Embertone has released Chang Erhu, a deeply-sampled authentic Chinese fiddle for Kontakt.
The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument. It is used in small ensembles and large orchestras, and is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.
- Authentic, fully playable Chinese fiddle.
- Round Robin bowed, slurred, gliss legato.
- Bow/Slur/Gliss Legato, Pizz, Trem, Shorts.
- Fully controllable, rebuilt vibrato.
- Watermarked individually.
- Custom-scripted Ensemble mode.
The Chang Erhu is designed to be flexible, expressive and versatile, offering users full control over vibrato intensity/speed, dynamics, portamento speeds AND staccato length. It features 2X round-robin bowed/slurred/portamento legato, 4X sustains, 4X "same-note" transitions, 8X shorts and 12X pizzicato.
Price: $80. Users can obtain the 24-bit sample bundle for $5 more. It is compatible with Kontakt 4/5 Full (Not Kontakt Player).