The sound of Ceskie's Alter Ego:
Eva Hummingbird: String Sample Pack Vol. 1
The new gold standard of string samples
150 Unique samples including:
7 Original live string compositions
35 One Shots*
40+ Original stems - for ultimate creative independence
Professionally mixed & mastered
Suitable for any genre
WAV files - drag and drop
Compatible with all DAWs & video software etc.
* made from manipulating & sampling original compositions
The story behind the samples
The Germans are almost onto Hummingbird, a 1940s violinist and spy, undercover in France - when she suddenly loses connection to her London base.
She decides to transmit what she's really known for - her music - hoping it'll get through to someone.
Yet, her broken transmission is lost in the airwaves for 80 years... until now.
Somehow connected to 2021, Eva Hummingbird's signal links us with her emotions and memories from WW2 - captured through her unique string sound-world:
'The Hummingbird sound'.
"A truly rare sound world, like no other. These strings work for production in every genre."
Gil Smith -
Internationally renowned music director, producer, and arranger (Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Chris Brown, Cee Lo Green, G-Eazy, Travis Barker, Eminem, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, Brandy, and Faith Evans)
"This is the real deal... samples that will inspire you to create from your soul"
Paul 'Papabear' Johnson -
Music director, producer, arranger, bassist, drummer (Lil Wayne, Kehlani, Taeyang, Taylor Swift, BAERD)
"One of the most accomplished violinists and string arrangers of our generation"
Connie Shih -
Critically acclaimed concert pianist and collaborator of Steven Isserlis, Maxim Vengerov, Tabea Zimmerman, Joshua Bell, Isabelle Faust, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau.
Ceskie - pronounced "Chess-kii"- infuses 16 years of classical and contemporary music industry experience - performing, writing, producing and mixing - into her work.
She's recorded in 250+ professional sessions as a violinist, played with artists like Jacob Collier, Patrice Rushen and Thomas Newman, and arranged for Kehlani’s upcoming world tour with Justin Bieber.
She's written and recorded for film, performed with classical orchestra and pop string sections across Europe and the USA in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Bridgewater Hall, BSO Symphony hall and performed solo at a private event for Prince William.
She studied violin and composition at conservatory - Chethams School of Music - from age 11. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2020, as a DJ, producer and arranger, with a scholarship-funded B.M. Professional Music degree focused on Music Engineering & Production and Songwriting.
Ceskie has spent thousands of hours DJing and ‘crate-digging’, pairing her study of classical music with a hugely diverse knowledge of contemporary genres. Listen here.
She also worked as a journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Berklee Groove, interviewing artists such as JoJo, Sam Feldt, and Julia Michaels and being invited to cover many events including Mysteryland festival, Boston Calling, Kiss 108 Jingle Ball and multiple events at House of Blues, TD Garden and Big Night Live +.