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Artisan Cello
release date: 16.07.2015

Artisan Cello

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€ 119,-
$ 109.00
£ 99.00
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€ 119,-$ 109.00£ 99.00

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Spitfire presents Chris Worsey's 'Artisan Cello'

With 13 deep sampled articulations and 6 different mic types and perspectives, 13,879 samples and 13.63GB of uncompressed raw WAV data, we're sure you'll agree this is a characterful but definitive take on this very unique player.

Having graduated from London University (Royal Holloway) with a music degree, Chris continued his cello studies with Chris Bunting at the Royal College. He now works mainly as a session musician, recording on many film soundtracks including Batman - The Dark Knight, Skyfall, The Bourne trilogy, The Hobbit, Sherlock Holmes, the Narnia Chronicles, BBC's Dr Who, Inception and Into the Woods.

As well as performing with many orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, Chris works frequently with contemporary composers such as Joby Talbot, Max Richter and Andrew Skeet. He has also toured and recorded with numerous rock and pop acts including Sir Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Adele and The Divine Comedy. Chris is currently Musical Director for the band Elbow.

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Adopting techniques we learned and perfected with the hugely successful "Andy Findon - Kit Bag", Spitfire leads on with the next instalment in their vibe-range, their personality led, performance oriented sampled virtual instruments that are finding their way onto award winning recordings the world over.

Centred around a sophisticated virtual instrument with a host of "artisan" phrases, standard and additional techniques, including "performance vibrato" that gives you a realistic sounding presentation of the instrument out-of-the-box.

Spitfire believe they have encapsulated the very soul that is Chris. A man who always brings a distinct element of cool to our sessions. The on-trend cello style we're all looking for from searing emotion to heart breaking timidity.


Spitfire used their purpose built "dry" stage in central London to record this via 6 top-of-the-line valve, ribbon mics and perspective into top-of-the-range NEVE mic pre's and Cranesong and Apogee AD converters.


We like instruments that just open and play. So we have worked for many years to create a simple to use and uniform GUI so you learn one, you learn them all. With the Euphone we have also created a different way of working with your new sounds.

Artisan Cello GUI

"CLASSIC" CONTROL PANEL - A simple UI panel that allows you to access the sounds available in this library and mix them together. Alongside the various signal chains sampled which can also be loaded, mixed and assigned to different output via this panel. You can also tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave?

ARTICULATION (6 different mic types and perspectives)

  • Performance Patch
  • Time Machine Patch
  • Articulations Patch
  • Long Artisan
  • Long Harmonics
  • Long Sul Pont Distorted
  • Long Sul Pont
  • Long Sul Tasto
  • Long Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Long Tremolo Unmeasured
  • Long "Performance Vibrato"
  • Short Pizzicato
  • Short Spiccato Brushed
  • Short Spiccato Dig
  • Short Spiccato

Please note that the download size of this product is 7.6 GB!


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

Great samples, but no so easy to programme realistic. The lack of manual was not good thing.

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 AchtungThis Product does not include or require a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!

A full version of Native Instruments "Kontakt" is required for unlimited functionality!

Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode !


The minimum Kontakt version required to use this library is specified in the product description.

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

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


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

OS compatibility of previous Kontakt versions - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Artisan Cello

Q: Can I use the FREE Kontakt Player for playing libraries in "Kontakt format"?
A: No! All "open Kontakt format" libraries require a full version of "Kontakt" sampler. The FREE Player can play the sounds in demo/test mode only. All libraries on our web site including a Kontakt Player licence mention this in the "system requirements"!

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a encrypted Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

DWM ProtectionFor your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!





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