Note: this post is from 2009, outbound links may be broken.
Kong Audio releases ChineeYangQin
Kong Audio has released ChineeYangQin, a virtual dulcimer instrument for Windows PC.
YangQin (Chinese Dulcimer) is a relatively new member of the Chinese instrument family. It was not until the late Ming Dynasty (mid-17th century) that YangQin started to show up in China.
It is well-known that dulcimer was originated from the Persian civilization, but since YangQin’s sound character fitted so well to the taste of Chinese mentalite, it soon spread widely, especially in the southern China.
Kong Audio faithfully captured and recreated YangQin for modern Chinese composers’ unfulfilled needs.
- 270 MB meticulously produced sample sets.
- Works in VSTi compatible hosts.
- All samples are recorded in 1-bit/2.8 MHz.
- ChineeYangQin (in C) contains various types of legato, rolls and back-striking playing techniques. The note range is from A2–A6.
ChineeYangQin is available as a VST instrument for Windows PC (no 64-bit host support) for $60 USD. For a limited time (until July 17, 2009), any new customer of the Essential China and Instant China packs can get ChineeYangQin with a 50% discount.
Visit Kong Audio for more information and audio demos.