The story

In late September of last year, I came across a beautiful 5 octave Schiedmayer celesta tucked away in the corner of a storage room at a concert hall venue. I once again brandished my Zoom H2n portable recorder, stuck it on a footrest close to the membrane and proceeded to sample it. Unfortunately I never thought to take any photos of it when I was done, so I created some vector graphics to keep your eyes occupied.


The instrument requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1.


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  • Nicely sampled warm toned celesta!

    Very very nice! I love the sound of celesta. I has a nice amount of reverb and sounds great out of the box!

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • The perfect warm celesta

    This is absolutely beautiful, hands down. It would be pretty much a 5/5 from everyone if it had just a couple of settings like reverb or delay, but it definitely doesn't need any of those in order to shine. The sampling is amazing, the dynamic layers are wonderful, and the overall character is simply fantastic. To the top!

    Alex Raptakis30 October 2021
  • Great Celesta

    This library is one of my all-time PianoBook favorites and most-used. It's intimate sounding, and the recording is very well done. It sits perfectly in mixes without having to do much more than adding a bit of reverb. If you don't already have this library downloaded, don't wait! It's truly one of the greats on the Piano book site!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 14 October 2021
  • My Go To Celeste

    Sounds gorgeous and I use it all the time. Really responsive and not much on the GUI but it doesn't need any tweaking

    Jim Sanger30 November 2021
  • Just about as good as you can get from a celeste library

    There's a charming almost toy piano like character to this celeste, which gives it an innocent sound. It is very useable and definitely one of Pianobook's best in this category.

    R.Treves20 October 2021
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