Kong Audio has released the ChineePipa Chinese Lute VST instrument for Windows.
ChineePipa contains various types of legato, tremolo, trills, rolls, slaps, and staccato, as well as special techniques, phrases and articulations. The note range is from A3 to D7 (for most patches).
With the extensive sampling and Modwheel triggered expressions, Users can play ChineePipa lively and expressively.
System requirements and specs:
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. 256mb RAM. *Windows platform only
All samples are recorded in 24bit 44.1 kHz.
The Playback sample rate is 16bit, 44.1 kHz.
Pipa (Chinese Lute) dates back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC). As Pipa evolved, it was heavily influenced by Persian culture during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD), when the two great civilizations crossed over with each other, and became one of the most popular instruments in China ever since then.
As Pipa prospered in the most powerful Chinese dynasty, it left tremendous markings in the Chinese literature and culture. Pipa is most well-known for its rapid, successive playing style. A famous quote from a Chinese poem has it nailed: "the pearls, large and small, on a jade plate fall."
Kong Audio is currently running a special anniversary sale. Anyone can pick any two plugins and get a 10% discount till August 1st, 2006.
Customers can pick up the whole bundle (6 plugins) at a 20% discount.