Spitfire Audio has announced the release of two new Producer Portfolio series sample-based virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.

PP015 Artisan Cello represents the next installment in Spitfire Audio’s performance-orientated range of sample-based virtual instruments.

This time, the London-based compositional tools creator has turned to fellow London-based cellist Chris Worsey. As such, it is centred around a sophisticated sample-based virtual instrument with a host of ‘artisan’ phrases, together with standard and additional techniques, including ‘Performance Vibrato’ to provide a realistic-sounding out-of-the-box instrument.

PP016 Artisan Violin supplements Spitfire Audio’s Producer Portfolio further still, showcasing the talents of Warren Zielinksi to create the perfect partner to PP015 Artisan Cello.

Like Chris Worsey, Warren is one of London’s most active session players, performing on over 1,500 popular songs and 200 film scores. Film highlights include Shakespeare In Love, Gladiator, the latest James Bond franchise, and many more besides. Pop and rock recording highlights include albums for Sting, Madonna, David Gilmour, and Joni Mitchell’s epic Both Sides Now, arranged by Vince Mendoza. Warren is also a regular featured soloist on the BBC’s popular Strictly Come Dancing TV show.

Artisan Cello and Artisan Violin are available for purchase for £99 GBP each (subject to VAT within the EU). Require full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.

More information: Spitfire Audio