9th December 2008
MystSonic has announced the release of Chinese Zither (Gu-Zeng) for Native Instruments' Kontakt.
Chinese Zither-GuZheng is an ancient Chinese plucking style instrument used since more than 2,500 years ago. It is different from the Japanese Koto in that it has more strings and sound range, and has a larger wooden body. Because of its classic wooden harmonic structure, its sound is similar to a harp, but has even more lucidity and clarity.
Instead of a Chinese style pentatonic scale, MystSonic developed Chinese Zither-GuZheng to be as playable a MIDI instrument as possible. You can play any musical scale or music style just on a MIDI keyboard by simply using note key to trigger tremolo start, and then using mod wheel to make tremolo motion changes, or add and select an additional control device to take control tremolo sound. You can also use the mod-wheel individually to trigger pick sound begin forward->backward->forward-> backward... and with MystSonic's Virtual Bending Pitch Wheel System each note pitch change can be modulated separately under the same track.
Features / details:
- 24-bit 48 Khz Guzeng recording with sample size fully optimised to save system resource while maintaining studio quality performance.
- Multi body part and velocity layer sample take includes bridge tone, body tone, and sound hole tones.
- Specialized in live playing performance design using just uni patch for multiple function control.
- Assignable controller for realtime keymap switch between bridge tone and body tone.
- Simulate Chinese Zither tremolo plucking techniques trigger by MIDI keyboard.
- Tremolo expression control by mod wheel.
- Additional assignable controller for tremolo expression control.
- Pick direction change control (when mod wheel value>0, forward->backward ->forward->backward...).
- Each note's pitch changes independently under Virtual Bending Pitch Wheel System filter structure.
- Online manual & playing control skill video.
Chinese Zither-GuZheng is available now for €49.
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