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Yellow River Sound’s Peking Opera Percussion Sound Library goes US

SoundsOnline has announced that Best Service’s multi-format sound library Peking Opera Percussion by Yellow River Sound has arrived to the US market.

Best Service Peking Opera Percussion

Building on the success of Gu Zheng, this is the second virtual instrument from Yellow River Sound who specialize in reproducing traditional Chinese instruments with authentic detail.

Peking Opera Percussion is a collection of high quality drum and percussion instruments used in traditional Chinese Opera, especially the Peking Opera, one of the cultural treasures of China, and Kunqu Opera, known as the “teacher” or “mother” of a hundred operas. This 3GB library also includes other percussions instruments commonly used in contemporary Chinese music, such as a 4 feet high drum, played in solo and ensemble performances, various gongs and cymbals and the unique Bianzhong, an ancient Chinese instrument found at the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng and dated back to 433 BC, consisting of a set of bronze bells that were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet.

Peking Opera Percussion is produced with top notch sampling, editing and programming by local Chinese producers who have a natural understanding of their culture and a sole passion to express the true quality of Chinese instruments. Peking Opera Percussion incorporates Best Service Engine 2, giving users an easy to use interface and real-time control over essential parameters, as well as a number of playable MIDI templates to help users navigate the intricate rhythm patterns of traditional Chinese opera.

Peking Opera Percussion is available to purchase for MSRP $139 USD.

More information: SoundsOnline / Peking Opera Percussion

Best Service releases Peking Opera Percussion

Best Service has announced Peking Opera Percussion, a virtual drum and percussion instrument for Windows and Mac.

Best Service Peking Opera Percussion

After the success of Gu Zheng, Peking Opera Percussion is the second virtual instrument of our Chinese developer team, who specialized on virtually reproducing traditional Chinese instruments with great passion.

Peking Opera Percussion is a collection of high quality drum and percussion instruments used in traditional Chinese Opera, especially the Peking Opera, one of the cultural treasures of China, and Kunqu Opera, known as the „teacher“ or „mother“ of a hundred operas. The library also includes other percussions instruments commonly used in contemporary Chinese music, such as a 4 feet high drum, played in solo and ensemble performances, various gongs and cymbals and the unique Bianzhong that was found the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng, an ancient Chinese instrument dated 433 BC consisting of a set of bronze bells that were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet.

Like Yellow River Sounds Gu Zheng, Peking Opera Percussion is produced with top notch sampling, editing and programming, by local Chinese producers, who have a natural understanding of their culture and a sole passion to express the true quality of Chinese instruments. To help you find your way into the rhythm patterns of Chinese opera we included many playable midi templates.

Thanks to the Best Service Engine 2 you will enjoy a beautiful and easy to use interface. Get easy real-time control over all the important performance parameters.

Peking Opera Percussion is available to purchase for MSRP 119 EUR/£109 GBP/$139 USD.

More information: Best Service / Peking Opera Percussion

Best Service releases Gu Zheng by Yellow River Sound

Yellow River Sound Gu Zheng

Best Service has released Gu Zheng, a virtual gu zheng instrument by Yellow River Sound.

Gu Zheng is one of the most beautiful, traditional Chinese instruments with a history of more than 2000 years. The modern Gu Zheng is a Chinese plucked zither equipped with 21 strings and movable bridges. Basic playing styles include plucking at the right porti on and pressing at the left portion to produce pitch ornamentations as well as tremolo. Yellow River Sound´s Gu Zheng is produced by Zhang Jian (China Conservatory of Music) & Ma Jing (ADSH) in cooperation with Best Service. For the first time, a Chinese instrument was sampled with great care by local Chinese music producers, who have a natural understanding of their culture and a sole passion to express the true quality of Chinese instruments.

Using the Best Service ENGINE sample player technology, this virtual instrument offers more detailed articulations than ever. Its freshness and elegance reflects the preserved spirit in Chinese culture. While many virtual instruments are involved in the loudness war, YRS Gu Zheng’s low velocity samples allow you to experience the sound of silence, nevertheless, its wide dynamic range also provides punchy impact. With the release of YRS Gu Zheng and more instruments to follow, Chinese instruments will no longer be a sub-category in your ethno library. Long hidden treasures will be rediscovered. Just listen to the demos, they are pure MIDI arrangements and experience the virtual Gu Zheng you’ve always dreamed of!

Gu Zheng features

  • 1.6GB sample library, multi samples on every single velocity layer.
  • Most detailed articulations never available before, up to 5 velocity layers, 3 different tempos of bend up/down etc.
  • Sampled from a famous, custom design Gu Zheng.
  • Recorded at the China Conservatory of Music using Direct Stream Digital Technology and 5 microphone positions.
  • 24bit / 44.1kHz sample playback.
  • One shot single notes on most layers, emulate the real performance.
  • MIDI files and audio phrases included.

Yellow River Sound Gu Zheng is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at 119 EUR.

More information: Best Service / Gu Zheng