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Peking Opera Percussion

Traditional Chinese instruments with great passion
Peking Opera Percussion - Traditional Chinese instruments with great passion
Instrument Type:
Drums/Percussion
Related Instrument Types:
World
$129.00
$129.00
$129.00
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After the success of Gu Zheng, Peking Opera Percussion is the second virtual instrument of our Chinese developer team, who specialized on virtually reproducing traditional Chinese instruments with great passion.

Peking Opera Percussion is a collection of high quality drum and percussion instruments used in traditional Chinese Opera, especially the Peking Opera, one of the cultural treasures of China, and Kunqu Opera, known as the „teacher“ or „mother“ of a hundred operas. The library also includes other percussions instruments commonly used in contemporary Chinese music, such as a 4 feet high drum, played in solo and ensemble performances, various gongs and cymbals and the unique Bianzhong that was found the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng, an ancient Chinese instrument dated 433 BC consisti ng of a set of bronze bells that were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet.

Like Yellow River Sounds Gu Zheng, Peking Opera Percussion is produced with top notch sampling, editi ng and programming, by local Chinese producers, who have a natural understanding of their culture and a sole passion to express the true quality of Chinese instruments.

To help you find your way into the rhythm patterns of Chinese opera we included many playable midi templates.

Key features
3GB sample library, at 44.1kHz 24bit.
Most Chinese percussion instruments included
Midi grooves included
2 microphone positi ons with dry/wet control
Powered by Best Service “Engine”
Concept
YRS Peking Opera Percussion includes layers in four categories: Jingda, Drum, Bell, Cymbal/Gong. We sampled the most oft en used articulations in Chinese percussion and some layers are sampled with up to 16 velocity layers; allowing absolutely detailed and dynamic
performing.

Screen layouts
Most of the layers have their unique screen layout. You will learn how the real instruments look; while listening to their sound. On some layers, the individual instrument that is actually playing will be highlighted, this will help you to familiarize with the Chinese percussion.

Roll crossfade
Drum layers are mapped with roll crossfade, which can be controlled via CC1. This is a helpful feature to reproduce a realistic crescendo.

Close Mic and Room Mic
All layers have close mic and room mic samples, you can use the dry/wet control to adjust the balance between them.

Instruments



Jingda
This folder contains 2 sets of Peking Opera Percussion which include Bangu, Ban, Muyu, Gong, Cymbal, MIDI files: The lower section are new grooves made by composer Zhang Jian, the higher section are traditional grooves, including various intros and endings, which can be used to reproduce the Peking Opera scene.

Jingda Wen
This percussion set is lower in pitch, which is commonly used in non-acti on type scenes.

Jingda Wu
This percussion set is higher in pitch, this set mainly used for action, fight or such kind of scenes.

Drum


Weifeng Kit
Popular Chinese drum set for local people‘s amusement, such as ceremony, holiday, or just entertainment after work, you may hear the grooves on the street in the evening, while old or mid age people are dancing to it.

Drum Set
Full drum set including all the samples in this folder, solo & ensemble.

Jiangu Solo
Big Chinese Drum about 4 feet high, single drum played by one player, it has 3 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick (left & right), rim (left & right), double/triple hits, mute.

Jiangu 5P
Big drum ensemble, played by 5 players. It has 2 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick, rim (fast & slow), double/triple hits, mute.

Huapengu Solo
Smaller Chinese drum with a flowerpot shape, single drum played by one player. It has 3 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick, rim, double/triple hits, mute (left & right).

Huapengu 5P
Huapen drum ensemble, played by 5 players. It has 2 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick, rim (fast & slow), double/ triple hits, mute.

Paigu
One set of small drums, a total of 12 pieces, include one shot and their roll crossfade.

Bell


Bianzhong
This is an important instrument in ancient China‘s ritual and court music. What we sampled is a replica of the original Bianzhong, Marquis Yi of Zeng, which excavated in 1970s and has a history of more than 2000 years. Bianzhong has 3 rows and some bells have the same pitch on different rows, so they have a different tone.

Qing
One set of small bell type percussion

Cymbal & Gong


Gong Luo
Includes 4 gongs with various sizes and pitches

Cymbal Cha
Includes 2 cymbals with diff erent sizes.

Cymbal Naobo
2 different cymbals with different sizes

Misc. Gongs
Various Gongs from different Chinese regions.

Yunluo
Small gong set, each of them has a fixed pitch, could be used to play melody lines, sample with 2 kinds of drum sticks.

Shimianluo
Gong set placed on a wood rack, with 10 different gongs at varying pitches, they are mainly uses to produce excited atmospheres.

Mac OS
Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
Min. recommended: Intel Mac 2GHz, 2GB Ram
Interfaces: Standalone, AU, VST (32bit and 64bit) / RTAS (32bit)

Windows
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 32bit & 64bit
Min. recommended: Pentium/Athlon XP 3.0GHz, 2GB Ram
Interfaces: Standalone, VST (32bit and 64bit)
NO RTAS OR AAX AVAILABLE

For all systems
Internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
Additional hard disc space according to the library size






License Agreement


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

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