The Never-Stopping Chattering
Pipa (Chinese Lute) has its origin
dated back to the Qin Dynasty
(221-206 BC). As Pipa evolved, it
was heavily influenced by Persian
culture during the Tang Dynasty
(618 - 907 AD) when the two great
civilizations crossed over with each
other, and became one of the most
popular instruments in China ever
As Pipa prospered in the most powerful Chinese dynasty,
it left tremendous markings in the Chinese literature and
culture. Pipa is most well-known for its rapid, successive
playing style. A famous quote from a Chinese poem has it
nailed: "[sounds like] the pearls, large and small, on a
jade plate fall".
ChineePipa contains various types of legato, tremolo, trills, rolls,
slaps, and staccato, as well as special techniques, phrases and
articulations. The note range is from A3 to D7 (for most patches).
With the extensive sampling and Modwheel triggered expressions,
the live playability of ChineePipa is, again, unmatched. The audio
demo here is an an exemplary showoff of what can be done with
only one patch.
From the Grassroot
LiuQin is a grassroot folk instrument
which was originally popular in some
provinces of China for the last two
LiuQin was a simple and rough
instrument at the begining, and it was
once referred to as "the plebs' Pipa"
due to its lack of refinement - yet it is
much closer to the true rural life.
The structure of today's LiuQin has
been redesigned in the mid-20th
century. With the improved physical
form, plus its higher pitch scale and
its Western Mandolin-like acoustic
effect, LiuQin has become a
prominent instrument in today's Chinese classical circle.
System requirements and specs:
240 MB(ChineePiPa) and 178 MB(ChineeLiuQin) 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 Adapter
All samples are recorded in 1-bit/5.6 MHz.
Kong Audio Present The First Complete Chinese Orchestra Library.
addition to Kong Audio's
set of authentic Chinese
quality and expression
of the samples really
shines through. Score: