The Sound Of Inconsolable Sadness

Kong Audio release ChineeGuanZi - The Pipe of Tristesse      25/03/09

The Sound Of Inconsolable Sadness

As the latest in their Chinee Series, Kong Audio have released ChineeGuanZi - The Pipe of Tristesse – which they describe as 'The Sound of Inconsolable Sadness'. Here's all the details from them...
Characterized by the triste tone, GuanZi (literally means Pipe) is a one-of-a-kind double-reed instrument from China.
Originated in Central Asia, like many other existing Chinese instruments, GuanZi was embraced dearly and became an integral part of Chinese instruments ever since the great Tang Dynasty (7th -10th centuries).
GuanZi was once one of the standard instruments of court music. It was also used in military and festival events, as well as monumental, burial ceremonies. It is, sometimes, considered to be too distinctive to be a team instrument though, hence resulting its slightly being overlooked today.
Innovative Approach to the Pitch Envelopes
ChineeGuanzi is arguably the most expressive plug-in in the whole Chinee Series so far, due to the innovative combination of pitch-envelopes with keyswitching in the patch programming, all of which blend seamlessly together with the priceless actual knowledge about the instrument itself.
System requirements and specs:
  • Windows XP 32/VISTA 32. 512mb RAM. NO 64-bit OS support.
  • Works in VSTi compatible hosts.
  • All samples are recorded in 24 bit 96 kHz.
  • ChineeGuanZi (in G) contains legato, tremolo, and various other playing techniques. The note range is from D4 to D6.
Pricing and Availability:
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