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.
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 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.
Evoking the emotions and grandeur of the Kabuki stage, the mysteriously profound aesthetic world of Noh theater, and the reverberations of tapped hand drums — the true sonic beauty of Japan. This collection brings you the full richness of 56 Kabuki and Noh percussion instruments and noisemakers, all expertly performed by Takinojo Mochizuki, a master traditional Japanese percussionist.
Taiko groups have wowed audiences the world over with their visually arresting performances, earth-rumbling bass, pure percussive volume, dynamics, and rhythm. The unmistakable taiko sound has also gained acceptance in many musical genres far removed from traditional Japanese music.
A library of an additional 970 MIDI grooves for people who have purchased the download version of Japanese Taiko Percussion. This library adds all the grooves found on the packaged version. *This library is not necessary for users of the packaged version.