A hybrid crossover of brass and woodwind
Suona is rather unique. It is sort of a crossover between
brass and woodwind. The sound of Suona is energetic,
unapologetically harsh, abrasively brash, and proud-to-
be-so-loud, blasting out everythings in sight.
The sound is simply wild.
Suona is believed to be derived from the Persian Zurna
and slowly adopted by the Chinese in the course of
history. By the time of the Ming Dynasty (14th - 17th
century), Suona is documented as a prevalent instrument
Today, Suona is still widely used at the
local grassroot events such as
weddings or religious festivals,
especially in the rural area. Some
modified versions of Suona are now
the official instruments of large
traditional Chinese orchestras.
ChineeSuona contains two different
Suonas: a Big Suona in G (note range:
D4-E6), a Small Suona in D (note
range: A3-B5), with various types of
legato, tremolo, trills and staccato, rolls
and vibes playing styles.
Like all other Chinee Series instruments, the live playability of
ChineeSuona is, again, the focus of the design. The audio demos
here is an an exemplary showoff of what can be done with only one
single Suona patch.
System requirements and specs:
380 MB(ChineeSuoNa) 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.