Celestia: Heavenly Sound Design

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.

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$139

989 in stock

$139

Audio Demos

  1. Miniature Giants (Dressed) Brad Jerkins 1:32
  2. Miniature Giants (Naked) Brad Jerkins 1:32
  3. Terrarium (Naked) Andrew Aversa 1:47
  4. Silver Linings (Dressed - Juggernaut) Henning Nugel 2:15
  5. Silver Linings (Naked) Henning Nugel 2:15
  6. Celestia (Dressed) Max Zhdanov 2:52
  7. Celestia (Naked) Max Zhdanov 2:52
  8. Arctic Projection (Naked) Jordan Aguirre 1:57
  9. Falling Star (Dressed) Daniel Szwedek 2:03
  10. Falling Star (Naked + Juggernaut) Daniel Szwedek 2:03
  11. Diving Bell (Dressed + Drums & Vox) Andrew & Jillian Aversa 1:15
  12. Sky Above Me (Naked) Blake Ewing 2:06
  13. Going Interplanetary (Dressed) Jason Cullimore 1:42
  14. Constellations (Dressed) Blake Ewing 1:42
  15. Falling Star (Naked) Daniel Szwedek 2:03
  16. Identity (Naked) Andrew Aversa 1:02
  17. Going Interplanetary (Naked) Jason Cullimore 1:42

Product Info

Content

550 tailor-made NKI presets
Acoustic, Hybrid, FX, Texture, Synth Poly patches
Warm, Glassy, Airy & Grainy, Motion Pads
Gated, Arp & Seq, Leads & Basses
200+ sound sources in 10 categories
Acoustic, vocal, hybrid, and synthetic sources

Features

Powerful synthesis engine with modern UI
Dozens of arp, FX, layer + perform presets
Dual-layer sound + modulation engine
Full FX rack with custom impulse responses
Preset randomizer for controlled chaos
Multiple filter types, envelope + LFO

Requirements

6GB of disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

8GB of RAM

Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.

Core i3, i5, or i7 (or equivalent) processor

A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.

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Kontakt 5.3+ Full Version

This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.

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Details

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.

Interface & Engine

Within the library, you’ll find a rich selection of 550+ highly-polished presets to inspire your music. Beyond that, the engine of Celestia was tailor-made for editing and customization. Delve into the dual layers to change filters, envelopes, pitch, pan, and modulation, add effects, enable arps, gating, crossfading, and legato. You can even roll the dice and randomize some (or all!) of any patch.

If you don’t know much about synthesis, you can have endless variations using the sub-preset system. Each layer of the instrument, the FX, rhythm, and performance sections all have their own set of hand-made presets. By mixing and matching between them, you can create a huge amount of variation from a single sound.

Reviews

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Celestia – Film and Game Composers

“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!”

Meena Shamaly (Film and Game Composers)

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Celestia – Original Sound Version

“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.”

Michael Hoffman (Original Sound Version)

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Celestia – SoundBytes Magazine

“[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.”

David Baer (SoundBytes Magazine)

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Celestia: Heavenly Sound Design – Sounds and Gear

“Look, if you dig ambient sounds and love atmospheres, pads, and things on the the softer side of the audio spectrum like myself, then you owe it to yourself to consider checking this out. Anyone that’s been around here for any amount of time know’s I’m a sucker for ambient pads and atmospheric instruments, so this is a library I’ve been wanting to show you for a while. I’m glad I finally got some time to showcase it because I think it’s very well done and will please anyone into ambient, electronica, new age, chillout, or even pop and rnb production.” (4.5/5)

JK Swopes (Sounds and Gear)