Chineekong release the HuluSi free-reed wind instrument 08/09/09
Here's what Kong Audio have to say about the latest addition to their Chineekong sound library... HuluSi is a free-reed wind instrument of China made of bottle gourd. "Hulu" is the Chinese name for bottle gourd; "Si", silk, used here to describe the unrelenting characteristic of HuluSi's vibrating tail tone.
The history of Hulusi is not well documented other than that it may have been used by the ethnic minorities in the nowadays Yunnan (literally means "South of Clouds") province for a very, very long time, maybe as long as a thousand years. Yunnan is famous for its diversity of landscapes and ethnic groups, its culture flavour is rather different from other parts of China.
To-day, HuluSi is the most representative instrument of Yunnan, and in recent years it has been improved, spread and promoted both at the national and international levels, and received good recognitions.
HuluSi is especially known for its unrelenting, yet soft, moody tone. About ChineeHuluSi
ChineeHuluSi contains the sampling of two HuluSi's: a big HuluSi and a small one: a Big HuluSi in G (note range: B3-E5), a Small HuluSi in C (note range: G4-A5), with various types of playing techniques woven within.
ChineeHuluSi also features Kong Audio's new Intelligent Legato and improved keyswitching mechanism. System requirements and specs:
325 MB meticulously produced sample sets.
Windows XP/VISTA. 512mb RAM. NO 64-bit HOST support (Still can be used in 32-bit hosts under 64-bit Windows OS).