Chocolate Audio Celestial Celesta

Celesta Virtual Instrument for Kontakt Full

Sale ends in:
  • 00


  • 00


  • 00


  • 00


  • Regular price

     Instant Delivery

    Products with the Instant Delivery badge can be delivered to you in seconds after you place your order.

    Manually Processed

    Sent by a human, normally it's very quick! But sometimes it can take up to 24 hours.


    Digital Products

    Digital Products are delivered electronically either via your order status page, or via email.

    No physical product will be shipped to you!

    In most cases, the product you purchase from us is a serial number/license code/activation code to register the product with the manufacturer and download directly from them. This ensures you receive the latest version of products, and the best support when necessary.

    After purchase, your license code and relevant links will appear on your order status page, or they will be sent to you by email.

    For detailed instructions on the registration/download process, you can visit our dedicated page by clicking here: Install Instructions.

Education Proof

Products with education pricing are for students & teachers only. To prove your education status we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.

Types of proof


Student ID Card, Letter of enrollment, or similar


Teacher ID Card, Lecturer ID Card, Payslip, Letter from the school/college

Education proof is submitted to the manufacturer and is accepted at their discretion.

The Basics

iLok is a copy protection method used by many of our brands.

It has 3 types of activations, iLok USB, iLok Machine, and iLok Cloud.

Different brands/products will offer different iLok methods. iLok USB is always an option, but the availability of iLok Cloud and iLok Machine methods is at the discretion of the software developer.

iLok Account

For all iLok protected products, you will need an iLok account. You can create one for free here:!registration

iLok License Manager

To manage your iLok licenses, there is a dedicated app called iLok License Manager. This app is used to register, activate, and move your licenses between locations.

You can download the latest installers from the iLok website:!home

iLok USB Key

iLok USB

This activation is stored on an iLok 2 or 3 USB key.

It is the best option for portability, if you frequently move between multiple machines, and offline use.

iLok Machine ID

Machine ID

This activation is stored locally on your computer.

While this is a convenient way to work offline, and does not require the additional cost of an iLok USB, there is the risk of a license being lost in the case of a drive failure.

This option also requires extra care when you upgrade to a new computer, the license(s) must be deactivated on your old machine first to ensure you do not lose them.

iLok Cloud

iLok Cloud

This activation is based online, and requires a "cloud session" using the iLok License Manager.

It requires an active internet connection for the entire time you use the plugin(s).

This celesta is a very old Mustel made in Paris and properly maintained and restored by skilled technicians in Milano.

We carefully made sure the tuning was the best possible and spent quite a bit of time experimenting with mic choice and positioning.

We ended up using a pair of AKG C414EB from the 70s for their silky and smooth sound as Spot mics and another trio of AKG 451E with CK22 omni capsules for the Decca perspective.

Then, we chose to record the Celesta with its cover removed in order to obtain a less boxy sound, something that is very often done when recording such instruments.

Nonetheless, we emulate the effect of the cover inside our User Interface in case you're looking for that boxier sound.

Heavenly Sounds

The recording techniques we chose allowed us for a very close and up-front sound as a Spot sound. Plenty of low end in the attack is available due to proximity effect in our mic placement.

The orchestral placement is easily achieved (in most presets) by cutting some low end with the onboard EQ and adding the Decca channel.

Extra Choices

Later on, in post-production, we decided to add two more options, sound-wise.

A diffused reverb kind of effect on one channel and a hyped and shimmery halo on the other channel.

These are sounds good for specific usage scenarios in cinematic composing and while orchestrating.

These four channels, by themselves or combined, give you a very wide palette of sounds from a single Celesta sample set.

Mixing A-La-Carte

One might think that having four different choices and combinations of source channels plus the reverb would make finding the perfect balance impossible. It is not.

This Instrument, we believe, easily opens up many different sonic worlds by using its onboard mixer. This tool is focused on easy-to-get results with a few tailored controls:

  • Volume
  • Pan
  • Mute and Solo
  • Width
  • Reverb Send, amount of signal for each microphone that gets processed by the on-board IR Reverb
  • Master effects are a 3-band EQ with cherry-picked frequency centers, a Preset Compressor & Tape Emulation, and the IR Reverb
  • On each single channel you might use a simple but very effective 3-band EQ

Optimal Resources Management

Dealing with an Instrument featuring four sources layered at the same time can bring a heavier than usual load on system resources. The amount of playback voices for the CPU and Disk Streaming, preload in RAM, and load times could suffer.

A click on Purge Muted simply removes from memory all muted channels, not anymore weighing on RAM, CPU, and streaming resources.

Simplicity, with Depth

Our approach to sampled Instruments is to let the musician in you fly free of any technical burden. Fast, full satisfaction is guaranteed: you just need to play, the fastest possible learning curve is always kept as a reference when designing our Instruments. At the same time, when there's that techie-need to tweak and fine-tune, our multi-layer user interfaces allow for it, giving you the best of both worlds.

Advanced Sampling and Scripting

We believe the real breakthrough in these ages is creating advanced, high-quality Instruments which don't require you to earn a masters in computer programming before you start making music with them. Making matters easy for the musician always means introducing more and more layers of complication for us developers. First of all, we are musicians, and we don't want you to end up putting our products on a virtual shelf and forget about them because they are too hard to learn and use.


Our effects section doesn't require a degree in audio engineering to make the best out of it. Just select one of the 17 main Presets and fine-tune it using a few carefully selected parameters.

The Compressor & Tape Emulation section, while rarely used on such an instrument, can bring the Celesta sound into hell-bent territories. No less than 22 + 22 (for when using a single Mic only, marked with a + sign) presets with a simple Amount knob to rule it to your taste.

The Reverb section, again, not so needed based on the sample content, it's a very nice addition and features an in-house developed collection of 101 carefully selected high-quality Impulse Responses coming from both real spaces and revered vintage and contemporary studio hardware.

Key Level Trimming

Celesta is a tough instrument to tame in a mix, also because it’s not easy to find one in very good shape and it’s not even so easy to record one. We made our best efforts in balancing the sound "straight out of the box", but in case you want or need to change the volume of each single key, you can do so from the specific MIDI key-based level trimming.


  • 0.5 GB (lossless compressed) library size, 449 samples
  • 4 layered channels: Spot mics with AKG C414EB, Decca mics with AKG C451E-CK22 and 2 additional sound-designed options, Hyped and Diffuse
  • Sustaining sounds, chromatically sampled
  • Release trails, chromatically sampled
  • Independently controllable sustain-pedal noise
  • Sampled with Millennia preamps fed direct into Apogee converters
  • All of the details of the celesta recreated through the use of our custom advanced scripting
  • Recorded at 24 bit / 96 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 kHz
  • Easy-to-use mixer for extreme sound-mangling

System Requirements

  • Native Instruments Kontakt Full 5.5.2 and above
  • MacOS 10.9 Mavericks and above
  • Windows 7 and above
  • Intel Core 2 Duo CPU or better
  • 4GB RAM or more

Crossgrade Proof

This crossgrade is for owners of a competing DAW. To prove your DAW ownership, we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.

Types of proof

A copy of your purchase receipt for the original license or the most recent update/upgrade

A screenshot of your product registration

A photo of your package (either CD/DVD or printed manual), with the unique serial number included in the photo.