8Dio Productions has announced the release of Solo Cello Designer, a Kontakt instrument library featuring a collection of over 1,800 phrases.
The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic Solo Cello by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. We programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo cello performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment and in some cases replace existing solo cello libraries. Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform. We call this concept, deep phrase-sampling.
SOLO CELLO DESIGNER comes with a variety of phrase sculpting tools, including pitch-control, time-stretching / time-compression, sample offset (which allows you to “scroll” into any phrase and trigger any part of it, FX and convolution reverbs. The pitch-control is not affected by tempo, so by controlling pitch, time-stretching/compression and sample offset you can essentially adapt the phrase to match the pitch and tempo of your composition.
In addition we added a variety of other features. You can control the dynamics, attack and releases of each sample. You can control the EQ (high, mids and lows), Gates and Filter. You can also control a variety of FX directly from the keyboard, including bit-resolution, delay, reverb, distortion, rotator and we added a beefy collection of custom convolution reverbs.
The library is available for purchase for $149 USD.