Wavesfactory releases Guzheng virtual instrument for Kontakt

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Wavesfactory Guzheng

Wavesfactory has announced the release of Guzheng, a virtual guzheng instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Guzheng is a Chinese plucked zither, ancestor of several Asian instruments such as the Japanese koto, the Mongolian Yatga and the Korean gayageum. It has 21 strings and movable bridges.

Guzheng features

  • 5 articulations: fingers, pick, stick, bow and ebow.
  • Up to 4x round robin and 4 velocity layers.
  • Scripted realistic tremolo effect, control its velocity and intensity naturally and musically.
  • Pitch wheel affects to the last played note without affecting the rest, like in the real instrument when players press the string on the other side of the bridge to make pitch bend and vibrato.
  • 2.29 GB installed (Stereo WAV files, 44.1KHz 24bit).

The library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / Guzheng

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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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Kong Audio updates ChineeXun + QIN RV 2.0 engine update for ChineeGuZheng Classic

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Kong Audio ChineeXun

Kong Audio has released an update for the freeware ChineeGuZheng Classic featuring the new QIN RV 2.0 engine, and an update for ChineeXun, the virtual Chinese ocarina instrument.

ChineeGuZheng Classic has an extensive sampleset which contains various types of tremolo, slide, Glissando, and strumming. It is the predecessor of the brand new ChineeGuZheng II. The free ChineeGuzheng Classic powered by the brand new QIN RV 2.0 engine is now available for download.
ChineeXun, the Chinese ocarina, has had the sampleset updated with fixes and modifications. This update is free for existing customers.

QIN RV 2.0 engine sports 16 MIDI and Audio channels with multi-timbral capability and can load multiple KAI instruments for easier project and resource management. Some features of standard QIN RV instruments are disabled in the free GuZheng Classic:

  • Velocity Mapping in Keymaps Editor disabled.
  • Keywsitch 2 and Keyswitch 3 Extenders disabled.

More information: Kong Audio

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Soniccouture launches Exotic Percussion Sale – 50% off sample libraries

Soniccouture has announced a limited time promotion, offering 50% off 5 Exotic Percussion sample libraries.

Soniccouture Exotic Percussion Sale

50% OFF 5 GREAT PERCUSSION PRODUCTS – UNTIL FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER – 7 DAYS ONLY

Simply enter the code for the product you would like :

Balinese Gamelan Composers Edition : GAMELAN50
The Skiddaw Stones : STONES50
Morpheus : MORPH50
Tingklik : TING50
Guzheng : GU50

Only one code can be used per purchase. Cannot be used with the current “Buy One Get One Free” offer. The offer ends 23 December, 2011.

More information: Soniccouture / Exotic Percussion

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Kong Audio ChineeGuZheng Classic VST plugin now free

Kong Audio has set free its ChineeGuZheng Classic virtual instrument.

Kong Audio ChineeGuZheng
Kong Audio ChineeGuZheng

ChineeGuZheng Classic has an extensive sampleset which contains various types of tremolo, slide, glissando, and strumming. It is the predecessor of the brand new ChineeGuZheng II.

ChineeGuZheng Classic is now freeware. It’s the complete version with all the samplesets from the previously commercial version.

One unique feature that sets ChineeGuZheng Classic apart from other GuZheng libraries out there, is that it was performed using GuQin’s techniques. This subtle yet distinctive difference makes ChineeGuZheng Classic a collector’s item to any GuZheng/GuQin lovers!

ChineeGuZheng Classic is now available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Kong Audio / ChineeGuZheng Classic

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