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Kong Audio releases ChineeErhu
Erhu is a bowed instrument with two strings, originally dated back to Tang Dynasty(7th century A.D.), and is still being widely used today all over China in all kinds of music, from movie scores to opera.
It’s one of the most representative classical Chinese instruments nowadays. It’s also very popular in the whole Asia.
Erhu has a special synthetic flavour which is drastically different from the Western violin. Whilst violin sounds like a splendid soprano in a grand musical, Erhu tells her life story in a hoarse tone from the dark alley. This gives Erhu an unique sound character that’s like nothing else.
For the musicians who are after the purist Chinese sound, ChineeErhu is a must-have. For the musicians who are after exotic and inspirational string sound, ChineeErhu fits the need as well.
More information and audio demo’s are available on the Kong Audio website.
You can also try their free MiniErhu VSTi, the little brother of ChineeErhu.