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release date: 13.02.2014


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Cantus Gregorian Chants

Cantus, Gregorian Chants

Continuing the vocal series by Eduardo Tarilonte, Cantus brings you a real Gregorian Monk Ensemble featuring the sounds of the dark Middle Ages. 

A perfect tool for composers and sound designers to create ambiances and music for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.

Unparalleled realism...

......Pure inspiration

Cantus is a unique choir library aimed at easily creating your own ultra-realistic liturgical melodies, without using any phrases. Cantus offers a powerful and innovative word builder which combines 24 words (120 elements including words and their syllables) with 5 true legato vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and a special Mmmh articulation, all at your finger tips in one patch.



Cantus offers:

  • 5 different true Gregorian style legatos (a, e, i, o, u)
  • Mmmh articulation
  • A powerful word builder with 24 words, 3 different articulations (staccato, fast and slow speeds).
  • Words can be split to offer a total of 120 words/syllables
  • Words can be combined with true legato playing while the corresponding vowel is automatically selected
  • A collection of 20 Gregorian chants splitted into 400 phrases.
  • 60 minutes of music
  • 19 soundscapes, created from vocal samples.
  • 6.000 samples (stereo, 44kHz, 24 bit), Library Size 2.8 GB.
  • Free Kontakt Player included (Version 5.3 or higher required)


Schola Gregoriana HispanaDon´t want to forget to say thank you to the Schola Gregoriana Hispana, an amazing gregorian ensemble with more than 25 years of experience and especially to his conductor Francisco Javier Lara who conducted for years to the Monks of Silos, internationally famous through the album "Chant".


The Making of

Eduardo Tarilonte:

Recording a gregorian choir, has been a long awaited dream coming true since I started developing sample libraries in 2006.
What could look like an easy task is totally the opposite. Finding a true gregorian choir is something hard to accomplish since there are not so many of them and just a few ones are really good. Gregorian music has its own nuances, it is not just another choir, you cannot get the real feeling with a regular choir pretending to sing Gregorian. If you don´t capture all those details, if you don´t really love Gregorian music, you won´t be able to get that true sound. That sound which is so special, that touches your soul and transports you to the middle ages, to those lost abbeys covered by mist, the sound of the ancient bells pealing to pray.
All those lost secrets, all that magic are contained in this library.

I decided to record Cantus in a dry enviroment for many reasons: Gregorian music and reverb are good partners, so I didn´t want to tie the recordings to any special room sound. There are so many impressive reverbs out there, that I have chosen that way, to allow you complete control, to adjust the reverb sound to your own taste.
The recording was carefully done with 8 Neumann microphones and mixed to get that true monks sound. I wanted you to feel the cold breath from the mouth of the monks singing in those cold monasteries, just in your face while playing the library. This library is a dream for me, and like in every library I make, there is a lot of love in it. I hope you feel the same goosebumps I feel.

Enjoy your journey to those mysterious ancient days of the lost abbeys.


February 2014


drinking monk


When the Monks in the Middle Ages weren´t making beer they were often singing and Gregorian Chants are some of the earliest documentations of music. 

Chris Halaby, KVR Audio, NAMM 2014 Report



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review Reviews

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Flag ENspaceThe Audio Spotlight 03/2014

TAS 5 stars


Price/Value: Cantus will set you back for around 200 Euros and frankly this isn’t that much when you consider the value you are getting. Perhaps I forgot to mention that Cantus will work with the free version of Kontakt (Kontakt player) and that for the same price you can get either boxed or download version of the library.

Conclusion:Cantus offers a lot of enjoyment and for the price it brings true Gregorian monks to your studio. The sound is amazing and there are a couple of flaws but all in all this a magnificent library.

AudioSpotlight review Cantus

Flag DEspaceAmazona 03/2014

Amazona 3 stars for Cantus



Best Service Cantus bringt die faszinierenden Eigenheiten des gregorianischen Gesangs wirklich wunderbar rüber. Der Chor ist großartig, das Material gut ausgesucht. Dass ich beim Wordbuilder nun nicht völlig freie Hand habe: geschenkt. Auch diverse kleinere Ungereimtheiten bei der Soundbearbeitung und der Stimmführung lassen sich verschmerzen. Etwas schwerer wiegt da schon die extrem große Hauptlibrary, die viel Speicher verschlingt und nicht mehr viel Platz für andere Plug-ins lässt, wenn man nicht gerade am fetten Edelrechner arbeitet. Wer das vorher einplant, bekommt hier ein schönes Stück Musikgeschichte.

Amazona: Ganzer Testbericht Shevannai

Flag DEspaceRecording.de, 04/2014

Recording.de Redaktionstipp

Cantus bedient eine Stilrichtung, in der es wenig Mitbewerber gibt und liefert einen sehr authentisch klingenden gregorianischen Mönchschor, der sich - richtig eingesetzt - im Arrangement nicht zu verstecken braucht und dank Wordbuilder und Legato-Artikulationen dazu auch noch sehr flexibel spielbar ist. Wer für seine Produktionen auf der Suche nach dieser Klangfarbe ist, kann mit Cantus wenig falsch machen.

+ Authentischer Grundklang
+ Hervorragendes Legato
+ Wordbuilder
+ Sinnvolle Bearbeitungsmöglichkeiten
- Eingabe von Einzelsilben könnte einfacher gelöst sein
- Lautstärkeanpassung einzelner Töne nur über Controller möglich

Recording.de: Ganzer Cantus Testbericht

Flag DEspaceBuenas Ideas 04/2014

Buenas Ideas


Cantus klingt nicht nur gut und authentisch, sondern ist auch absolut durchdacht und einfach zu bedienen. Der Wordbuilder bietet zwar nicht die Möglichkeit eigene Silben einzutragen kann aber auf einen umfangreichen Pool echter eingesungener Silben und Wörter zurückgreifen. Die Soundscapes sind eine echte Bereicherung von Cantus und die 400 fertigen gesungenen Phrasen, die zudem in der Geschwindigkeit einstellbar sind, ermöglichen eine schnelle und effiziente Produktion. Cantus kann sowohl in der Musikproduktion wie auch in der Filmvertonung hervorragend eingesetzt werden.

Cantus Test bei Buenas Ideas


requirements Requirements

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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS (Pro Tools 9 + 10)
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10)
  • 64-bit AAX-Plug-ins (Pro Tools 11)


online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).