All Virtuoso Japanese Series titles, bundled with 10 products.
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- All Virtuoso Japanese Series titles, bundled
- Stellar tone colors captured in full 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity
- Samples recorded with multiple microphones
- NKS ready
KOTO 13 Version 2
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.
- NCW 9.2 GB (equivalent to 10.84 GB in wav format)
The library can naturally be used on its own. But when combined with other titles from the Virtuoso Japanese Series — such as KOTO 13, KOTO 17, or SHAKUGACHI — as well as orchestral instruments, KOTO 20 can complete a rich and broad ensemble.
- NCW 11.2 GB (equivalent to 24.88 GB in wav format)
KOTO 17 can naturally be used as a solo instrument. But it complements the 13-string koto and shakuhachi extraordinarily well, making it an essential component in both classical and contemporary Japanese music circles.
And when paired with other titles from the Virtuoso Japanese Series, such as KOTO 13, KOTO 20, or SHAKUHACHI, KOTO 17 can complete an incredibly powerful ensemble.
- NCW 14.97 GB (equivalent to 33.26 GB in wav format)
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.
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.
- NCW 29 GB (equivalent to 57 GB in wav format)
KABUKI & NOH PERCUSSION 96k MASTER EDITION
Seven years have passed since we released the incredibly popular Kabuki & Noh Percussion library.
Over this time, we have gradually upgraded and expanded our large collection of recordings and samples of percussion instruments featured in Kabuki and Noh theater.
We are now finally releasing this work as a massive upgrade entitled KABUKI & NOH PERCUSSION 96k MASTER EDITION — a Kontakt library with full-on professional specs and Sonica Instrument’s unparalleled quality.
KABUKI & NOH PERCUSSION 96k MASTER EDITION puts the sounds of Japan in the hands of all music creators.
- NCW 19 GB (equivalent to 40 GB in wav format)
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.
After completing the world’s first comprehensive sho sampling, Sonica Instruments is proud to add the SHO library to the Virtuoso Japanese Series.
- NCW 2.38 GB (equivalent to 3.15 GB in wav format)
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.
- NCW 5.71 GB (equivalent to 11.4 GB in wav format)
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.
- NCW 6.95 GB (equivalent to 17.6 GB in wav format)
Groove Inspirations Vol. 1
for KOTO 13
The 13-string koto is capable of simple yet colorful expressions and gorgeous sounds. The phrases in this MIDI pack highlight the intrinsic playing styles and tunings of the koto while being able to blend in beautifully with modern compositions and pop songs.
Over 500 phrases, from classic and well-known koto tunes to phrases unique to this pack
Complete renditions of Rokudan no Shirabe and Chidori no Kyoku
30 original compositions (each with 10 patterns), written in a number of different scales
Glissando patterns that can be used directly in all scales
Original phrases range in tempo from 100 to 160 bpm
All phrases recorded in the chromatic scale
Groove Inspirations Vol. 1
for TSUGARU SHAMISEN
The tsugaru shamisen is renowned for its dynamic sound and subtle tonal variations. This MIDI pack showcases the full potential of the TSUGARU SHAMISEN library while letting you explore all kinds of musical styles.
Over 500 phrases, from traditional and well-known tsugaru shamisen tunes to phrases composed specifically for this pack
Complete renditions of five classic songs, including Jonkara Bushi and Yosare Bushi
19 original compositions (each with 16 patterns), featuring a mix of straight and shuffle-time pieces
Lots of loops and dramatic fills
Original phrases range in tempo from 102 to 160 bpm