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LUSCIOUS, DEEP TONES
Tap into the stunning sound of Stradivari’s one-of-a-kind “Stauffer” cello
Access meticulous recordings of virtuoso performances from the iconic Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi in Cremona, Italy
Craft highly realistic, expressive cello phrases with 20 articulations and phase-aligned dynamic crossfades
THE UNIQUE SOUND OF AN ITALIAN TREASURE
STRADIVARI CELLO captures every detail and nuance of a beautiful, centuries-old instrument, in a contemporary production tool with cutting-edge parameter controls. Built in 1700 by arguably the finest luthier of all time, Stradivari’s “Stauffer” cello is famed for its rich, warming tones — perfect for adding depth and character to anything from classical string arrangements to modern electronic compositions.
CREATE NATURAL, VIVID PERFORMANCES
Phase-aligned velocity crossfades on long articulations eliminate phasing when transitioning between dynamic layers, allowing for seamless transitions between notes.
PERFORMANCE-CAPTURED VIBRATO CONTROL
Cutting-edge modeling of professional vibrato performances, captured and then re-applied to the sample content, allows you to produce supremely authentic and emotive modulation of the sounds with both real-time control and automation.
A WEALTH OF ARTICULATIONS
STRADIVARI CELLO offers 20 articulations – including Long, Short, Expressive, Dynamic, and Special articulation types. Use the adaptive Virtuoso articulation to combine multiple articulations in real time according to your performance. See the full list of articulations.
BLEND MULTIPLE MIC POSITIONS
Place your cello in the perfect acoustic space. A multi-mic version of the instrument provides mix faders that let you adjust three separate mixdowns of the 32 microphones. Mix close, mid, and far mic positions. An included second version of STRADIVARI CELLO provides a stereo-only mix that’s lighter on your CPU and RAM for a speedier workflow and extra focus when composing.
A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME RECORDING PROCESS
The sounds of STRADIVARI CELLO were recorded using a tailor-made combination of microphones and preamps, in the specially designed acoustic environment of the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi in Cremona. Every possible step was taken to preserve the subtle characteristics of this unique instrument, with even the traffic near the auditorium stopped while the recordings were taking place.
Responsible for producing SESSION STRINGS and SESSION HORNS, e-instruments specializes in crafting intensely detailed sampled instruments. With STRADIVARI CELLO, the e-instruments team captured the timeless beauty of the original instrument in a rich acoustic space using the highest-quality recording equipment. Every note on each string was expertly articulated by a master musician, enabling you to incorporate the cello’s authentic sound into your next production.
GET THE ENTIRE CREMONA QUARTET
CREMONA QUARTET brings together four of the world’s most valuable string instruments — Stradivari’s “Vesuvius” violin, Guarneri’s “Prince Doria” violin, Amati’s “Stauffer” viola, and Stradivari’s “Stauffer” cello. Get an exquisite quartet of iconic, centuries-old instruments that together capture the rare magic of ancient Cremonese artistry, delivered with a wealth of cutting-edge parameter controls.