Intimate Legato - Cello

Warm, Intimate, Captivating

Introducing Intimate Legato: Cello, a solo cello sample library featuring a beautifully captured, natural sounding legato performed by virtuoso cellist, Nicholas Trygstad. With a wonderfully raw and life-like sound, this library makes it easy to create realistic and emotional melodic lines.

Built for the free Kontakt Player, Intimate Legato: Cello was recorded in a small church hall with a variety of microphone positions to capture the detail of the cello and the room. The library features a host of useful controls such as a “Rebowing” keyswitch, legato intensity and legato volume sliders, multiple microphone positions and a host of reverb presets, filters and distortions..


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Recording the Intimate Legato: Cello library was something that we've been planning for some time, in order to explore a new method of capturing legato instruments. Whilst this method only involved some minor tweaks to how we did it in previous libraries, we think the end result features a massive improvement in both playability and the overall realism of the library - something which is a hard balance to strike when sampling an instrument with a complex sound like the cello. After months of testing and getting feedback from our team and fellow composers, we think this library has evolved into something truly special. Whilst most string libraries require a lot of tweaking using the mod wheel, expression and other parameters to make it sound natural, this library sounds fantastic out of the box - you can simply start playing and create incredibly natural, emotional and intimate melodic lines and phrases.

To capture the rich and delicate tone of the cello, we teamed up with Nicholas Trygstad, who is the leader of the cellos for the Hallé Orchestra and an all around fantastic musician. To capture the beautiful tone of Nicholas' 18th Century Cello, we decided to choose a small church hall, to get both an up close and personal sound, but also capture the wonderful reflections and space that the hall had to offer. We captured 4 microphone positions, which are all controllable either individually, or simultaneously using the proximity fader. We also created a custom mix which can be used to get an instant mix without the need to tweak the microphone positions. Inspired by modern film scores, this library is perfect for soaring, emotional scores as well as dark, soulful and intimate melodies.

Download the Intimate Legato Manual here

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  • Instrument
  • Cello
  • Product Range
  • Intimate Legato
  • Microphone Positions
  • Close Mono, Close Stereo, Mid, Far, Mix
  • Presets
  • 17 Snapshots
  • File Size
  • 6.1 GB Uncompressed
  • Kontakt Version
  • 6.7.1 and above
  • File Format
  • VST
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Official Trailer

Introducing Intimate Legato: Cello, solo cello sample library featuring a beautifully captured, natural sounding legato performed by virtuoso cellist, Nicholas Trygstad. Made for the free Kontakt Player.

Library Walkthrough

Take a look at our walkthrough video, where we will take a deep dive into the library and hear the fantastic legato that we captured. We will also cover the interface controls, and how you can get the best of the library!

The Story

Hear Nicholas talk about his cello, his inspirations, and what sound he was trying to achieve with this library.

Contextual Demo

Check out Stefano's contextual demo of the track that he wrote for the intimate legato cello trailer, where he discusses how he worked with the library, how he created accompanying parts and much more.
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