CineSamples Randy's Celeste
CineSamples is proud to bring to you the first instrument in their Artist Series, Randy Kerber: Randy’s Celeste.
Randy Kerber is a composer, orchestrator and keyboard player, who has had a prolific career in the world of cinema. The recognisable celeste theme in “Harry Potter” composed by John Williams was played by Randy Kerber who developed a unique sound for the celeste that has been featured not only in “Harry Potter I, II, and III” but also “Minority Report”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “The Adventures of Tintin”, and “Warhorse”.
How “Randy’s Celeste” came into being: “I was asked to create a sound that would capture the magical personality of Hedwig, the Owl in Harry Potter. First, I called up an initialised voice patch on the DX-7 synthesizer to embody the soft character of the celeste. Next, I combined a sample of an actual celeste. After some manipulation of these two instruments, I was able to arrive at the unique sound you hear today.”
Kontakt Files for fully purchased Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher. Will not work in the free Kontakt Player