The Short Harmonics Cello

A beautiful set of cello harmonics recorded with a Sennheiser e641....

The story

I’ve been playing the cello for more or less 6 years now. And it opened a whole new world for me. I play in string ensembles and a big symphony orchestra. Through music, I made many new friends, and at some point I started to compose my own music. As I grew from pint-sized to Tarzan-sized, I had to switch cellos. And sometimes I had to get a new one because some kids used my instrument as a trampoline. Now I got a new cello again, which I like a lot better than the cellos before this one (all rented), and I want to share it with you.
So here it is:

The Short Harmonics Cello was recorded with a Sennheiser e641. It’s the first time I did any code writing, so I kept the instrument simple. It has several knobs for effects like reverb or delay, and you can adjust the expression via modwheel. And I’m thinking about a cello-series including legato, pizzicato and other techniques.
It’s a bit detuned to give it a little bit of a sad feeling. I hope you like it 🙂
And I’m thinking about a cello-series including legato, pizzicato and other techniques.


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  • Something interesting is going on here!

    At first I thought of this as very simple and kind of limited. Then I realised you can create easily some nice thriller-like melodies - you know, the ones that probably play in a kind of creepy walking cue in a thriller film. Unfortunately the higher velocity samples suffer from a long release tail full of noise that continues for around 6-7 seconds, which is almost cruel... I'd love to have the option to control the release in general to make it a little more staccatissimo. The GUI is near-perfect and it offers many settings for you to mess with and find your own sound.

    Alex Raptakis16 October 2021
  • Immersive, cinematic sound

    Immersive sound, perfect for cinematic compositions. It only has a single articulation but even with its limitations is a great instrument that sounds really good. Great job BelaZee!

    Gabriele13 October 2021