Michael Longo of Expanding Sound has released a free Ableton Instrument, Celeste, that captures the sound of a celeste in a performance hall.
The celesta or celesta is a keyboard instrument that’s probably best known for its use in Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies and its use by John Williams in his Harry Potter scores.
Longo says, “The celeste is one of the most sweet and beautiful sounding instruments we’ve ever heard. Our free pack includes one single note and one chord instrument, with which you can write beautiful percussive melodies or lullabies.”
The Celeste virtual instrument is a free download from the Expanding Sound site.