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PocketBlakus - Emotional Solo Cello Freebie (Kontakt 4.2.4+)

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Blakus, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Blakus

    Blakus Senior Member

    Inspired by a post by HZ I decided to have a crack at a simple, slow moving, expressive solo cello. So I dusted off my cello and prepared for the worst. I wasn't extremely careful because I wasn't expecting it to work - but it worked out not too bad for a quick job! I've also kept it dry so I suggest you soak it in your favourite reverb.

    This is my first sampling attempt and I really enjoyed making this. I'm finding playing chords with the sustains patch quite a bit of fun too.

    Here's the download link for anybody who would like to play around with me :lol:
    If somebody manages to use it in anyway at all, I would love to hear it! Also if you have any programming knowledge and are bored, feel free to fiddle to make it more useable and share. I'd like to think of this little project as an 'open source' solo cello :)

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    >>>Download Here!<<< - Massive Thanks to VST Buzz for hosting the download.

    Huge thanks also to Lukas for his work, and others that helped refine this instrument!

    Dropbox Mirror (Backup)
    Click here to read more about what's new in v1.6!
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    Older v1.5
    Backup Mirror - v1.5 dropbox mirror

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    Here's a bit of Bach with a more romantic interpretation - plus a little improv craziness at the end ;) - Most of this is done using the current 2 released layers. Towards the end you can hear some of the molto vib/marcato ff layer - this is layer currently unreleased.
    [flash width=450 height=110 loop=false]http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F60663187&secret_url=false[/flash]
    No-flashers - https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3363455/User%2 ... usBach.mp3

    ORCHESTRAL CONTEXT DEMO
    [flash width=450 height=110 loop=false]http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F62177324&secret_url=false[/flash]
    High Quality - http://soundcloud.com/blakus-mfm/blakus ... t/download

    Features:
    *Expressive sustains with progressive vibrato
    *More Immediate Sustains by playing velocities >90 - these are slightly louder in dynamic - Note that these are still really designed for slow expressive passages however.
    *Simulated legato - using SIPS scripts. Easily customizeable


    >>VIEW CHRISTMAS SPICCATO POST HERE<<

    What does it look like?
    I took a quick snap of my baby, just in case anyone wants to visualise her while they play her. LOL! No, but really, you can see it's had a somewhat tough life.
    BlakusCello Hi Res
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    I have implemented a "Donate" button at the bottom right sidebar on my website for those that have very kindly expressed their interest to support my work on pocketBlakus. I definitely don't expect or ask of this, but am humbled by your insistence - thank you!
     
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  2. Consona

    Consona Senior Member

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    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    I've spend so much money on libraries to find that I can live comfortably with some free stuff like this. :D It's just about arrangement. When I need fast line I take pluck instrument to play it instead of strings, etc. I'll use it guaranteed. Thank you for this.
     
  3. JPQ

    JPQ Senior Member

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    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    I can use it anyway expect selling samples ?
     
  4. CHendricks

    CHendricks Member

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    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    Doesn't work right...
     
  5. Justus

    Justus Senior Member

    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    Sounds fantastic, downloading now!
    Thank you!!!
     
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    Blakus

    Blakus Senior Member

    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    Oh really? What problems are you having? Are you extracting the zip into a folder and keeping the files together? Also, you probably already know, but you won't be able to "add" it as a library - you'll have to open the NKI file by searching for it in the "file" tab to the left of "libraries" in kontakt.

    Is it working for anyone else?
     
  7. G.R. Baumann

    G.R. Baumann Senior Member

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    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    I would love to be able to do something like it myself. I envy people who have the skills and tools to be able to create their own individual samples, very cool!

    Respect!
     
  8. mark812

    mark812 Senior Member

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    Blakus, you rock! o-[][]-o
     
  9. lumcas

    lumcas Senior Member

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    Thank you for letting my play your instrument:)
     
  10. adg21

    adg21 Senior Member

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    Will check it out. Thanks! You were inspired by which post by HZ?
     
  11. Justus

    Justus Senior Member

    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    Using it in a film score right now...
     
  12. Inductance

    Inductance Senior Member

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    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    This is pretty neat! What kind of recording equipment did you use (if you don't mind divulging some of your trade secrets, that is!)? I'm definitely going to have to try this! But I might try it with some electric metal/rock guitar sounds. There are some nice guitar libraries out there, but it sure would be nice to have my guitar sound in a Kontakt instrument.

    Thank you for sharing!
     
  13. MA-Simon

    MA-Simon Senior Member

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    Can't wait to test this one when I'm at home.
     
  14. Justus

    Justus Senior Member

    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    Blakus, if you plan to do another session:
    Sul ponticello tremolo swells would be sweet!!!
     
  15. Rob

    Rob Senior Member

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    thanks Blakus, downloading now...
     
  16. BoulderBrow

    BoulderBrow Senior Member

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    Well done Blakus!
     
  17. BoulderBrow

    BoulderBrow Senior Member

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    Oh and works fine for me..
     
  18. ptrickf

    ptrickf Senior Member

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    Very nice - thank you :D
     
  19. synergy543

    synergy543 Senior Member

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    Hans, thanks for inspiring Blakus!

    And Blakus, while you totally rock, and as much as I can't wait to hear the results of your next efforts, I also enjoy hearing your musical explorations (and video walkthroughs) so I hope you don't become another composer-turned developer (only). But maybe there is room for both?

    Anywho, impressive, expressive work!
     
  20. Lukas K

    Lukas K Senior Member

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    Re: pocketBlakus - Solo Cello Freebie- expressive sustains (Kontakt 4.2.3+)

    Thanks Blake!

    I really enjoy playing with it.

    Btw...check your PM :)
     

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