Chocolate Audio

Chocolate Audio has announced the release of Celestial, a sampled celesta designed for balanced sound and ease of fitting in any mix.

Features:

  • 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.
  • Sustaining sounds, chromatically sampled.
  • Release trails, chromatically sampled.
  • Independently controllable sustain-pedal noise.
  • Sampled with Millennia preamps fed directly into Apogee converters.
  • All of the details of the celesta recreated through the use of custom advanced scripting.
  • Recorded at 24-bit / 96 kHz, released at 24-bit / 44.1 kHz.
  • Easy-to-use mixer for extreme sound-mangling.

Engine:

  • 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...).
  • Master realism control and specific control over release trails, key off, resonances and pedal noise levels.
  • Envelope controls.
  • 101 custom, high quality IR reverbs.
  • 22 (+ 22) compressor + tape presets.
  • 17 factory presets + user-savable presets.

Intro Offer: 40% off / $29 USD until April 30th, 2019, in the KVR Marketplace and at chocolateaudio.com (Reg. $49).

Requirements:

  • 4 GB RAM (more if in need of loading more sample sets).
  • Core2Duo or equivalent Mac or PC.
  • Kontakt Retail Version: v5.5.2 or newer.

Hi quality uncompressed audio demos available at: fidbak.audio/chocolateaudio/player/dfe9a7e1f446bfda3feeb693

Walkthrough video: YouTube.com/watch?v=9vhf3FIA0es

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