The Pipa, also known as the Chinese lute, is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years. In comparison to western instruments such as violins or guitars, the Pipa has traditionally been dependent on many performance skills to produce its wide variations in sound. Sound Magic tells us that their new Liang's Pipa is the largest sampled Pipa to appear on the market. They say that their 2.5GB library covers nearly all existing performance skills of Pipa, with over 15 categories and 60 variations.
A Sound Magic spokesperson told Sonic State, "To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious Central Academy of Drama in Beijing to record their wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of these world-renowned Pipa performers, Sound Magic has developed a simpler set of controls to let you control all 60 skills on the fly.
By using the best recording gear available on the market, including a Neve console, dCS AD converter and Beyerdynamic MC740 Microphones. Liang's Pipa brings you super clarity and an expressive sound. Liang's Pipa has over 2000 samples, each recorded with 24Bit/96KHz resolution for maximum fidelity.
Another critical feature in Liang's Pipa VSTi is its use of the powerful Sound Magic Add-on System. Bringing unlimited extension possibilities to the instrument, each Add-on focuses on solving one specific problem with the aim of a thorough - but lightning quick - solution. Every musician has his/her own needs, their own challenges and the Add-on System is the ideal tool, providing solutions with great precision and flexibility. With the Add-on System, Liang's Pipa becomes even more versatile. With the right Add-on, you can even create an awesome electric pipa!"Features
High Quality 24Bit/96KHz Resolution Samples.
VSTi/AU/ Kontakt Format, VSTi supports Sound Magic's Add-on System