PP015 Artisan Cello

Vibey Artisan Solo Cello

Where London 'cellists are concerned Chris is the vibe master general. Spitfire brings cool to your solo instrument arsenal. Starting where Andy's Kitbag left off, this is the next chapter in our series of ultra inspirational virtual instruments recorded in our purpose built dry studios.

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THE ARTISANS - PERFORMANCE PATCH - ANDY BLANEY (0:00 / 2:35)

La Troubadors - Non Legato - C. HENSON (0:00 / 2:41)

La Couchette - Artisan Contextual Demo - C. Henson (0:00 / 1:06)

Heartbleed - J Ashurst (0:00 / 1:51)

Meta Physic - O Weder (0:00 / 1:34)

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Overview

Where London 'cellists are concerned Chris is the vibe master general.
Spitfire brings cool to your solo instrument arsenal. Starting where Andy's Kitbag left off, this is the next chapter in our series of ultra inspirational virtual instruments recorded in our purpose built dry studios.

Background

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.

Features

Adopting techniques we learned and perfected with the hugely successful "Andy Findon - Kit Bag", Spitfire leads on with the next instalment in our vibe-range, our 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 legato" 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.

GUIs

The Overview Panel

Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.

General Controls Panel

A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.

The Ostinatum

Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpeggiator, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild systems results tantalising Zimmeresque tension beds or cheeky multi-tonguing effects!

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations

Instruments:

  • Artisan Cello - Performance patch
  • Artisan Cello - Time machine articulations
  • Artisan Cello - Various articulations
Individual patches:
  • Artisan Cello - Long Artisan
  • Artisan Cello - Long Harmonics
  • Artisan Cello - Long Sul Pont Distorted
  • Artisan Cello - Long Sul Pont
  • Artisan Cello - Long Sul Tasto
  • Artisan Cello - Long Tremolo Sul Pont
  • Artisan Cello - Long Tremolo Unmeasured
  • Artisan Cello - Long
  • Artisan Cello - Short Pizzicato
  • Artisan Cello - Short Spiccato Brushed
  • Artisan Cello - Short Spiccato Dig
  • Artisan Cello - Short Spiccato

Mics & Mixes

Microphones

  • Close - Condenser
  • Close - Dirt
  • Stereo Pair
  • Close - Ribbon
  • Room
  • Close - Valve