ChineeErHu I:Being here, to be there Erhu is a bowed instrument with two strings, originally dated back to Tang Dynasty(7th century A.D.), and is still being widely used today all over China in all kinds of music, from movie scores to opera. It's one of the most representative classical Chinese instruments nowadays. It's also very popular in the whole Asia. Erhu has a special synthetic flavour which is drastically different from the Western violin. Whilst violin sounds like a splendid soprano in a grand musical, Erhu tells her life story in a hoarse tone from the dark alley. This gives Erhu an unique sound character that's like nothing else. For the musicians who are after the purist Chinese sound, ChineeErhu is a must-have. For the musicians who are after exotic and inspirational string sound, ChineeErhu fits
the need as well.ChineeErhu contains extensive expressions of legato, vibrato, F-p-F, staccatos, pizzicato, tremolos, glide and trills, cleverly woven and programmed to be used with MIDI aftertouch/modwheel, along with the keyswitch feature provided by the plugin, to bring the users the most lively articulations as easily accessible as possible.ChineeErHu II:Professional excellencyKong Audio recorded the sessions with a distinguished Erhu musician, Mr. YuSheng Liu(who has won in several national/provincial Erhu competitions), to capture the nuance and brilliance of various delicate Erhu playing techniques. The Brand-new Brilliance ChineeErhu II is a brand-new recording of an Erhu fiddle and it is developed based on the feedback of our highly acclaimed ChineeErhu. With all-new approaches to the mic'ings, plus the planned integration with Kong Audio's QIN engine, this time the focus is on the more realistic legato playability and the clarity of sound. More Importantly, ChineeErhu II's sound character is much more cleaner, yet more mellow. It is more suitable for melancholic tunes with this incarnation. ChineeErhu II contains extensive expressions of legato, vibrato, F-p-F, staccatos, pizzicato, tremolos, glide and trills, cleverly woven and programmed, the users now can play smooth legato performances easily. Be sure to check up our free MiniErhu VSTi, the little brother of ChineeErhu and ChineeErhu II. *Special note: Comparison.ChineeErhu and ChineeErhu II have very different sound characters. ChineeErhu comes off with a much stronger and thicker sound, whilst ChineeErhu II sounds smoother and more clearer, yet much more mellower. Each can have a place for different contexts, and complements each other. Chinee Erhu II is indeed improved greatly in the base design and the playability category though. Having said that, some seasoned composers prefer the sound of ChineeErhu for its instantly recognizable roughness, which is the trademark of Erhu.
System requirements and specs: 200 MB(ChineeErHu I), 350 MB(ChineeErHu II) meticulously produced sample sets.Powered by brand-new QIN RV engine.Windows XP/VISTA/Windows 7. 2GB RAM.32/64 bit VST host sequencers compatible.Compatible with FXpansion RTAS AdapterAll samples are recorded in 1-bit/5.6 MHz.