Kong Audio releases Chinee Orchestra, 8 new instruments and QIN RV 2.0 13/08/12
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Kong Audio has released Chinee Orchestra, a set comprising of 23 classical Chinese instruments that cover the complete instrument list of a modern Chinese orchestra arrangement. Powered by the QIN RV 2.0 engine for Windows developed in-house, Kong Audio tells us that this is the first complete Chinese orchestra setup released in the VST format.
Here's the full details in Kong Audio's own words...
From its very conception, Chinee Orchestra is designed to meet Chinese composers' needs for a true-to-the-culture set of classical Chinese instruments that are proper for the standard professional workload. Kong Audio, having been developing Chinee Series since 2005, have packed up everything in the Chinese Series, added 8 new instruments, and updated, molded everything into one the powerful yet easy to use authentic tool. Chinee Orchestra is for work, and is for fun as well, as the sound from a different civilization can be simply inspiring.
The focus of the Chinee Orchestra, other than the much lauded ChineeWinds, ChineeKong and ChineeErHu, is the new ChineeErhu II. Special attention has been dedicated to ChineeErHu II's design: a different take on the recording for a clearer yet mellower sound and the much easier access to the legato performance, plus the auto upbow/downbow switching. All these attentions have made ChineeErHu II a much alive instrument.
A lot of work has went into the making of the new QIN RV 2.0 engine. Based on the experience of QIN engine v1.0, QIN RV 2.0 is rewritten from the scratch, hence the better performance and compatibility, and still keeps the original design philosophy. QIN RV 2.0 is now a multitimbral and multiout VSTi plugin. The 8 new instruments are:
Five new Hu fiddles: ChineeErHu II, ChineeJinHu, ChineeZhongHu, ChineeGaoHu, ChineeBanHu;
One new plucked instrument: ChineeRuan(Moon Guitar);
Two new wind instruments: ChineeXun(Chinese Ocarina), ChineeBaWu
String instruments: ChineeErHu, ChineeErHu II, ChineeJinHu, ChineeZhongHu, ChineeGaoHu, ChineeBanHu, MatouQin.
Plucked instruments: ChineeGuZheng II, ChineePiPa, ChineeGuQin, ChineeLiuQin, ChineeSanXian, ChineeRuan.
Percussion instruments: ChineeKong V3 (various Chinese percussions), ChineeYangQin.
23 polished classical Chinese instruments.
re-written from the scratch, the brand new multitimbral/multiout QIN RV 2.0 Windows 32-bit native engine.
Special attentions have been paid to the legato mode to accommodate Chinese instruments' characteristics.
Windows Vista/7. 3 GB RAM. 6 GB disk space.
Works in VSTi compatible Win32/64 hosts.
QIN RV is Win 32-bit native. A 3rd party bridge adapter is required if the 64-bit host does not come with an inbuilt adapter.
Pricing and Availability:
The price for download version of Chinee Orchestra is $690 USD.
Chinee Orchestra is available as immediate direct download, with an optional boxset purchase to follow.
Each individual instrument is also available for purchase separately.
QIN RV 2.0 engine upgrade is free for existing customers. More information: