Frank's Celestette

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      A celestette is slightly smaller than a normal celeste and the one I sampled for this sample library has an interesting history. It was first given to my grandfather, Frank Picher, as a gift in 1955, following his miraculous recovery from a life-threatening accident. Later, it would become a part of my brother and I's childhood playroom. After some cleanup and TLC, the glockespiel-like sounds of this vintage instrument are available for you to use and enjoy!

• 3 unique sample sets with full length samples

          • Dry: Close perspective with adjustible key mechanism samples

          • Church: Recorded in a large church with adjustible "Close" and "Far" perspectives and           note release samples

          • Tape: Close perspective using 1970s dynamic microphone, that was recorded onto a

          recycled cassette tape, with adjustible note release samples and tape hiss

• Up to 4x round robin

• Artificially expanded range option

Tech Specs:

     - SFZ Format (Level 2.0+)

     - 48 kHz, FLAC, Stereo/Mono

     - 184.2 MB on Disk (Full Version)

Works in most DAWs and notation software using Plogue's sforzando, a free SFZ player that functions as both a standalone player, as well as a VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin.

Current Version 1.0.1 Version History



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