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Kong Audio has released Chinee Orchestra, a set that comprises 23 classical Chinese instruments that cover the complete instrument list of a modern Chinese orchestra arrangement, powered by QIN RV 2.0 engine for Windows developed in-house by Kong Audio. This is the first complete Chinese orchestra setup released in the VST format, say Kong Audio.

From its very conception, Chinee Orchestra is designed to meet Chinese composers' needs for a true-to-the-culture set of classical Chinese instruments that are proper for the standard professional workload. Kong Audio, having been developing Chinee Series since 2005, have packed up everything in the Chinese Series, added 8 new instruments, and updated, moulded everything into one the powerful yet easy to use authentic tool.

The focus of the Chinee Orchestra, other than ChineeWinds, ChineeKong and ChineeErHu, is the new ChineeErhu II. Special attention has been dedicated to ChineeErHu II's design: a different take on the recording for a clearer yet mellower sound and the much easier access to the legato performance, plus the auto upbow/downbow switching. All this attention has made ChineeErHu II a much more alive instrument.

A lot of work went into the making of the new QIN RV 2.0 engine. Based on the experience of QIN engine v1.0, QIN RV 2.0 is rewritten from scratch, hence the better performance and compatibility, and still keeps the original design philosophy. QIN RV 2.0 is now a multi-timbral and multi-out VSTi plug-in for Windows.

The 8 new instruments are:

  • Five new Hu fiddles:
    1. ChineeErHu II.
    2. ChineeJinHu.
    3. ChineeZhongHu.
    4. ChineeGaoHu.
    5. ChineeBanHu.
  • One new plucked instrument:
    1. ChineeRuan (Moon Guitar).
  • Two new wind instruments:
    1. ChineeXun (Chinese Ocarina).
    2. ChineeBaWu.

The complete instrument list of Chinee Orchestra:

  • Wind instruments:
    • ChineeWinds (various Chinese flutes).
    • ChineeNanXiao.
    • ChineeSheng.
    • ChineeSuoNa.
    • ChineeGuanZi.
    • ChineeHuLuSi.
    • ChineeXun.
    • ChineeBaWu.
  • String instruments:
    • ChineeErHu.
    • ChineeErHu II.
    • ChineeJinHu.
    • ChineeZhongHu.
    • ChineeGaoHu.
    • ChineeBanHu.
    • MatouQin.
  • Plucked instruments:
    • ChineeGuZheng II.
    • ChineePiPa.
    • ChineeGuQin.
    • ChineeLiuQin.
    • ChineeSanXian.
    • ChineeRuan.
  • Percussion instruments:
    • ChineeKong V3 (various Chinese percussions).
    • ChineeYangQin.

Highlights:

  • 23 polished classical Chinese instruments.
  • Brand-new QIN RV 2.0 Windows 32-bit native engine.
  • Special attentions have been paid to the legato mode to accommodate Chinese instruments' characteristics.

Pricing & Availability

The price for download version of Chinee Orchestra is $690. Chinee Orchestra is available as immediate direct download, with an optional box-set purchase to follow. Each individual instrument is also available for purchase separately. QIN RV 2.0 engine upgrade is free for existing customers.

System Requirement: Windows Vista/7; 3 GB RAM; 6 GB disk space. Works in VSTi compatible Win32/64 hosts.

QIN RV is Windows 32-bit native. A 3rd party bridge adapter is required if the 64-bit host does not come with an in-built adapter.

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