocessed organic patches but the processed and the granular patches are also very good.

Adrian Lane

Demo - Tengmiirvik

This demo uses the Photosynthesis Vol. 2 Mystic library to create a lush ambient soundscape. The Piano is the wonderful Gran Coda piano ( Other sounds include Diva U-He, Arctic Strings ( Effects: Tal Reverb 4

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