Sonokinetic has announced the release of Celesta, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
One of our personal favorite instruments of all time, the Celesta (or Celeste), has been capturing people’s imaginations for centuries and will continue to do so for many years to come. The instrument really has a magical sound and every time we happen to cross paths with a real one and open the lid it amazes us how inviting this instrument is to play.
Of course, most of them are a bit off pitchy, the keys don’t always react the way you’d want them to, but that adds to the beauty. You cannot force this instrument where it doesn’t want to go but it’ll always take you in an interesting direction.
- 3.1 GB NCW compressed sample pool, 4000+ samples.
- Three velocity levels.
- Separate samples for Sustain pedal on and off.
- Multiple round robin samples.
- Celesta Reverb.
- Three Microphone positions.
- Custom designed interface.
The Celesta library is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or Kontakt 5.