April 8th, 2019

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    Shakuhachi KONTAKT

    P2P | 06.04.2019 | 5.26 GB

    Shakuhachi, the third release in the Virtuoso Japanese Series, is now available as a software instrument in Kontakt format. Singing sonorous intonation, deep yet delicate breathing, and a Japanese sound aesthetic spilling into the periphery: The shakuhachi – an instrument symbolic of Japan – finally joins the Virtuoso Japanese Series family.


    Main Features:
    – Precisely captures the scintillating sounds of a veteran shakuhachi player, covering every playing technique and recorded with exacting attention to detail at every musical interval
    – Features performance mechanisms designed specifically for this library to recreate the full dynamics of this wind instrument, from the softest sound to the most emphatic pitch
    – The unique Key Trigger Connection function lets the performer move through a colorful assortment of articulations without ever interrupting the sound
    – Legato and grace note controls reproduce complex fingering techniques such as atari, uchi, and oshi.
    – The blow control function lets the performer manipulate the duration from the breath noise to the actual tone with either a controller
    – The expression control varies the tone color naturally and continuously without gradations
    – A hybrid combination of the shakuhachi (1.8 shakuhachi) and the 2.3 shakuhachi provides a wider register, including lower tones, and more tone color variations
    – Create traditional shakuhachi pitch scales, as well as performer-specific pitch scales, with the Scale Tuning function, which provides individual note adjustment over G2 to B5
    – Five phrase banks contain a wide array of essential shakuhachi phrases
    – Lively powerful sounds sampled in full 24 bit 96 kHz fidelity (the library itself contains 24 bit 44.1 kHz samples)
    – Create your own mixes with the multi-microphone samples and a dedicated mixer with individual controls for Direct, Overhead, Room, and Stereo Mix


    Packed with 25 articulations, five phrase banks, and breath noises:
    Articulation list
    Key switchable articulations
    – Straight
    – Tonguing
    – Grace Note
    – Portamento up
    – Straight and Atari
    – Sfortzando
    – Uchi & Oshi (Finger Effect)
    – Yuri 1 (Vibrato Horizontal)
    – Yuri 2 (Vibrato Vertical)
    – Yuri 3 (Vib. Vertical Long)
    – Iki-Yuri 1 (Vibrato with Breath)
    – Iki-Yuri 2 (Vibrato with Breath Fast)
    – Muraiki 1 (Breath FX1)
    – Muraiki 2A (Breath FX2A)
    – Muraiki 2B (Breath FX2B)
    – Muraiki 3 (Breath FX3)
    – Tamane (FX with Tongue Trill)
    – Karakara (FX with Finger)
    – Korokoro (FX with Finger)
    – Improvisation

    – Fast Legato
    – Slow Legato
    – Atari Legato

    Breath noises:
    – 24 breath noise and special effects

    Five phrase banks:
    – Short Phrase 1: eight short phrases
    – Short Phrase 2: eight short phrases
    – Short Phrase 3: eight short phrases
    – Short Phrase 4: five short phrases
    – Short Phrase 5: five short phrases

    Audio Mixer:
    Samples were recorded in three stereo microphone positions – Direct, Overhead, and Room – plus a Stereo Mix. Full mixing control is available, with individual Volume, Pan, Reverb Send, and EQ adjustments for each channel. Shakuhachi also comes with a quality convolution reverb for excellent in-instrument sound creation. The parallel output bus sends the microphone channels to individual DAW tracks for finer mixing sessions.

    Full version of KONTAKT 5.4+ required!

    INFO/DEMO/BUY: http://mage.si/itdA
    Shakuhachi KONTAKT


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