The most comprehensive Chinese instruments collection.
China Impression is a sample library collection of authentic Chinese instruments. Sound Magic is glad to offer this product as our effects in 20 years to record all instruments in this collection one by one. Combined over 60 instruments, this collection is the most comprehensive instruments collection for Chinese musical instruments. And it mainly focuses on the solo performance of each beautiful instruments. (Sound Magic will have Chinese instruments ensembles in near future).
This deeply sampled collection has 310GB uncompressed content. Every instrument is recorded with multi velocity layers, round robin samples and multi microphone positions. Also because the aim of this collection is on solo performance, we tried to record the techniques of each instrument as many as possible. To ensure the best sound quality, Sound Magic not only used the best recording gears available on the market, like dCS AD/DA converters, microphones from Neumann, Beyerdynamic and Sony, but also our recording standard begins with 24-bit/96kHz resolution, over half of the recordings are done with a higher resolution of 32-bit/192kHz.
To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of these complex and beautiful sounds, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Philharmonic to record their wide variety of sounds. Sound Magic also tried to pick some of the most valuable instruments in China to record the most beautiful sounds dating back to Tang Dynasty.