Kong Audio has announced the release of its Chinee Orchestra, a set comprising of 23 classical Chinese instruments covering the complete instrument list of a modern Chinese orchestra arrangement, powered by the in-house developed QIN RV 2.0 engine for Windows.
From its very conception, Chinee Orchestra is designed to meet Chinese composers’ needs for a true-to-the-culture set of classical Chinese instruments that are proper for the standard professional workload. Kong Audio, having been developing Chinee Series since 2005, have packed up everything in the Chinese Series, added 8 new instruments, and updated, molded everything into one the powerful yet easy to use authentic tool. Chinee Orchestra is for work, and is for fun as well, as the sound from a different civilization can be simply inspiring.
The focus of the Chinee Orchestra, other than the much lauded ChineeWinds, ChineeKong and ChineeErHu, is the new ChineeErhu II. Special attention has been dedicated to ChineeErHu II’s design: a different take on the recording for a clearer yet mellower sound and the much easier access to the legato performance, plus the auto upbow/downbow switching. All these attentions have made ChineeErHu II a much alive instrument.
A lot of work has went into the making of the new QIN RV 2.0 engine. Based on the experience of QIN engine v1.0, QIN RV 2.0 is rewritten from the scratch, hence the better performance and compatibility, and still keeps the original design philosophy. QIN RV 2.0 is now a multitimbral and multiout VSTi plugin.
Chinee Orchestra features
- 23 polished classical Chinese instruments, including 8 new instruments:
- 5 Hu fiddles: ChineeErHu II, ChineeJinHu, ChineeZhongHu, ChineeGaoHu, ChineeBanHu.
- 1 plucked instrument: ChineeRuan (Moon Guitar).
- 2 wind instruments: ChineeXun (Chinese Ocarina), ChineeBaWu.
- Re-written from the scratch, the brand new multitimbral/multiout QIN RV 2.0 Windows 32-bit native engine.
- Special attentions have been paid to the legato mode to accommodate Chinese instruments’ characteristics.
Chinee Orchestra is available to purchase as a VST instrument for Windows, priced at $690 USD. Each individual instrument is also available for purchase separately. QIN RV 2.0 engine upgrade is free for existing customers.