Guqin is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as highlighted by the quote “a gentleman does not part with his qin or se without good reason,"as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. It is sometimes referred to by the Chinese as “the father of Chinese music" or “the instrument of the sages". The guqin is not to be confused with the guzheng, another Chinese long zither also without frets, but with moveable bridges under each string.
Guqin is one of the most difficult instruments to record because it’s weak in dynamic and has more mechanical noises in close recordings. In order to get the best result, Sound Magic chooses a masterpiece from one of the most formidable qin manufacturers in Beijing. This Guqin is designed based on the famous Tang Qin dating from Tang Dynasty, which is 1200 years ago. And has a more impact, better in resonance and transparent sound than common Guqin. Finally, we got this priceless instrument into a virtual instrument.
Deep Sampled with Highest Quality, then applied modeling technology
This deeply sampled 3GB Library is the most detailed sampled guqin ever. And by using the latest hybrid modeling technology, it can also represent glissando, vibrato, bending and harmonic more vivid than other sampled instrument. The playability from modeling technology enables it to change timbre real time during playing, and this gives the sound more varieties and expressive than sampled instrument. What is more, we also include different playing noise inside the library so it can achieve a result you cannot even differentiate from the real ones.
Modelling can do the things that sampling technology can not
You can start legato or glissando anytime you want, on any technique it has, not limited to the patch that has sampled legato. Also, you can change timbre in real times as a modeled instrument. With modeling technology, you can get an instrument that sound keeps changing, not the fixed or dead as a sampled instrument. In audio demos, you can clearly hear how the instrument changes through time; give the sound unlimited possibilities and varieties.
Finish all work in just one track with Performance Key Switch system
Our Guqin Virtual Instrument is designed for simplicity; we make all technique possible finish in one track. With our unique performance key switch system. Which you can switch technique fluently and easily. Modeling technology also provides support for real-time interaction and change on sound. For example, you can smooth change from a plain sound to a full vibrato sound. That is difficult to achieve by sampling technology. And this adds more realistic to final sound.
Ensure Best Sound Quality
To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of this complex and beautiful sound, we invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Orchestra in Beijing to record their wide variety of sounds. And we choose the studio with best recording gears to ensure the highest sound quality.