Frank's Celestette

Will work in most DAWs and notation software, using Plogue's sforzando!

      A celestette is slightly smaller than a normal celeste and the one I sampled was first given to my grandfather, Frank Picher, as a gift in 1955, following his miraculous recovery from a life-threatening accident. This virtual recreation features hundreds of samples, up to 4x round robin, 2 spaces, and multiple microphones, all put together to create 3 versions of the same instrument. 



     - Frank's Celestette (Dry): Close perspective, adjustable key mechanism samples.

     - Frank's Celestette (Church): Recorded in a large church with adjustable Close/Far perspectives , adjustable note release samples.

     - Frank's Celestette (Tape): Close perspective with a vintage dynamic microphone and recorded to a cassette tape, adjustable note release samples, adjustable tape hiss.

     - Up to 4x round robin

     - Expanded range option.

     - Works with Plogue's sforzando, a free SFZ player that functions as both a standalone player and a VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin, for use in a DAW or notation software

Tech Specs:

     - SFZ Format (Level 2.0+)

     - 48 kHz/24-bit, WAV, Stereo/Mono

     - 746.7 MB on Disk (Full Version)

Current Version 1.0 Version History

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Frank's Celestette


Dry Version Only

Demo Version

Full Version

- A taste of everything,

all on one keyboard layout

- Frank's Celestette (Dry)

- Frank's Celestette (Dry)

- Frank's Celestette (Church)

- Frank's Celestette (Tape)


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I have been composing original music for over a decade! My work has been heard in award-winning short films as well as audio dramas, private commissions, and performed live in concert.


To help me make my music, I create my own unique virtual instrument sample libraries, which are available for download by my fellow musicians and composers.


As a trumpet player, I have experience performing both classical music and jazz, earning awards and honors in both styles. See Full Bio