Textural cello

Blisko
Cello



Blisko [blʹisko] Cello is the second part of an unique collection of three string libraries that dare to be different. Progressive string textures with a constant sense of motion, captured through amazing analogue kit. A project of love.





This is not yet another strings library. It’s not designed to be bread-and-butter, nor is it following any zeitgeist. Sampled humanly, it really feels like being in a room with a great player. Or up to three, in fact, because we overdubbed everything intelligently, changing playing styles and positions.

Inspired by the works of John Luther Adams, Henryk Górecki, Ben Frost and Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow, even the simplest, softest patches have a sense of constant motion, that gets denser and more emotional as you move through the dynamic layers.  To keep it simple - play a chord and stuff will happen.
The library was recorded through a beautiful collection of hand-made microphones, going into vintage Neumann, Telefunken and REDD-style tube preamps. The kit was hand-picked for it’s character.

You choose between two close and two room signals and blend between them to your liking. And since we recorded in a dry studio, even the room mics are tight.

Whether you need an instrument to create evocative organic textures or a tool to bring life to your existing string libraries, Blisko has you covered.



‘Wonderfully atmospheric
and poetic sounding.’


- Trentemøller





Moments


Evocative patches that never stop moving. You can create custom crossfades between different playing techniques, thanks to the intuitive layers interface.


Shapes


Explore interesting rhythmic intervals between semi-measured notes.
The Cascade function allows you to delay the beginning of a note, per player.



Made by friends




Blisko was performed by an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist and friend, Marta Zalewska.

She played on every single score I produced over the past few years and her incredible sound is what makes this library special. 
During the recording, Marta commented that performing things this soft, with gain set so high, feels like playing under a microscope. I think it’s the perfect description of the tone and if I wasn’t so into minimalism, I’d put it on a poster.



Expression ready


If you own a MPE device, such as the ROLI Seaboard, you can perform the Moments patches using a multi-dimensional polyphonic control, shaping the textures on per-note basis. Standard MIDI controllers are supported as well.



Built-in effects



Blisko comes with a three-band EQ captured from a ultra-rare Austrian unit, as well as a vintage echo and reverb with three presets each.






Format


VST / AU Plugin. Windows and macOS compatible. Lifetime free updates. Watermarked to you. Downloads with Pulse.

Windows - 32 and 64bit.
Mac - 64 bit only. 13,3GB installed. MPE requires a compatible host.

Shapes


Ark
2xRR, 3 lengths, semi-measured (each note performed slightly different speed)
Rise
2xRR, 2 lengths, semi-measured (each note performed slightly different speed)
Gypsy pizz
5xRR, 1 dynamic layer, limited note range (C1-G3)
Ricochet
3xRR, 1 dynamic layer, random lengths

Moments


Supersoft sustains
Pulse sustains
Col legno sustains
Sul tasto trills
Harmonics
Harmonic trills
Pointillist sustains (pizz)
Pointillist sustains (brushed)
Tremolo bursts
Bow on wood


Want to know more?
Download the manual.




When you preorder, you’ll get the cello and viola now and the violin a week before the official release this Summer.


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