Barbarian Cello
release date: 27.06.2023

Barbarian Cello


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A trailblazer in the realm of extended bowing techniques

The aim of Barbarian Cello is to reproduce the strong and unpolished cello sound. To provide the most genuine and lifelike performances, this instrument has undergone careful editing. The playing style of classical string instruments serves as a model for Barbarian Cello, a pioneer in the field of prolonged bowing methods. It delivers a flexible result that adapts easily to many musical styles.

Key Features:

  • Unparalleled rebowing engine
  • Multiple types of smooth legato transitions
  • Diverse range of articulations with numerous round robins
  • Two variations of attacks for sustained notes
  • Natural and captivating sound quality
  • Keyswitch, split, and morph modes for enhanced flexibility.

Barbarian Cello GUI


  • Rebowing Engine - Barbarian Cello employs a one-of-a-kind rebowing engine, meticulously designed to minimize note repetition in extended bowing sequences. It achieves this by incorporating up to 5 variations per note, effectively eliminating the "machine gun effect. Furthermore, the repetitions are extracted from phrases, ensuring a natural and authentic performance.

  • The legato engine - A legato which has two different types of transitions that are activated depending on your performance and that make this instrument especially good with fast passages. The regular transitions have been meticulously recorded up to an octave both up and down and the fast transitions have been recorded up to a perfect fourth so you can seamlessly do fast ornaments and runs.

Many options...

Barbarian Cello features a wide variety of articulations covering the lowest to the highest dynamic ranges. Legato, harmonics, flautando, 3 types of swells and much more. In addition, the long articulations feature soft and hard attacks for added expressive possibilities. The short articulations have been extracted from phrases for a greater naturalness and better connection between them, highlighting the spiccato with 12 round robins and 5 dynamic layers.

Barbarian Cello GUI 2

User interface

The interface has three different modes:

  1. With keyswitch mode you can change the articulation using the red keys located in the highest register of the keyboard.
  2. The split mode will allow you to divide the keyboard into two different parts, for example being able to play legato on the right side and sustains on the left.
  3. With morph mode you can transform an articulation into another that you want, very useful for example to transform the flutando into harmonics or any other combination that you like.

Individual patches are also available if you like to work this way or you want to save resources.

Requires Kontakt 5.8.1 (Full version only) and above.

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System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

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