SanXian: The Bajo of the East
SanXian (literally means "3 strings") can be traced back
to Qin dynasty, 3rd century B.C. It is mostly known to the
West through its Japanese decedent, samisen. SanXian's
sound character is a bit similar to Banjo.
SanXian comes in a several sizes, the big SanXian can
be a tough challenge for short musicians. Even though
SanXian has always been a vital component in the
Chinese music, in modern times people inclined to learn
other instruments over it for various reasons.
SanXian is still widely used in all
kinds of folk musical acts and
Nowadays in the Shanghai area, a
revived form of performance,
PingTan (評彈), is usually performed
as a duet of a PiPa and a SanXian.
Appreciating this kind of local forms
of musical performances
characterizes that China is, once
again, embracing her own historical
ChineeSanXian captures and
recreates SanXian faithfully and is
powered by the new Windows
native QIN engine.
Ruan: the Moon Guitar
Ruan is a Chinese plucked instrument with a history of 2,000 years.
It is believed that the Pipa in the ancient China was actually more
like today's Ruan. In modern China, Ruan is widely used in all sorts
of musical context as well as in dailyl rural activities.
System requirements and specs:
229 MB(ChineeSanXian) and 485 MB(ChineeRuan) 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.