Need a good cello

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Etheric Hz
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Need a good cello

Post by Etheric Hz » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:35 pm

Hello all. Please help. I am looking for a good cello easy to use for Mixcraft. Unfortunately Mixcraft's cello leaves my listeners with earaches. I love it and all Mixcraft instruments, but my listeners think it is grating, unnatural and hurts the brain. I have been told I need a more natural sounding cello. I would like advice on good cellos compatible with Mixcraft, as well as any tips on how to make Mixcraft's cello sound better. Like what effects. I have MC Pro 9. As a caveat, Mixcraft is the best DAW I have ever used. Thank you Mixcraft!

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Re: Need a good cello

Post by jlouvar » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:49 pm

Etheric Hz wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:35 pm
Hello all. Please help. I am looking for a good cello easy to use for Mixcraft. Unfortunately Mixcraft's cello leaves my listeners with earaches. I love it and all Mixcraft instruments, but my listeners think it is grating, unnatural and hurts the brain. I have been told I need a more natural sounding cello. I would like advice on good cellos compatible with Mixcraft, as well as any tips on how to make Mixcraft's cello sound better. Like what effects. I have MC Pro 9. As a caveat, Mixcraft is the best DAW I have ever used. Thank you Mixcraft!
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I think the VSTi Cello provided with Acoustica Mixcraft 9 sounds fantastic with a good surface controller. But for the most natural sounding cello sound you need to record with a real physical cello.
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Re: Need a good cello

Post by squeakie » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:18 am

What is your budget? There are several good VST cellos out there. I think Sweetwater has a good selection to choose from. You might want to look into AudioModeling’s SWAM Solo Cello. I think it’s $120, and damn does it sound good. It’s physical modeling.

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Re: Need a good cello

Post by mixyguy2 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:03 pm

Hopefully it's OK to suggest this, but I would post something on gearslutz.com.

It may be overkill but you might consider an entire strings library vs just a cello, much more bang for your buck that way, and maybe more functionality too (articulations etc).

Bret Seckinger
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Re: Need a good cello

Post by Bret Seckinger » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:06 pm

Just get a few quality sounds from splice and throw them in your DAW for further tweaking. Lots of quality sounds there so I'm sure you'll find something for cello too.

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Re: Need a good cello

Post by liberaltugboat » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:45 pm

What notes are you playing the cello at? The range on a cello is C2-E6, anything outside of that is going to sound bad.

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