Sound Magic has announced availability of Yangqin, a hybrid modelling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring Chinese hammered dulcimer powered by their latest Neo Orchestra Hybrid Modelling Engine. This is what they have to say about it...
The trapezoidal yangqin is a Chinese hammered dulcimer, derived from the Iranian santur. It is also spelled yang quin or yang ch'in. Hammered dulcimers of various types are now very popular not only in China, but also Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India, Iran, and Pakistan. The instruments are also sometimes known by the names "santoor" and "cymbalom". This instrument had an influence on the Thai classical instrument, known as Khim.
This deeply sampled 3GB Library is the most detailed sampled Yangqin ever. And by using the latest hybrid modeling technology, it can also represent glissando, vibrato, bending and harmonic more vividly than other sampled instruments. The playability from modeling technology enables it to change timbre real time during playing, and this gives the sound more varieties and expressive than sampled instruments. What is more, we also include different playing noise inside the library so it can achieve a result you cannot even differentiate from the real ones.
Yangqin offers far more sound-shaping options than a sampling instrument with five bands parametric EQ and more control over the harmonic partial sounds. This means you can quickly change timbre with a simple turn of a knob or tune every single note with the Scala tuning system.
Pricing and Availability:
$69 until November 14th (MSRP: $99)