CELLO UNTAMED

SOLO CELLO FOR KONTAKT

Every score needs a soul

CELLO UNTAMED

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CELLO UNTAMED is a solo cello library with the idea that samples should sound like a performance. At the heart of the instrument is our unique Improvised articulation; a series of emotional, evolving and improvised notes. This sounds like a musician taking your composition and adding an individual direction and human performance.

We recorded every single note over three octaves at 3 different intensities with two variations for each layer, giving you 222 totally unique performances. The quietest layer is subtle and delicate, the medium layer brings more emotion and character, whilst the loudest layer sounds wild, intense and often chaotic.  They sound beautiful alone as individual notes or even more compelling when played as chord progressions. 

With 11 other standard and extended articulations included, all performed with the same philosophy, CELLO UNTAMED is a Kontakt library for the composer that wants to add a raw, human and soulful element to their scores.

INSTRUMENT

Solo Cello

HIGHLIGHTS

222 unique improvisations
‘Storms’ articulation

REQUIREMENTS

Kontakt FULL 5.6.8 or above
Will NOT work in the free Player

“This is another incredible library and has become my go-to solo cello. For the drama and thriller projects I tend to work on this has a raw edge and unexpected twists and turns at every corner. People need this!”

JAMES COX
TV, FILM AND MEDIA COMPOSER

DEMO MUSIC

Listen to some examples

USER INTERFACE

Everything to hand

As with all our custom designed interfaces, we want you to have a logical and clear layout with everything to hand.

To help you easily understand the instrument, you can hover over any control and instructions appear in the info panel of the Kontakt window.

“A cello can provide so many layers to your music.”
Polly Virr

CELLIST ON CELLO UNTAMED

Instrument walkthrough

A full guide through the whole instrument. Listen to all the individual sounds, how to use the loops and how to get the best out of the controls.
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In conversation with

Polly Virr

We talk to the amazing cellist behind the library. Find out her approach to the performances, the history of the instrument and her hopes for composers to understand the potential of the cello.

BEHIND THE MUSIC

Coda

A look at how one of the lead demo tracks was written and produced just using 4 simple cello improvisations. You can watch even more of these tutorials on our YouTube channel.

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MICROPHONES

This is how we recorded it

Recorded at The Nave, one of the North of England’s finest recording studios; a converted church with the most beautiful sounding live room. Engineer Alex Greaves used an impeccable set of classic microphones and vintage outboard to tailor the perfect sound for the cello. 

A single Neumann FET47 is at the heart of the mix, providing a really rich, full and very detailed sound. A stereo pair of Neumann KM184s captured a close stereo overhead perspective. A pair of Royer 121 ribbon mics adds more depth to the room, whilst some Audio Technica 4081’s do a perfect job of capturing the natural reverb tail of the studio. We collected this really wide range of perspectives for you to mix exactly the sound you need.

Everything was recorded through through Neve and API preamps, an AMEK Rembrandt desk and captured at 96kHz using world-class Apogee AD16X analogue to digital convertors. An original Empirical Labs Distressor helped to really focus and draw out the detail of the spot mic.

Articulations

Longs

Improvisations A1
Improvisations A2
Improvisations B1
Improvisations B2
Improvisations Round Robin
Storms
Glue & Glue 8vb
Normale
Flautando
Sul Pont – Soft
Sul Pont – Grit
Tremolo
Circular Bowing
False Harmonics

Short

Spiccato
Pizzicato inc. Bartok

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Good to know

PLEASE NOTE
This instrument is only compatible with the full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 and above.

It will not work with the free Kontakt Player.

W A T E R M A R K I N G
CELLO UNTAMED is automatically watermarked for each customer with unique identifying information which we use to track piracy.

FAQ

What type of music is this best suited for?

For any music that needs a soul.

Will this sound good on epic trailers?

If you’re looking for the classic polished Hollywood sound then this might not be the library for you. The sound is raw and unfiltered so isn’t for everyone, but you never know, it might sound perfect on movies about huge green angry scientists.

Will this work in the free Kontakt Player?
You need the full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or above. It will NOT work in the free Player version of Kontakt. Please make sure you have the correct version before purchasing. If you need help, we have a fully-loaded guide to Kontakt which you can read here.
Can I use this in commercial releases?
Yes! What you can’t do is repackage the individual samples or re-release them as another sample library, but you can absolutely use them to make the next score to a film about an adopted, fatherless clown.