“Cellist”is a wonderfully sampled solo cello, designed for Kontakt 5 and above, and the first to come of our VST strings. It comes complete with three true dynamic levels, each with up to four round robins, giving a staggering twelve true variations pernote! On top of this, we have programmed an up-bow, down-bow alternation for as natural a sound to the instrument as possible. Also included in this instrument pack are staccato/short notes, pizzicato notes, and tremolos. We have also carefully recorded each note with the player working the vibrato in strategically. As a result in this, the cello can be played in fast passages without un-natural sounding vibrato occuring on each note, and then also play slower passages with longer notes and legato, and have the vibrato really come through on the instrument. Crossfading between dynamics is possible by using the mod wheel. The string instruments all give off different parts of their tone via different sections of the body, and each instrument is different. Then there is the room, finding the best place in the room or hall to place the instrument to record, and then placing the mics to capture all the best bits, and gluing them together to make the best possible Kontakt instrument we can, and we certainly believe that we have done this with the solo cello here!
The full version of Kontakt 5 or above is required to run this software. It will not run on the free version of Kontakt player.
• Staccato, Pizzicato, Tremolo and strategic vibrato allowing for long and short notes to work well
• Crossfading dynamics via mod wheel or MIDI CC1
The cello vst was recorded in a spacious acoustic space with the mics placed just right to capture the breadth of the instrument’s tone. The sounds that make up this Kontakt were recorded by an excellent solo cellist, and resulted in great even, controlled, and most importantly musical tone across the range of samples.