Every score needs a soul
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.
222 unique improvisations
Kontakt FULL 5.6.8 or above
Will NOT work in the free Player
TV, FILM AND MEDIA COMPOSER
Listen to some examples
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.
CELLIST ON CELLO UNTAMED
In conversation with
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
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.
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.
Improvisations Round Robin
Glue & Glue 8vb
Sul Pont – Soft
Sul Pont – Grit
Pizzicato inc. Bartok
Good to know
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.
For any music that needs a soul.
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.