Please help - in need of a great Cello sound/sample...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Keyz316, May 14, 2003.

  1. Keyz316

    Keyz316 Guest

    Hi all --

    I'm working on a song that I need to finish in about a week (it's for my sister's highschool project... I'm writing/producing the song, and she's doing the vocals). I have a Yamaha Motif, which has quite "decent" sounding string/orchestral sounds... they work quite well when they are inside a mix. But in this song I need to have a Cello solo that will be very exposed/stand out... and I'm not finding it easy to get the sound I'm looking for with the Motif. Most of the Motif's strings have the vibrato "in" the sample, so that's also been a problem.

    So... I'm in need of a very good-sounding cello sample, or library with one or more good cello sounds in it. My budget's pretty light since this isn't a "planned" expense... so nothing extremely expensive.. though if it's good feel free to mention it anyhow hehe
    Format - well if it will import into Motif (I have full sample RAM expansion) that'd be cool... but if not then I have a friend who uses a number of software samplers, so I can do the tracks at his place if necessary.

    If at all possible, please also let me know of the best place(s) to purchase the sample/library (i.e. good service, fast-but-affordable shipping, etc)... since as I mentioned I need it within several days.

    Thanks in advance for the help! :D
  2. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    I dunno what you consider expensive, but for a couple hundred bucks, there's the Dan Dean Solo Strings in a variety of formats. You'll get violin and viola as a bonus.

    Making it sound "real" will be a daunting task. Its very difficult although less difficult if your crowd doesn't know what a real cello sounds like.

    Do you have the option of finding someone that can operate a real cello? You could always record someone playing it into the Motif.
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