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 Ample China Pipa II by Ample Sound is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Standalone Application. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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Product Ample China Pipa II
Developer Ample Sound
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags China Pipa
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Windows 7/8/10, 64-bit only (32-bit not supported)
Downloads Released
System Requirements
From 10.9 to 10.14
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionDongle (PACE iLok Smart Key)

Ample China Pipa is composed of two sample libraries: Master (traditional Pipa timbre) and Expert (modern style). The recording used AB and MS stereo techniques. The software is encrypted with the iLok Anti-Piracy system.

Featured Artists:

  • Master version: Professor Yin Chen, the principal Pipa player of China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra.
  • Expert version: Lisha Shang, Pipa virtuoso.

Featured Instrument:

  • Feng Wei (handmade remake of Pipa in Dynasty Ming, by Pipa master Weidong Cao).

System Requirements:

  • Windows: Windows 7/8/10, 64-bit only (32-bit not supported).
  • Mac: From 10.9 to 10.14.
  • VST2, VST3, AU, AAX and Standalone host.
  • 8GB Hard Disk, Intel i5 or higher.
  • iLok Anti-Piracy system, requires a free iLok account. The license can be activated in the local machine, without an iLok dongle.
  • The license can also be stored in the iLok dongle of 2nd or 3rd generation.


  • 2 Pipa libraries: Master and Expert. Total size is 8.6 GB.
  • Ample China Pipa is recorded with two stereo techniques: MS and AB. Users can adjust the volume of different microphones to get more variety of sound.
  • 11 articulations: Sustain, Natural Harmonic, Non-Exp Tremolo, Expression Tremolo(Tremolo, Rolling tremolo and Shaking tremolo), Full Bend, Bend Up, Bend Down, Triple, Legato Slide, Hammer-On & Pull-Off(trigger by Auto Legato) & Strum, and legato of flexible length & pitch, with polyphonic support.
  • Various Pipa FX samples.


  • Various Tremolo (Tremolo, Rolling Tremolo, Shaking Tremolo) Legato and Slide Tremolo features.
  • The recorded samples of tremolo have a long fade-in time, which can be divided into 90 different start points. They can be controlled by velocity, easily adapting to the need of different situations and styles.
  • Tremolo note can loop itself automatically, when the sample reaches to the end.
  • Tremolo Switch and Sustain Switch can make switch between articulations smooth. It is also possible to produce a realistic tail of tremolo with a fading tremolo release.
  • Advanced Bend, the tone of the bend notes can be changed by a Physical Modeling system.
  • Legato Smoother: legato of flexible length & pitch, with polyphonic support.
  • Resonance is an indispensable part of the expressiveness and realism of an acoustic instrument. Ample China Pipa can control the resonance time and volume, simulate more realistic resonance.
  • In real performance, a lot of playing noises are generated. Virtual instrument would sound unnatural without those noises. Ample China Pipa can not only generate rich Fret Noise automatically, but also simulate the subtle sound of the nails touching the string.


  • Real strum samples.
  • 14 Strum notes + 26 ways to play for every chord.
  • Strum Legato - both Slide and HP can be played while strumming.
  • 4 humanization settings.
  • Select and Detect 2 chord modes, any chords could be customized.
  • Strum SEQ with customized rhythm.
  • Delicate presets with Drag & Drop Support.


  • High order 8-band EQ, intuitive control of frequency response, real-time visualization of input and output spectrum, support of soloing single band..
  • 2-Line Compressor, real-time visualization of input and output signal, two detection modes RMS & Peak, support of soft knee, auto release and auto makeup.
  • 6-Tap Echo, real-time visualization of the processing of stereo signal, can tweak the parameters of 6 echo points individually: feedback, pan, volume etc.
  • IR Reverb, providing four types of IR: Room, Studio, Hall, and Larger Hall. 3D visualization of IR spectrum.

Demo songs

Demo Videos

{See video at top of page}

Ample China Pipa Preview

Wild Rose

ACP-5 Elements of Power

The Land Of Woods And Waters

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