Kong Audio releases the 10th installment to the Chinee Series product line, ChineeSheng: The Mouth Organ of Concord. As one of the earliest and most commonly recognized Chinese instruments, Sheng, a free-reed, mouth-blown instrument, which can be traced back to at least 3,000 years ago, has withstood against time and still is a vital key piece in today's Chinese music. Sheng has marked the Chinese life deeply. Today Chinese still use an ancient idiom to refer those who live the way of partying all the time as "singing and playing Sheng every night". Sheng is also said to have inspired the creation of Accordion and Harmonica. Due to its portability and the polyphony nature, Sheng is one of the few common accompanying instruments in Chinese music. It's a must-have for anyone scoring a more comprehensive Chinese-themed music. The modernized Sheng is extremely versatile and expressive in its own right, with a wide note range, as well as the broad tonal textures, as demonstrated in our official audio demo. A special note on the recording musician: He Yuan, who is a distinguished performer, composer, professor, and also an active member of the classical Chinese music community. He has won many provincial and national awards in various categories, and He has toured overseas many times. With the help of He, the nuances and intrinsic delicacies are faithfully captured. For more info go to: http://www.chineekong.com/chineesheng.htm
Audio Demo: http://www.chineekong.com/Demo/Sheng_Demo_YRJ.mp3
- 270 MB meticulously produced sample sets.
- Windows XP/VISTA. 512mb RAM. NO 64-bit HOST support. (Can be used in 32-bit hosts under 64-bit OS)
- Works in VSTi compatible hosts.
- All samples are recorded in 24 bit 96 kHz.
- ChineeSheng (in D) contains various types of long tones, vibratos, spit tongues, roll tongues, chorus, and various playing expressions. The note range is from A3 - F#6.
ChineeSheng is priced at 60 USD. The Essential China Pack Introduced
Kong Audio specialized in one area, and do it as best as we could, that is to recreate the authentic Chinese music elements for the Chinese composers. Now, with the Essential China pack, five selected classical Chinese instruments from the much acclaimed Chinee Series, including ChineeWinds (flutes), ChineeErhu (Erhu), ChineeGuzheng (Guzheng), ChineePipa (Pipa), and ChineeSheng (Sheng), constituting the core of Chinese music elements, the composers and musicians around the globe can now have access to the same tools as the working Chinese professionals do, to paint with a finer stroke and a broader sound palette. With Essential China, you get to the essence of the distinct China.
- 5 selected core Chinese instruments
- 1.5 GB state of the art sample sets
- Produced, recorded, programmed and arranged by people who live and breath with the actual instruments.
The Essential China pack is available with a 20 off discount. So it costs only 246 USD instead of 308 USD. For more info, please visit the page below: http://www.chineekong.com/essentialchina.htm
(Essential China is not an all-new product. It's a new product packaging/positioning. So please don't get confused.)