by sosayweall; Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:24 pm
At Music China Expo 2011 in Shanghai, Kong Audio Software Technology announced and demoed the upcoming box set product: Chinee Orchestra. Chinee Orchestra contains 23 instruments that covers the complete instrument list of the modern Chinese orchestra arrangement and it will be powered by QIN engine for Windows developed in-house by Kong Audio. This is the first ever complete Chinese orchestra setup in the soundware industry.
From its very conception, Chinee Orchestra is designed to meet the genuine Chinese native composers' needs of a true-to-the-culture set of classic Chinese instruments that are proper for the professional standard. Kong Audio, having been developing Chinee Series since 2005 and have won many praises through out the world, have packed up everything in the Chinese Series, added new instruments, updated some instruments with brand-new recordings, molded everything into the powerful QIN engine, and finally, a solid, polished, easy-to-use, authentic sound from China emerges. A go-to tool for the daily work, is here.
Chinee Orcvhestra comprises 23 instruments, including: ChineeWinds, ChineeKong V3, ChineeErhu and ChineeErhu II, ChineeNanxiao, ChineeGuzheng II, ChineePipa, Matouqin, ChineeSuona,ChineeGuanzi, ChineeSheng, ChineeYangqin, ChineeHulusi, ChineeGuQin, ChineeLiuQin, ChineeSanXian. ChineeRuan, ChineeJinHu, ChineeZhongHu, ChineeGaoHu, ChineeBanHu, ChineeXun, ChineeBaWu.
The box set of Chinee Orchestra will be officially available in December. The retail price is to be announced.
by Hupsi; Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:55 pm
sounds great. Will there be a possibility to upgrade if I already have about 2/3 of those instruments or can some of the new instruments be purchased separately (was waiting for the Ruan since a long time...)? Will there be a common interface where you can choose and combine different instruments or does it still work with separate interfaces for each instruments as before?
In any case I am curious, great that you even thought about the Xun.
by sosayweall; Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:38 am
Will there be a possibility to upgrade if I already have about 2/3 of those instruments or can some of the new instruments be purchased separately (was waiting for the Ruan since a long time...)?
Can't answer the other question at the moment.
BTW, Xun is so fun. You guys will love it. It should be a very good tool for scoring as well, given its eerie sound.
by EvilDragon; Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:02 am
Hopefully the price is going to be affordable
by lbsl; Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:04 am
The setup of the new software looked quite different.
Perhaps you could share some screenshots of the new interface if there really is a new interface?
I'm pretty curious what i missed out... (travelling to China is not an easy option for many)
by sosayweall; Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:23 am
Actually, there was no "new" interface per se to speak of in the clips/pictures. Our QIN v2.0 didn't make it to the tradeshow, hence we use QIN v1.0 as the engine to power the versions we showed at Music China. But QIN v2.0 is coming along as we speak. QIN v2.0 will be a free upgrade to all existing customers.
We'll upload an interview clip shot at the fair soon, in which Shan would demonstrate some new instruments.
There will be no sections in this boxset release.
by sidfrancis; Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:30 pm
Somehow I had hoped that Kong might add this in the orchestra bundle.