- With KOTO 17, Sonica Instruments has crafted a software library that encompasses the tremendous range of sounds from the modern 17-string bass koto. Strung with 17 thick strings over sturdy string bridges, the long-bodied 17- string koto has a commanding sonic presence while capable of ornate, beautiful, and even delicate voice. KOTO 17 contains 24-bit/96kHz samples and is fully compatible with the Kontakt Player platform and NKS.
- Three years after the release of KOTO 13, Sonica Instruments has put the final touches on a new software library that brings the evocative and graceful sounds of the 21-string koto, an essential instrument in modern Japanese music, to all music creators. KOTO 20 features all the exquisite tonality and expressiveness of the instrument together with the flexibility for modern composition approaches. KOTO 20 contains 24-bit / 96 kHz samples and is fully compatible with the Kontakt Player platform and NKS.
- The sanshin, more than any other instrument, symbolizes Okinawan and Yaeyama music. The three-string instrument has had a tremendous influence on the rustic and earthy folk songs of Yaeyama and Ryukyu as well as on eisa folk dancing, pop music, and even rock.
Sonica Instruments has successfully sampled all the distinctive warmth of the sanshin’s cozy tones, creating a comprehensive Kontakt library.
Besides capturing the raw sounds with absolute fidelity, we spent considerable time researching the sanshin and enhancing the library to allow performers to personalize the instrument to their taste.96 kHz / 24-bit high resolution, The library is NKS ready and Kontakt Player compatible.
- The most comprehensive premium Japanese percussion library rises again.
Kabuki & Noh Percussion 96k Master Edition covers the essential kotsuzumi, ohtsuzumi, shimedaiko, and odaiko sounds for Kabuki and Noh hayashi ensembles, along with all the percussive accompaniment instruments, tsukeuchi, hyoushigi, and ashibyoushi necessary to enliven the Kabuki stage. The library also includes a huge number of bonus Nohkan flute phrases and kakegoe calls, for a total of 65 valuable instruments all captured in 96 kHz / 24-bit high resolution.
The library is NKS ready and Kontakt Player compatible, making this the ultimate Japanese percussion package for professional music creators.
- The sho is free reed musical instrument and one of the three primary woodwind instruments used in gagaku court orchestra music. Consisting of 17 slender bamboo pipes, it is sometimes said to resemble a resting phoenix because of its shape. In antiquity, the sho’s fluid tonal character was associated with light shining down from the heavens.
Singing sonorous intonation, deep yet delicate breathing, and a Japanese sound aesthetic spilling into the periphery: The shakuhachi — an instrument symbolic of Japan — finally joins the Virtuoso Japanese Series family.
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Sonica Instrumenあts 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 13-string koto is one of Japan’s most dignified traditional instruments. Capable of everything from elegant, single plucked notes to aggressive glissandos, the koto boasts a wide range of musical expressions and can add a dash of refinement and grace to traditional Japanese music, modern film scores, and many other genres.