Chocolate Audio announce Celestial Celesta for Kontakt with intro pricing
The library is on a special 40% OFF intro price (29.00 USD, discounted from 49.00 USD) at this time.
Official news from Chocolate Audio below.
“Here’s the story behind it: one of our Artists kept on using our Glissando Harps in his mock-ups and even on some final projects and wrote to me asking for a celesta, an instrument he often layers with harp in his pieces.
He went: “I own, maybe, all of the sampled celestas out there, but they are so hard to fit in real scenarios, sounding very unbalanced, stingy if not harsh to my ears and I have an hard time blending them in my compositions, no matter if they use samples only or predominantly actual recordings”.”
As a matter of facts we had just sampled a Celesta with pretty much the same idea, so, after a several weeks of careful development and feedback, here it comes: an instrument we strived to sample and edit in such a way that makes it sound very well balanced from the start.
We sampled a vintage French instrument, 49 keys, and took extra care in making sure all of the mechanics were tuned and set-up to the best of their capabilities.
It’s amazing how a project that started out as a simple one in my brain, ended up way more complete and time-consuming for us to create.
All of these efforts are, in my opinion, well put in this newly released instrument.
A bit more info:
0.5 GB (lossless compressed) library size, 449 samples
4 layered channels: spot mics with AKG C414EB, Decca mics with AKG C451E-CK22 and 2 additional sound-designed options, Hyped and Diffuse
custom User Interface
velocity curve management
fine-tuned three-band EQ for each channel
many under the hood techniques to make the instrument true to the original (release trails attenuation, intelligent release and pedal action…)
8 NKIs: defaukt, with hi-pass, multi-outs, a custom edit due to an Artist’s request and relative combinations
17 factory presets + user-savable presets
sampled with Millennia preamps fed direct into Apogee converters
recorded at 24 bit / 96 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz
This instrument, just like every other instrument we released so far required the full version of Kontakt (5.5.2 or more).