Alder Cello


Inspiring solo cello with unique articulations and textures
For every we sale we plant a tree


A solo cello library inspired by the ocean and its many moods, and the beauty of the shore off the coast of Ireland where Hometree reside, re-introducing bio-diversity to barren lands. Concentrating on highly expressive, evocative and unique playing techniques, ‘low tide’ represents the tidal movements of the ocean, ‘bristeacha’ the uncertainty and turmoil and many moods of waters. Performed by cellist Lidia Alonso and recorded by Adaq Khan in Soho, London. Described as a ‘gem’ by those who have used it so far, explore expressive, moving and inspiring cello textures with the Alder Cello. Being part of ‘Seven Days’ means this is available for a super low price and for every sale, we plant a tree. Combined with the ‘Seven Days Kontakt engine’, it’s easy to sculpt the sound to suit your need.

Mic positions:

OMNI – stereo capturing of the studio offering air and space to the sound
RIBBON – More up close and personal, a beautiful warm, direct sound


Reverb 1
Reverb 2
Delay 1
Delay 2

Simply click which effect you would like to use and the controls will appear. The stacking of reverb and delay allows easy creation of ethereal and modified soundscapes. Behind the scenes the FX chain is as follows:

Tape – Reverb 1 – Delay 1 – Delay 2 – Reverb 2 – Stereo – Limiter 

Controlling levels:

Stacking reverbs and delays can quickly add up and increase the volume significantly, so be sure to keep an eye on levels to avoid any distorted sounds coming through. To help control levels when you feel like cranking things up, the ‘limiter’ toggle is available on all screens. The limiter can also be used as a creative tool when an over-driven crushed sound is desired. Simple turn the limiter on and crank the ‘verb and delay mixes up, and also try cranking the warmth and gain in the tape FX too. This crushed sound is a flavour favourite here at Waverunner Audio.


Sustains: held note at 2 dynamics with vibrato control
cc1 for dynamics / cc21 for vibrato control

Harmonic Sustain: held harmonic notes
cc1 for dynamics

Delicate Trem: held notes performed with a delicate tremolo
cc1 for dynamics

Low Tide: held notes starting with a swell, then going to a delicate tremolo followed by random swells
cc1 for dynamics

Bristeacha: offers different types of performances across the range; a unique and inspiring patch
cc1 for dynamics

Swell NV: short swell with no vibrato
cc1 for dynamics

Swell Vib: short swell with expressive vibrato
cc1 for dynamics

Seagulls: a harmonic slide resulting in an effect similar in sound to seagulls


  • 8 articulations
  • 2 mic positions
  • Recorded at 96k, presented at 24bit/48k
  • 650mb (Kontakt compressed from 1.6gb)
  • Requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.6 +
  • Individually watermarked to you
  • Requires Pulse to download