China Ensemble

Original price was: $999.00.Current price is: $499.00.

China Ensemble is designed to represent a big traditional Chinese orchestra.It features all ensembles of traditional Chinese instruments.


China Ensemble

The most detailed full traiditonal Chinese orchestra

China Ensemble is designed to represent a big traditional Chinese orchestra. Presently, very few people are aware that modernized traditional Chinese orchestras might even be larger in scale compared to the full symphony orchestras we commonly see.

Sampling such big orchestras is never an easy task, even with enough money, time and technology. To make things worse, the combinations/settings of the instruments used in the orchestras also differ in different areas of China. So, nowadays, the Chinese orchestras found on the market usually fall short of the standard ones—they lack both in depth and details. That’s why we feel it is our job to represent a full, detailed traditional Chinese orchestra.

We began the project 12 years ago, after a detailed plan was made. The project is so big that it seems to be an endless one. As the combinations/settings of the instruments are quite different in different parts of China, we need to record the same instrument ensembles with different numbers of players. Thousands of players, hundreds of recording sessions, hundreds of people who work in front of the computers and million-dollar bills/costs consisted of the major memory of this remarkable project.

This deeply sampled collection has over 6,310,000 samples, 24 instruments ensemble sections. Every instrument ensemble section is recorded with multi velocity layers, round-robin samples and multi-microphone positions.

Instrument List

Bowed Strings

Erhu 1  16 Players

Erhu 2 10 Players

Zhonghu  10 Players

Gaohu  12 Players

Morin Khuur  6/10 Players

Bass Morin Khuur  4/6 Players

High Morin Khuur  6/10 Players

Cello  8 Players

Double Bass  4 Players

Plucked Strings

Pipa 12 Players

Zhongruan 6 Players

Daruan  4 PLayers

Liuqin 3 Players

Guzheng  4 Players

Guqin 2 Players

Yangqin 2 Players


Long Dizi 4 Players

Neo Dizi 4 Players

Short Dizi 3 Players

Xiao 2 Players

Sheng 3 Players

Alto Suona 2 Players

Piccolo Suona 2 Players

Soprano Suona 2 Players

Historic Sound Meets Innovative Technology

China Ensemble is powered by Sound Magic’s latest Neo Orchestra Engine. This 36th TEC Awards nominee engine utilizes the 7th generation universal hybrid modelling technology that Sound Magic keeps developing over 10 years. What is more, on some instruments like Erhu, Sound Magic firstly utilizes Music Domain Synthesis, our latest cutting-edge audio technology.

The beautiful and historical sound of Chinese instruments has inspired us to expand our Modeling Legato technology to bring you even more creative musical freedom.

It is capable of supporting any technique, patches, or articulations with more control over the parametric. This allows you to manipulate shapes and sound variety in real time with smoother transitions between notes than a sampled legato.

Hybrid Vibrato and Tremolo

We further expanded our technology to achieve more authentic sounds from sampling without sacrificing creative control. For perspective, this means starting with non-vibrato and then fading in vibrato sustain while changing depth and speed. Or, you can also change Tremolo speed in real time while optimizing control or leveraging human behaviors in the vibrato for enhanced realism in the final version.

Limitless Sound-Shaping Possibilities

China Ensemble offers far more sound-shaping options than a sampling instrument with five bands parametric EQ and more control over the harmonic partial sounds. This means you can quickly change timbre with a simple turn of a knob or tune every single note with the Scala tuning system.

We’ve also made it possible to finish all techniques on a single track with our performance keyswitch system that allows Neo Erhu to be used in live performances without compromising quality or efficiency.

Based on the huge variety of Chinese traditional music instruments in different areas of china. China Ensemble can be configured into 4 major settings of Chinese orchestra. Shown as below

China National Traditional Orchestra

HongKong Chinese Orchestra

Hsinchu Chinese Orchestra

China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra

To get the full collection Chinese instrument, we would recommend to use China Ensemble together with China Impression. While China Impression can take care of the solo part of traditional Chinese instrument.

Product Features

  • Over 6,310,000 samples, 11 TB uncompressed content
  • Modeled Vibrato, Legato, Tremolo, Glide, and Glissando
  • Multi Velocity layers samples
  • Round Robin on most techniques
  • Up to 4 Microphone Perspectives
  • Innovative Performance Key Switch system
  • Embodied high-quality reverb and EQ
  • Comprehensive Envelope system
  • Scala Tuning System can emulate different tuning systems
  • DFD/RAM system enables users to relocate resources and ensure the best performance under every individual project
  • Differnt GUI mode for standard resolution and 4K resolution

System Compatibility


32Bit/64Bit VST plugins on Windows system Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP or Above (Reported can run under Windows 98 and Windows 2000 system, but not officially tested. 64Bit VST requires at least Windows 7 system. )
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or equivalent Quad Core CPU
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 110 GB of free space
Current no compatibility issue reported on latest Windows system


32Bit/64Bit VST/Audiounit plugins on MAC OSX Requirements:
  • OS: OSX 10.6 or Above
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or equivalent Quad Core CPU
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 110 GB of free space
Current no compatibility issue reported on latest OSX system


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