Celestia: Heavenly Sound Design by Impact Soundworks – the ideal tool for atmospheric, ethereal, haunting, and evocative instruments! Over 550 hand-crafted sounds ranging from acoustic instruments and textures, to hybrid synths, morphs, pads and beyond. Includes a slick, modern synthesis engine with deep editing and infinite ways to customize your sound.
This instrument is a hybrid composer’s dream: hundreds of synthetic and acoustic sound sources, rich editing, deep synthesis features, and endless ways to create unique variations. Rather than dark and gritty sounds, we instead focused the library and presets on the lighter end of the spectrum…
The library of Celestia contains atmospheric pads, ambient textures, heavenly bells, airy choirs, soft plucks, cosmic effects, and much more. In short, it’s ideal for emotional scoring and ethereal soundscapes in most any genre. Of course, thanks to its extensive editing features, you are not limited to ‘only’ beautiful sounds! Use it for EDM, dramatic flair, orchestral layering, or anything else you imagine.
KONTAKT 5.3 (full version – NOT player) required
“A plethora of sounds on offer, a diverse array of crafted presets, and boundless editing capabilities on the front end: Celestia defies genre and is a hell (or heaven?) of a lot of bang for the buck. Don’t let the name fool you, angels can still turn into demons!”
“My final verdict on Celestia is a positive one. The interface is well-designed and easy-to-use for both professionals and beginners; the collection of 500+ presets makes finding sounds very easy; and the library works great… The ability to quickly alter different sound sources to create your own unique instrument blends is incredibly easy, while the crossfade slider allows for added variety. “I’d highly recommend [Celestia] for anyone looking for a good hybrid acoustic/synth instrument… and it’s a great bargain when compared to similarly priced software.”
“[Celestia’s] convolution can perform all sorts of marvelous sound manipulation… with some impulses that have an almost magical effect. Of course there’s a selection of halls and rooms. But options like ‘Extra Shimmer’, ‘Raindrops’ and ‘Glittering’ are something else entirely and cannot be described in words… It’s utterly simple – so simple that no prerequisite sound design skill is needed to accomplish satisfying results.”
“Sometimes [libraries] border on the unusable … that’s definitely not the case here. Some of the guitar & piano instruments are straight beautiful and the pads & textures are very light and evolving. I also enjoy that everything isn’t a pad or ambiance, even though they all feel like they belong in the same space. You get a really complete collection of complimentary instruments that work very well together. “[Celestia] is a great sounding library with a clean interface and tons of flexibility that delivers and instantly inspiring collection of atmospheric sounds and textures.”