Audio Plugin Deals has launched a two-week sale on the Celestial Celesta by Chocolate Audio, a Kontakt instrument library featuring the heavenly sounds of an old Mustel celesta made in France and properly maintained and restored by skilled technicians in Milano.

Care was taken to make sure the tuning was the best possible and spent quite a bit of time experimenting with mic choice and positioning.

To ensure the best possible result, the Chocolate Audio team used a pair of AKG C414EB from the 70s for their silky and smooth sound as Spot mics and another trio of AKG 451E with CK22 omni capsules for the Decca perspective.

The recording techniques used allowed for a very close and up-front sound as a Spot sound. Plenty of low end in the attack is available due to proximity effect in the mic placement.

Available for the full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 or higher, Celestial Celesta is priced only $14.99 USD instead of $49 USD until February 20th, 2023.

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