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The  erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a  spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a  "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well  as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of  the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the  erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements,  such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc
The  erhu consists of a long vertical stick-like neck, at the top of which  are two large tuning pegs, and at the bottom is a small resonator body (sound box) which is covered with python skin on the  front (playing) end. Two strings are attached from the pegs to the base,  and a small loop of string (qian jin) placed around the neck and  strings acting as a nut pulls the strings towards the skin, holding a small wooden bridge in place.
The  erhu has some unusual features. First is that its characteristic sound  is produced through the vibration of the python skin by bowing. Second, there is no fingerboard; the player stops the strings by  pressing their fingertips onto the strings without the strings touching  the neck. Third, the horse hair bow is never separated from the strings  (which were formerly of twisted silk but which today are usually made of metal); it passes between them as  opposed to over them (the latter being the case with western bowed  stringed instruments). Lastly, although there are two strings, they are  very close to each other and the player's left hand in effect plays as if on one string.
To  ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this  complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Orchestra in Beijing to record their  wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of  these world reknowned Erhu performers, Sound Magic has developed a  simpler set of controls to let you control all 100 skills on the fly.
By  using the best recording gear available on the market, including a Neve  5088 console, dCS 905 AD converter and Beyerdynamic MC740 Microphones. China Story Erhu brings you super clarity and an expressive  sound. Erhu has over 3000 samples, each recorded with 24Bit/96KHz  resolution for maximum fidelity.
Another  critical feature in China Story Erhu 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, China  Story Erhu becomes even more versatile. With the right Add-on, you can  even create an awesome violin!
Features
High Quality 24Bit/96KHz Resolution Samples.
VSTi/AU/ Kontakt Format
VSTi supports Sound Magic's Add-on System
Patented Multi-Dimension Vector Synthesis (MVS) Technologies
Over 3.2GB size and over 3000 samples
Key Switch, Mod switch different groups of samples
Multi Layer Velocity Sample provides realistic experience.
Unique Effects Samples
Over 20 categories, 100 kinds of performance skills
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