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NEW RELEASE: Ample China Qudi (Intro Price)

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Hello,

New release from www.amplesound.net , our Ample China Qudi is now available! Qudi is a beautiful and delicate traditional Chinese flute built on the latest development of our  Woodwind Sample Engine with 4.4 GB of samples, including head and body articulations, FX sounds, as well as a select collection of improvised licks.

The Instrument: Elegant Wind series D key Qudi (Jianhong Wang Masterbuilt)


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Ample China Qudi was recorded with the uppermost respect to details and with collaboration from professional musician Xiaokui Ding (Principal woodwind player of the China National Traditional Orchestra. Member of the Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra with Zhongruan master Mantian Feng, Jazz pianist Hongwei Kong.)


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Sampling:

-Recorded with 5 mics (Front, Middle, Back, Stereo Ambient). Each mic volume is adjustable and equipped with channel EQ.

-2 Mic modes: Modern and Traditional, capable of colorful sound designs.

-There are 3 kinds of articulations in Elegant Wind – Head Group (blue keyswitches), Body Group (yellow keyswithces) and Special Effect Group (red keyswitches). Each group occupies one octave. The head group is used to perform grace notes at head. Articulations with more grace notes are assigned to higher keyswitches; Ascending and descending articulations are close together. The body group can not only perform grace notes at head, but also can be used for articulation legatos to express changes of the sound body.

-The Dizi has great dynamic range and timbre variation. The sample library provides 5 velocity layers, with sound from mildly soft to bright and strong.

-There are 4 velocity layers for Expression articulation, 2 velocity layers for Vibrato articulation, and real samples of Trill sounds. Together with SAHDS virtual modulation system, they can create vivid and realistic notes. Note velocity is used to control the start time of Expression and Vibrato articulations, to generate slowly developing notes or strong notes.

-The sample length of the Elegant Wind is about 8 seconds on average. In most cases, it can meet the requirements of a Dizi note. If user need longer notes, turn on the Sample Loop.

The Wings of Wind:


New Original Features:

Endless Articulation Legato

The Elegant Wind‘s body group can be used for endless articulation legatos. For example, you can start with a Sustain, hold the note, then play the Expression Keyswitch (C1) to play legato to an Expression note; then play Marking keyswitch (E1) to play legato to a Marking note, and then press Laying keyswitch (F1) to play legato to a Laying note, and so on.

Creative Mirroring Feature

Playing the keyswitch when a note is sounding will reverse the sample at current position. It changes for example a Slide Up to Slide Down, or a Slow-Fast Vibrato to Fast-Slow Vibrato. It can also be used to control the sustained body of notes like Expression.

Voice independent SAHDS Modulation System

Each voice has its own SAHDS modulation envelope. You can get natural and realistic vibratos while keeping the Mod wheel in one position. The mod speed, gain, and pitch can also be adjusted.

Adjustable Wind Effect

The Wind is the sound of air blowing in the Dizi tube. We extracted this sound from each real sample to enable the independent control of this element. The sound of the Dizi without the Wind is very pure. Moderately control the volume of the Wind and make some changes during the performance can increase the feeling of "dirty" breath, and improve the realism.
Other new features include sample skipping technology, random articulation, keyboard mode for playing chords etc.

System Requirement

-Windows: Windows 7/8/10, 64-bit only (32-bit not supported).
-Mac: 10.9 or newer versions.
-VST2, VST3, AU, AAX and Standalone host.
-Intel i5 or higher.
-iLok Anti-Piracy system, which requires a free iLok account. The license can be stored on the local machine without an iLok dongle, or on 2nd/3rd generation iLok dongle.

Opposite Shore: Composer:Yi Yang, Piano:Ruben Carillo, Stings: International Principal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Promotion :

Ample China Qudi Intro Price: $109 until April 27 (Reg. $149). Ample Sound is also running a Chinese instrument promotion, 3 Chinese instruments and related bundles 25% off until April 27. A further 10% off for the loyal users.

Purchase Link:  https://www.amplesound.net/en/purchase.asp
More Information about Qudi: https://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=36

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Thank you!

 

 

OVERVIEW\DEMO\REVIEW

 


Ample China Qudi - Review and Demo from Mike https://www.creativesauce.net/

 

 

 

Ample China Qudi | Demo & Review from Ruben of https://www.hifimidi.com/

 

 

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FYI, this is instrumemt is more commonly called a Dizi in virtual instruments. 

There are two main kinds of Dizis:  The Qudi, which is the one most commonly sampled, and the Bangdi, which is brighter.   Generally when you buy a Dizi, it's a Qudi.

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On 3/26/2021 at 9:31 AM, Reid Rosefelt said:

Generally when you buy a Dizi, it's a Qudi.

Ba-ha-ha🤣! I  know this is a punch line, but I don't get it.😕

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On 3/25/2021 at 8:04 PM, Fleer said:

Love me some flutes

Being a chimney sweep and at the end of the day you go see Mawry?

 

My bad, you said flutes.

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Sounds great - have you thought about a duduk Jason? Very few good ones around - only Tarilonte's Desert Winds comes close from what I have heard

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 Am I the only one who finds it annoying to do more than one click to find the price? 

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Jason, I hope you will continue the Chinese series with an Erhu.  

There are several available, but there is not yet one great Erhu out there.   I think with the technology of the Qudi, Amplesound could do it.  An Ample Sound Erhu as good as the Qudi would become a necessary buy for anybody doing not just Chinese music, but world music. 

I'm working on a YouTube video comparing all the Yangqin virtual instruments currently available, so I'd of course be interested in what you could do there, but there is already one superb Yangqin on the market.  I have no doubt Ample Sound could do something that would be equally good and take a different approach. 

I would love to hear an Ample Duduk.  The Duduk is the only non-virtual world flute I own. But Tarilonte's is really good and I think that Ample Sound is poised to take Chinese instruments further than anybody aside from Three-Body Technology.  We need you!

Now I'm struggling with what to do about your sale.  😪

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With this new line , i would def see something like kontakt or worldsuite from UVI from Amplesound , a one stop ethnic music tool!!!

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+1 to the Erhu. One of my personal favs. An older gentleman was playing one in a park in Beijing a few years back and the person I was with suggested asking him to play it. I just shook my head at the time but said as we walked away, "That is one of the rudest things you could ever do to a musician performing."

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Erhu , Duduk ,  I will send the idea to the Team. Thank you all for the good words!

 

Here's another demo for Ample China Qudi from Tremendouz. He went for a happy power metal vibe

 

 

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Delicate demo song made with Ample China Qudi by Henry. An excellent way to relax!

 

 

 

 

 

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😀

 

Only a few days left to our intro offer (until April 27th) 25% off for our Ample China Qudi :

 

https://www.amplesound.net/en/pro-pd.asp?id=36


Toby Ryan has something to say about our Qudi:

 

 


Have a good Weekend!!


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