Ben Osterhouse – Cello Textures v1.4 (KONTAKT)

Ben Osterhouse – Cello Textures v1.4 (KONTAKT)

Ben Osterhouse’s Cello Textures tool – this is a carefully thought-out platform of expressive cello articulations.

If you are looking for inspirational string sounds to add splashes of color and realism to your music, this tool is for you!

Lots of articulations and game styles – Cello Textures uses a visually stimulating graphical interface inspired by the Spitfire Evo series of tools, which uses only shapes and arrows to indicate the type of articulation and performance parameters.

Articulations and Effects – Four cello articulations: Staccato, Accent, Dramatic Swell and Slow Swell. Each articulation is recorded with 3 different tonal qualities (normale, ponticello, fingered harmonics)
Performance Modes – Up / Down Arrows – Use them to move a particular articulation up or down an octave. Loop – layers of both reverse and normal articulation, so that they are continuously looped.

Reverse articulation – play the selected articulation in the opposite direction.
Random – using the “Bones” button in the upper left corner of the interface, you can completely randomize which articulations and performance controls will be activated, which can be useful for detecting new and unusual textures!
Convolution Reverbs – Choose from 4 convolutional reverbs.


971 samples at 48kHz 24-bit
Played on a cello created by Frederick Bethke. This cello won a certificate of merit for tone in the 2018 VSA competition.
770MB of samples
5 snapshots
4 impulse response reverbs
For Kontakt 5.8.1 or above Full Version Only – Not for Kontakt player


Four cello articulations: Staccato, Accent, Dramatic Swell, and Slow Swell
Each articulation recorded with 3 different tone qualities (normale, ponticello, fingered harmonics)
Options for each articulation to be octave shifted, reversed, or looped.
Options to randomize articulations
Intuitive interface

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