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Cantus, Gregorian Chants

Continuing the vocal series by Eduardo Tarilonte, Cantus offers a real Gregorian Monk Ensemble featuringƒƒ¬šƒ‚ the soundsƒƒ¬šƒ‚ ofƒƒ¬šƒ‚ the dark Middle Ages.ƒƒ¬šƒ‚ 

A perfectƒƒ¬šƒ‚ tool for composers and sound designers to create ambiencesƒƒ¬šƒ‚ and music forƒƒ¬šƒ‚ films, documentaries, video games and new age music.

Unparalleled realism... ......Pure inspiration

Cantus is a unique choir library that aims forƒƒ¬šƒ‚ easily creating your own ultra-realistic liturgical melodies, without using any phrases. Cantus offers a powerful and innovative Phrase-Arranger which combines 24 words (120 elements including words and their syllables) with 5 true legato vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and a special Mmmh articulation, all at your finger tipsƒƒ¬šƒ‚ in one patch.


Cantus offers:

  • 5 different true Gregorian style legatos (a, e, i, o, u)
  • Mmmh articulation
  • A powerful Phrase-Arranger with 24 words,ƒƒ¬šƒ‚ 3 different articulations (staccato, fast and slow speeds).
  • Words can be split intoƒƒ¬šƒ‚ a total of 120 words/syllables
  • Words can be combined with true legato playing while the corresponding vowel is automatically selected
  • A collection of 20 Gregorian chants splitted into 400 phrases.
  • 60 minutes of music
  • 19 soundscapes, created from vocal samples.
  • 6.000 samples (stereo, 44kHz, 24 bit),ƒƒ¬šƒ‚ Library Sizeƒƒ¬šƒ‚ 2.8ƒƒ¬šƒ‚ GB.

Minimum Free Kontakt Player or Full Kontakt Version 5.8.1 required

Let's notƒƒ¬šƒ‚ forget to give thanks to the Schola Gregoriana Hispana, an amazing gregorian ensemble with more than 25 years of experience and especially to its conductor Francisco Javier Lara who conducted the Monks of Silos for many years, gaining international fameƒƒ¬šƒ‚ with the album "Chant".

You can now download an update for your Cantus or Mystica Library in your Native Instruments user account or directly in the Native Instrument Service Center. With this update we introduced compatibility between Cantus and Mystica, allowing you to exchange Phrase Arranger presets between both libraries. This update is greatly recommended for all Cantus and Mystica owners.

Thomas Mavian for

"If you ever need to write something remotely connected to gregorian monks chanting youƒƒ¢ƒ¢¬š¬ƒ¢¬ž¢d be a fool not to try Cantus - Gregorian Chants."

Eduardo Tarilonte:

Recording a gregorian choir, has been a long awaited dream coming true since I started developing sample libraries in 2006.
What looked like an easy task was totally the opposite. Finding a true gregorian choir is something hard to accomplish since there are not so many of them and just a few ones that are really good. Gregorian music has its own nuances, it is not just another choir, you cannot get the real feeling with a regular choir pretending to sing Gregorian. If you do not capture all those details andƒƒ¬šƒ‚ if you do not really love Gregorian music, you wonƒƒ¬šƒ‚´t be able to get that genuine sound. That sound which is so special, that touches your soul and transports you to the middle ages, to those lost abbeys covered by mist, the sound of the ancient bells pealing to pray.
All those lost secrets, all that magic is contained in this library.

I decided to record Cantus in a dry enviroment for many reasons: Gregorian music and reverb are good partners, so I didnƒƒ¬šƒ‚´t want to tie the recordings to any special room sound. There are so many impressive reverbs out there, that I chose to give complete control over the reverb characteristics.
The recording was carefully done with 8 Neumann microphones and mixed to get that true monks sound. I wanted you to feel the cold breath of the monk's singing mouths in those cold monasteries - rightƒƒ¬šƒ‚ in your face while playing the library. This library is a dream come true for me, and like in every library I make, there is a lot of love in it. I hope you will get the same goosebumps, I got making it.

Enjoy your journey into those mysterious ancient days of the lost abbeys.


February 2014



When the Monks in the Middle Ages werenƒƒ¬šƒ‚´t making beer they were often singing and Gregorian Chants are some of the earliest documentations of music.ƒƒ¬šƒ‚ 


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