The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc. The erhu has some unusual features. First is that its characteristic sound is produced through the vibration of the python skin by bowing. Second, there is no fingerboard; the player stops the strings by pressing their fingertips onto the strings without the strings touching the neck. Third, the horse hair bow is never separated from the strings; it passes between them as opposed to over them. Lastly, although there are two strings, they are very close to each other and the player's left hand in effect plays as if on one string. To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Orchestra in Beijing to record their wide variety of sounds. To make it easier for you to sound like one of these world renowned Erhu performers, Sound Magic has developed a simpler set of controls to let you control all 100 skills on the fly. By using the best recording gear available on the market, including a Neve 5088 console, dCS 905 AD converter and Beyer dynamic MC740 Microphones. China Story Erhu brings you super clarity and an expressive sound. Erhu has over 3000 samples, each recorded with 24Bit/96KHz resolution for maximum fidelity. China Story Erhu is provided as VST/AU as plugins on PC and Mac, or A sample library running under Kontakt 5.
High Quality 24Bit/96KHz Samples.
Over 20 categories, 100 kinds of performance skills
Key Switch, Mod switch different groups of samples
Unique Effects Samples
VST/AU/Kontakt 5 Format