Tag Archives: Classical Chinese instruments

Ilya Efimov – Bawu (KONTAKT)

By | April 27, 2017

  The bawu is a Chinese wind instrument. Although shaped like a flute, it is actually a free reed instrument, with a single metal reed. It is played in a transverse (horizontal) manner. It has a pure, clarinet-like timbre and its playing technique incorporates the use of much ornamentation, particularly bending tones. The bawu likely originated in the… Read More »

Best Service – Gu Zheng (ENGINE 2)

By | April 12, 2017

Gu Zheng – Chinese zither is one of the most beautiful, traditional Chinese instruments with a history of more than 2000 years. 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 music producers, who have a true understanding… Read More »

Kong Audio – Chineewinds v1.8.4 (VST) [Win x86]

By | October 15, 2016

  ChineeWinds is a sample based Chinese “Dizi”. Dizi (bamboo flute) has been a traditional and popular instrument in China for many centuries and as an essential Chinese instrument, it is still widely used today. It can be heard everywhere ranging from modern Chinese film scores, to modern Chinese pop music (e.g. 12 Girls Band). There are many… Read More »

Kong Audio – ChineeHuLuSi v1.0.1 (VST) [Win x86]

By | October 15, 2016

ChineeHuluSi: The Riveting Bottle Gourds from the South of Clouds. HuluSi is a free-reed wind instrument from China. “Hulu” is the Chinese name for bottle gourd; “Si”, silk, is used here to describe the unrelenting characteristic of HuluSi’s vibrating tail tone. The history of HuluSi is not well documented other than that it may have been used by… Read More »

Kong Audio – Chinee GuQin v1.0 (VST) [Win x86]

By | October 15, 2016

ChineeGuQin is a sample-based emulation of a GuQin. “The Vivacious Vessel of Harmony” GuQin is among the few most distinctive and representative classical Chinese instruments ever. The written record of it can be traced back to at least 3,000 years ago. It’s a zither similar to GuZheng, but since GuQin does not have bridges, it is far more… Read More »