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Raindrop & Blade

A beautiful instrument revived from ancient China
Raindrop & Blade - A beautiful instrument revived from ancient China
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Features Overview

Sample Engine:
  • Completely self-developed, high performance sample engine: better sound quality, faster DFD (direct from disk) Stream, optimized samples compression and new tone transition technology.
  • Through optimized samples compression, all 6,208 samples only require 2.9G disk space

  • GUI Screenshot

  • 5 layers of velocity: The STBT (smooth transition between tones) technology brings more natural sound and captures perfect performance details. No matter how hard or soft you hit the keys, you can always get the sound effects that satisfy you.
  • Separately recorded left-hand right-hand samples: the tone is different. Three modes are provided for Hand Exchange on the software interface to make the instrument played in a natural way.
  • 3-5 RR (round robin) samples: the same pitch being played repeatedly is common in Yangqin. We recorded 3-5 RR for every velocity.
  • Tremolo: two velocity layers of tremolo samples are recorded. We also recorded samples for octave- and third-playing tremolo.
  • Clean Mode: inspired by the psychological sound model, we developed clean mode that decays differently for harmonic and non-harmonic tones. This allows sound to be cleaner than a real-world Yangqin.
  • Common performances: tremolo, flicking, hammer revert, muting, and noises, etc.
  • Two types of recorded release samples: by hand or by pedal
  • Yin-Yang Button: you can transit between polar contrast feelings by this button

  • Effects
  • From the Heavier7Strings’ effect rack: Compressor, EQ, Chorus and Ping-Pong delay are included, allowing to create more flexible sounds.

  • GUI EQ

    Convolution Reverb
  • About 2 years ago, we started to record the convolution reverb samples from spectacular places, famous natural and historical heritages in China. Thus you can simulate Raindrop & Blade being played at the Great Wall or Terracotta Army site.

  • Pattern Library
  • Complete pattern library, manage your works and ideas easily
  • Rich preset patterns with updates in the future
  • Drag MIDI patterns into the host
  • Create your own patterns

  • Preset
  • Various preset from tradiontal to experimental
  • Instrument in StudioStudio Image

    Sound Field
  • Actual sample recording for near and mid-field. Simulated far-field via reverb.
  • Adjustable parameters (sound field ratio, width) provides diverse tones for different genres from tradiontal to pop.

  • Product Details:

  • 6,208 samples
  • 44100/24 bit recording

  • Minimum system requirements:

  • SSE3 or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4GB free hard drive space
  • VST 32bit, VST 64bit, AAX 64bit on Windows
  • VST 64bit, AudioUnit 64bit, AAX 64bit on Mac OSX
  • Logic Pro X or higher (9 not supported)
  • VST 32bit on Cakewalk Sonar 8.5
  • Mac:
  • Intel Core Duo, with SSE3 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.9+(64bit)SSE3 or higher
  • PC:
  • Intel Core Duo / AMD Athlon 64, with SSE3 or higher Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 ,32 or 64 bit

  • Product activation:
    An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).

    License Agreement

    The Following End User License Agreement is included with Raindrop & Blade. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Raindrop & Blade from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

    "For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

    The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

    It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

    Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

    EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."

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