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Sound Magic releases Laurel Pipa for Kontakt 5

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Sound Magic Laurel Pipa

Sound Magic has announced the releases of a Kontakt 5 version of its Laurel Pipa Chinese instruments sample library.

The Pipa is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument which has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12-26, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. The Pipa is able to express a wide range of emotions. It can be bright and harsh when you need to portray battles or great tension. The Pipa can also melt your heart with it’s warm expressive tones on sad songs or love ballads. Laurel Pipa gives you more than 10 expression controls, allowing an amazing range of expression.

Changes in Laurel Pipa for Kontakt 5

  • All Skills can be key switched now.
  • Combines PipaBasic and PipaExtend into one nki file.
  • Customized GUI, use the same background image as plug-in version.
  • Use compressed samples which save a lot of space.
  • Many minor changes.

The Laurel Pipa library is available to purchase for 99 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / Laurel Pipa

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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 Laurel Pipa Chinese lute sample library released

Sound Magic has announced the release of Laurel Pipa, a Chinese lute sample library.

Sound Magic Laurel Pipa

The Pipa, also known as the Chinese lute, is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years. In comparison to western instruments such as violins or guitars, the Pipa has traditionally been dependent on many performance skills to produce it’s wide variations in sound.

Laurel Pipa is the largest sampled Pipa to appear on the market. Our 2.5GB library covers nearly all existing performance skills of Pipa, with over 15 categories and 60 variations.

To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious Central Academy of Drama in Beijing to record their wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of these world reknowned Pipa performers, Sound Magic has developed a simpler set of controls to let you control all 60 skills on the fly.

By using the best recording gear available on the market, including a Neve console, dCS AD converter and Beyerdynamic MC740 Microphones. Laurel Pipa brings you super clarity and an expressive sound. Laurel Pipa has over 2000 samples, each recorded with 24Bit/96KHz resolution for maximum fidelity.

Laural Pipa is available as an instrument plugin for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) and as a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt. Each format is priced at 99 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / Laurel Pipa

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Sound Magic intros Liang’s Pipa virtual instrument

Sound Magic has announced the release of Liang’s Pipa, a virtual pipa instrument.

Sound Magic Liang's Pipa

The Pipa is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument which has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12-26, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. The Pipa is able to express a wide range of emotions. It can be bright and harsh when you need to portray battles or great tension. The Pipa can also melt your heart with it’s warm expressive tones on sad songs or love ballads. Liang’s Pipa gives you more than 10 expression controls, allowing an amazing range of expression.

The Pipa, also known as the Chinese lute, is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years. In comparison to western instruments such as violins or guitars, the Pipa has traditionally been dependent on many performance skills to produce it’s wide variations in sound. Liang’s Pipa is the largest sampled Pipa to appear on the market. Our 2.5GB library covers nearly all existing performance skills of Pipa, with over 15 categories and 60 variations.

To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious Central Academy of Drama in Beijing to record their wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of these world reknowned Pipa performers, Sound Magic has developed a simpler set of controls to let you control all 60 skills on the fly.

Liang’s Pipa 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 2.5GB size and over 2000 samples.
  • Key Switch, Mod switch different groups of samples.
  • Multi Layer Velocity Sample provides realistic experience..
  • Unique Effects Samples.
  • Over 15 categories, 60 kinds of performance skills .

The sound library for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $99 USD as a download.

More information: Sound Magic / Liang’s Pipa

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