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Embertone releases Chang Erhu for Kontakt

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Embertone has launched Chang Erhu, a deep sampled erhu instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Chang Erhu

The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument. It may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.

Our Erhu can create profoundly expressive and beautiful music, and it’s also sooooo much fun to play. Its flexibility and out-of-the-box sound is undeniable! …and we don’t think there’s a virtual erhu out there to match it!

Chang Erhu features

  • True legato programming with 2x true round robin.
  • Bow Change, Slurs, Portamentos.
  • Custom Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke.
  • Control over vibrato speed and intensity.
  • 3200+ recorded samples.
  • 1.6 GB installed.
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16-bit stereo/mono (recorded 96KHz/24-bit).

Chang Erhu is available for purchase for $80 USD (16-bit) / $85 (24-bit & 16-bit). Requires full version of Kontakt 4/5.

More information: Embertone / Chang Erhu

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Cinesamples announces The Tina Guo Sample Library

Cinesamples has announced The Tina Guo Sample Library, an upcoming sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Nearly 2 years in the making, the Library will feature 3 playable instruments: acoustic cello, electric cello, and erhu, as well as loops in multiple genres, full melodic phrases with an integrated phrase-builder, sound design tools, innovative new use of the Kontakt player incorporating granular synthesis, changeable photo “skins” for the interface, and more.

The library will be available from Cinesamples on September 9th, 2014.

More information: Cinesamples

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Sound Magic intros China Impression bundle

Sound Magic China Story Erhu

Sound Magic has announced China Impression, a bundle of three virtual Chinese traditional instruments: China Story Erhu, Laurel Pipa and Bamboo Dreams Bawu.

These 3 instruments can help musician to bring Classic Asian/Chinese flavor into their music. At the mean time, it also saves money.

China Story Erhu features Erhu, which is also regarded as Chinese Violin. This instrument is the main string instrument used in traditional Chinese music and you can hear it nearly in every Hollywood movie which has Chinese elements.

Laurel Pipa features Pipa, which is also called Chinese lute. In traditional Chinese music, Pipa plays the same role as guitar.

Bamboo Dreams Bawu features Bawu, which is a woodwind instrument.

The China Impression bundle costs 249 EUR. Existing users of China Story Erhu, Laurel Pipa and Bamboo Dreams Bawu can upgrade at the difference between the bundle price and purchase products.

More information: Sound Magic / China Impression

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Sound Magic releases China Story Erhu for Kontakt 5

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Sound Magic China Story Erhu

Sound Magic has announced that its China Story Erhu virtual instrument is now available in Native Instruments Kontakt 5 format.

The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc

China Story Erhu Kontakt 5 features the latest technology provided by Kontakt 5 – Compressed Samples, Custom Scripts, high quality effects unit and Powerful keyswitch and controller switch system.

New in China Story Erhu for Kontakt 5

  • All Skills can be key switched.
  • Combines Erhu Basic and Erhu Tech into one nki file.
  • Customized GUI, use the same background image as plugin version.
  • Use controller #1 to control different moods.
  • Use compressed samples which saves a lot space.
  • Many minor changes.

The China Story Erhu library for Kontakt 5 is available to purchase for 99 EUR. The upgrade to the Kontakt 5 version is free for existing customers of China Story Erhu.

More information: Sound Magic / China Story Erhu

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Kong Audio announces Chinee Orchestra Boxset

Kong Audio Chinee Orchestra Boxset

Kong Audio has announced that its Chinee Orchestra collection of sample-based Chinese traditional instruments will be available as a boxset shortly.

The boxset is currently is production. The disc will include the latest update to the instruments as well as the updated QIN engine player. Quite some instruments have been re-polished under the hood and are integrated with a new legato Extender module in the upcoming release, to provide a even more nuanced expressiveness to the instruments.

All of Kong Audio’s updates have been free for existing customers since 2005, and this upcoming update will be available as free download too.

Chinee Orchestra, powered by Windows native QIN RV 2.0 engine, contains 22 instruments, covering strings, plucked, percussion and wind instruments: ChineeWinds, ChineeKong V3, ErHu and ErHu II, NanXiao, GuZheng II, PiPa, MaTouQin, SuoNa, GuanZi, Sheng, YangQin, HuLuSi, GuQin, LiuQin, SanXian. Ruan, JinHu, ZhongHu, GaoHu, BanHu, Xun, BaWu.

More information: Kong Audio

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Sound Magic releases China Story Erhu sound library

Sound Magic China Story Erhu

Sound Magic has announced China Story Erhu, a virtual Chinese Erhu instrument.

To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Orchestra in Beijing to record their wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of these world reknowned Erhu performers, Sound Magic has developed a simpler set of controls to let you control all 100 skills on the fly.

By using the best recording gear available on the market, including a Neve 5088 console, dCS 905 AD converter and Beyerdynamic MC740 Microphones. China Story Erhu brings you super clarity and an expressive sound. Erhu has over 3000 samples, each recorded with 24Bit/96KHz resolution for maximum fidelity.

Another critical feature in China Story Erhu VSTi is its use of the powerful Sound Magic Add-on System. Bringing unlimited extension possibilities to the instrument, each Add-on focuses on solving one specific problem with the aim of a thorough – but lightning quick – solution. Every musician has his/her own needs, their own challenges and the Add-on System is the ideal tool, providing solutions with great precision and flexibility. With the Add-on System, China Story Erhu becomes even more versatile. With the right Add-on, you can even create an awesome violin!

China Story Erhu features

  • High Quality 24Bit/96KHz Resolution Samples.
  • VSTi/AU/ Kontakt Format.
  • VSTi supports Sound Magic’s Add-on System.
  • Patented Multi-Dimension Vector Synthesis (MVS) Technologies.
  • Over 3.2GB size and over 3000 samples.
  • Key Switch, Mod switch different groups of samples.
  • Multi Layer Velocity Sample provides realistic experience.
  • Unique Effects Samples.
  • Over 20 categories, 100 kinds of performance skills.

The China Story Erhu is available to purchase for 99 EUR in Kontakt and native Windows and Mac formats (VST/AU).

More information: Sound Magic / China Story Erhu

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Kong Audio Chinee Orchestra bundles 23 classic Chinese instruments

Kong Audio

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.

Kong Audio Chinee Orchestra
Chinee Orchestra features Kong Audio’s new QIN RV 2.0 engine.

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.

More information: Kong Audio / Chinee Orchestra

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