Hereâ€™s more details in realsamplesâ€™ own wordsâ€¦
â€™Built around 1910, this unique instrument sports a vibrant, mellow and charming sound reminiscent of a vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba and a piano â€“ yet a sound of its own full of patina. At that time, it was inspiring to those looking for a new sound â€“ Pjotr Tschaikowsky wrote some parts of his Nutcracker for a celesta like the dulcitone. Being a rather quiet instrument, it seemed unappropriate for orchestral use, so its parts were often played by a glockenspiel instead â€“ luckily, this is not a problem in a sampler. Back then, no one had ever dreamt that a celesta would be as relevant today as ever â€“ being the acoustic ancestor of the most popular vintage electric pianos, which share the same basic sound principles. Providing a warm and full bass, it carries more weight than a toy piano and is great for any track demanding an unconsumed yet familiar sound.
An original Dulcitone celesta is very hard to play, offering a very rough-running, tight and limited dynamic response. Capturing the dynamic shades of the instrument, we recorded every note with eight different samples. The Dyson & Sons owes a huge part of its character and life to the unique release sounds of its keys â€“ hence we recorded these sounds as well, providing 4 varitions of each key release sound to complete the Dulcitone experience.â€™
The samples were recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, employing vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones through Crane Song preamps and Universal Audio 2192 converters. The library contains two versions of the instrument recorded with different stereo settings. It consists of nearly 1500 single samples. for all common sample formats, including presets for HAlion, Kontakt, EXS24, Independence, MachFive, Reason NN-XT, VSampler3 and GigaStudio, amongst others.
Pricing and Availability:
Available on CD or DVD starting at $79.95 USD.