Cinesamples releases Artist Series Tina Guo library for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced the release of Tina Guo, a new Artist Series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt & Kontakt Player.

Cinesamples Tina Guo

This library offers an exquisitely unique and progressive take on the Acoustic and Electric Cello, as well as the traditional Chinese instrument, the Erhu.

Encapsulating Tina’s ultra-expressive and experimental performance style within a sample library is an undertaking that was accomplished through blurring the lines between music and sound design- a vital element of her music.

The library distinguishes itself from traditional instrument libraries in that the key to unlocking its full potential is through approaching it from the mindset of a producer. An expansive arsenal of innovative sound design and composition tools introduces a multitude of new ways to explore and create fresh sounds that will certainly take your productions to the next level.

The library is available for purchase for $299 USD. Requires Kontakt (Full and Player) 5.3.1 or higher.

More information: Cinesamples / Tina Guo

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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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