By | May 10, 2017

Tsugaru Shamisen, the second release in the Virtuoso Japanese Series, is now available as a Kontakt instrument library.

Sonica Instruments has painstakingly recreated every aspect of the revered tsugaru shamisen — the stirring percussive sounds, the powerful playing techniques, and the blazing speed of hajiki picking — in a Kontakt instrument library. The Virtuoso Japanese Series’ Tsugaru Shamisen library is certain to enliven nearly every genre of music, from Japanese minyo folk songs to hard rock, jazz, contemporary classical music, and movie scores.

Main Features

Perfectly recreates the sound of the tsugaru shamisen with the best possible recording and programming techniques
Completely natural picking sounds by virtue of up to five velocity layers and as many as 12 round robins
Covers more than 20 tsugaru shamisen playing techniques, all key-switch controllable
Five key-switch controllable phrase banks containing a wide array of essential tsugaru shamisen phrases
The newly developed String Mode Mechanism — which lets you select which string to play — provides rich expressiveness and realism with the same feel as an actual shamisen
Reproduces the resonance buzz of the azuma sawari inherent to the tsugaru shamisen that operates in the same way as the real thing
Three selectable tuning modes for ni-agari, honchoshi, and san-sagari tunings
The open string notes, sawari effects, and resonant tones are adjusted automatically to match all tunings and key transpositions
The alternate picking function reproduces sequences of downstrokes and upstrokes
The Hajiki-Legato function allows you to play hajiki sounds instantly with Legato
The plucking control function provides realistic attack nuances
The built-in Instrument Editor provides string-by-string tuning and volume adjustments
Lively powerful sounds sampled in full 24 bit 96 kHz fidelity (the library contains 24 bit 44.1 kHz samples)
Create your own mixes with the multi-microphone samples and a dedicated mixer with individual controls for Direct, Overhead, Room, and Stereo Mix





Size: 6.49 GB


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