Shakuhachi, the third release in the Virtuoso Japanese Series, is now available as a software instrument in Kontakt 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.
Main Features: – Precisely captures the scintillating sounds of a veteran shakuhachi player, covering every playing technique and recorded with exacting attention to detail at every musical interval – Features performance mechanisms designed specifically for this library to recreate the full dynamics of this wind instrument, from magesy download the softest sound to the most emphatic pitch – The unique Key Trigger Connection function lets the performer move through a colorful assortment of articulations without ever interrupting the sound – Legato and grace note controls reproduce complex fingering techniques such as atari, uchi, and oshi. – The blow control function lets the performer manipulate the duration from magesy download the breath noise to the actual tone with either a controller – The expression control varies the tone color naturally and continuously without gradations – A hybrid combination of the shakuhachi (1.8 shakuhachi) and the 2.3 shakuhachi provides a wider register, including lower tones, and more tone color variations – Create traditional shakuhachi pitch scales, as well as performer-specific pitch scales, with the Scale Tuning function, which provides individual note adjustment over G2 to B5 – Five phrase banks contain a wide array of essential shakuhachi phrases – Lively powerful sounds sampled in full 24 bit 96 kHz fidelity (the library itself 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
Packed with 25 articulations, five phrase banks, and breath noises: Articulation list Key switchable articulations – Straight – Tonguing – Grace Note – Portamento up – Straight and Atari – Sfortzando – Uchi & Oshi (Finger Effect) – Yuri 1 (Vibrato Horizontal) – Yuri 2 (Vibrato Vertical) – Yuri 3 (Vib. Vertical Long) – Iki-Yuri 1 (Vibrato with Breath) – Iki-Yuri 2 (Vibrato with Breath Fast) – Muraiki 1 (Breath FX1) – Muraiki 2A (Breath FX2A) – Muraiki 2B (Breath FX2B) – Muraiki 3 (Breath FX3) – Tamane (FX with Tongue Trill) – Karakara (FX with Finger) – Korokoro (FX with Finger) – Improvisation
Legato: – Fast Legato – Slow Legato – Atari Legato
Breath noises: – 24 breath noise and special effects
Five phrase banks: – Short Phrase 1: eight short phrases – Short Phrase 2: eight short phrases – Short Phrase 3: eight short phrases – Short Phrase 4: five short phrases – Short Phrase 5: five short phrases
Audio Mixer: Samples were recorded in three stereo microphone positions – Direct, Overhead, and Room – plus a Stereo Mix. Full mixing control is available, with individual Volume, Pan, Reverb Send, and EQ adjustments for each channel. Shakuhachi also comes with a quality convolution reverb for excellent in-instrument sound creation. The parallel output bus sends the microphone channels to individual DAW tracks for finer mixing sessions.