ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen VST VST3 Audio Unit Plugin Windows, Mac (Universal 2: Apple silicon M1/M2 and Intel). Traditional Japanese Musical Instruments シャミコト
ShamiKoto: Virtual Koto and Shamisen VST VST3 Audio Unit. Traditional Japanese Stringed Musical Instruments

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ShamiKoto: Koto and Shamisen VST VST3 Audio Unit

Windows / macOS Universal 2 Binary (ARM64 Apple Silicon M1, M2 / Intel)

シャミコトバーチャル箏と三味線

Traditional Japanese Stringed Musical Instruments


Please try the demo version before purchasing (Plugins non-refundable)

Universal 2 allows Audio Units, VST and VST3 plug-ins to run natively on both Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers. Compatible with Apple Silicon chipsets developed by Apple. M-series processors are used in the Mac lineup


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Overview

ShamiKoto is a virtual Koto (13-stringed) and Shamisen (three-stringed lute) designed to emulate those traditional Japanese stringed instruments. Includes pre-recorded koto glissandos as well as a few shamisen technique emulations with plectrum (bachi) or finger, like hajiki (left hand finger plucked-string), sukui (bachi upstroke), and tataki (bachi swift downward stroke).

Available as VST and VST3 plug-ins for Windows 64-bit, and as Audio Unit, VST and VST3 plug-ins for macOS, in native Apple silicon mode (Universal 2 binary), with support for both 64-bit Intel and Apple (M1, M2) processors.

  

Features 

Quick selector to switch between different preset sounds:

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List of Preset Sounds / Demo

1

Koto 13-Stringed

2

Koto Staccato

3

Koto Trill Effect

4

Koto Glissando 1 Ascending (Straight)

5

Koto Glissando 2 Descending (Straight)

6

Koto Glissando 3 Ascending (Straight)

7

Koto Glissando 4 Descending (Straight)

8

Koto Glissando 5 Ascending (Straight)

9

Koto Glissando 6 Descending (Straight)

10

Koto Glissando 7 Ascending (Wavy)

11

Koto Glissando 8 Descending (Wavy)

12

Koto Glissando 9 Ascending-Descending Set

13

Shamisen (Samisen) 3-Stringed Lute

14

Shamisen (Hajiki/Left Hand Finger Plucking)

15

Shamisen (Sukui/Bachi Upstroke)

16

Shamisen (Tataki/Bachi Downstroke)

  

Low-frequency oscillator section: These knobs apply modulation to the selected instrument. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.

 Rate: This knob controls the frequency. Turn clockwise for a faster modulation rate.
 Depth: This knob controls the amplitude. With a lower setting, the resulting modulation is subtle, while a higher depth will result in a much more extreme effect.

ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters:

 Attack determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level.
 Decay determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level to the sustain level (controlled by Sustain).
 Sustain determines the level of the sound is played at while the note is held (after the other envelope states, Attack and Decay, have been completed).
 Release determines the time it takes for the note to fall from the sustain level to zero (silence) level when it is released.

Pitch Bend: The Pitch Bend knob directly changes the pitch of the selected instrument.

 Pitch Bend center position: is normal pitch.
 Pitch Bend down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left.
 Pitch Bend up: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved the right.

Reverb built-in: provides a spaciousness and depth to simulate the sound reflections from walls, floors and ceilings following a sound created in an acoustically reflective environment. Small rooms can be modeled as well as large spaces.

Filter Type. Combo box to switch between the following options:

 Low Pass (LPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency lower than a certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency.
 High Pass (HPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency higher than a certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency.
 None: No filter is applied. 
 Cutoff Frequency Filter: Sets the cutoff frequency for the low pass and high pass filters.

Amplitude Range Parameters: It controls the loudness, the way in which we perceive amplitude.The sensitivity level is set by the user:

 Amplitude range (low) - sets amplitude range, lower bound (dB) 
 Amplitude range (high) - sets amplitude range, upper bound (dB)

Volume: Adjusts the volume of the instrument.

Panning potentiometer control: Set the panning of the instrument. Adjusts the stereo pan position of the signal output, which determines how much of signal is sent to the left and right channels.

 

Many of our songs demos features our Virtual Shakuhachi Japanese Flute, an ideal complement available here

The shakuhachi (尺八、しゃくはち, pronounced [ɕakɯhatɕi]) is a Japanese end-blown flute. It was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 6th century and underwent a resurgence in the early Edo Period. The oldest shakuhachi in Japan is currently stored in Shōsō-in, Nara. The shakuhachi is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. It was used by the monks of the Fuke sect of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (吹禅, blowing meditation).

  

Virtual Shakuhachi (DAL Flute) feat. ShamiKoto Virtual Koto & Shamisen

The koto (Japanese: 箏) is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument derived from the Chinese zheng (guzheng), and similar to the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese đn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan. The shamisen or samisen (三味線), also sangen (三絃)  both words mean "three strings"  is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian. It is played with a plectrum called a bachi. When you pluck the string it is called hajiki, and when you slide you finger down it's called suri. With the right hand you hold the bachi and strum the strings up and down (sukui).

The koto (Japanese: 箏) is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument derived from the Chinese Zheng (Guzheng), and similar to the Mongolian Yatga, the Korean Gayageum, and the Vietnamese đn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan.

 

The shamisen or samisen (三味線), also sangen (三絃) both words mean "three strings" is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian. It is played with a plectrum called a bachi.

The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument derived from the Chinese zheng, and similar to the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese đn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan. The shamisen or samisen, also sangen  both words mean "three strings"  is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian. It is played with a plectrum called a bachi.

シャミコトバーチャル箏と三味線

The name ShamiKoto is a portmanteau of the words: 'Shamisen' and 'Koto'.

  

Magnus Choir VST VST3 v2.5 for Windows, Magnus Choir Audio Unit, VST and VST3 v3.5 for Mac

Before installing any VST, VST3 or Audio Units plug-ins, please make sure your computer meets the following requirements. Please test the demo version of this product extensively on your host to make sure there are no problems before purchasing.

 .dll (v2.4) and .vst3 (v3.6.7)

  • Windows operating system: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 64 bit.

  • VST and/or VST3 compatible host / digital audio workstation DAW / MIDI sequencer 64-bit: This VST/VST3 software can be "plugged" into any host application that supports VST/VST3 technology, such as Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Cakewalk by BandLab, Ableton Live, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, MAGIX Acid Pro, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track Studio, VSTHost, DarkWave Studio, Bitwig, SAVIHost and many more.

  • MIDI controller device: A MIDI controller is required to play this VST instrument. The most common device in this class is a keyboard controller. After launching Digital Audio Workstation or your MIDI host application, be sure to select the appropriate MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.

  • An ASIO sound card is recommended for low latency real-time performance.

  • Operating system: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura.

  • These plug-ins have been compiled using Universal 2 application binaries for both Intel and Apple silicon (M1, M2) to run on both Intel x86-64 and ARM64-based Macintosh computers, taking advantage of the native power and performance of the new Apple silicon-based Macs, while continuing to support Intel-based Macs. In all cases, we always recommend that you try the free trial version of the software.

  • The Audio Unit Component, VST and VST3 plug-ins require of a compatible host, digital audio workstation (DAW) or MIDI sequencer that supports Audio Units, VST or VST3 technology. They can be plugged in to process audio from applications such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One Professional, Ardour, and Digital Performer, among others.

  • MIDI controller device: A MIDI controller is required to play this plug-in instrument. The most common type of device in this class is a keyboard controller. After launching the Digital Audio Workstation or your MIDI host application, be sure to select the appropriate MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.

  • Alternatively, the EXS24 and KONTAKT sample libraries are available in .exs and .nki format, respectively.


  

Limitations of the Unregistered/Demo Version: 

The AU, VST2 and VST3 plugins DEMO versions are only intended to give you a taste of what is possible with this plugin in a limited range of one octave with random 'white noise'. For full information on the MIDI key range available, please refer to the pdf file entitled 'Comparison Chart for Limitations of the Demo Version'.

 

The full version can be purchased as downloadable software for US$ 47.90

Please be aware that we do not offer refunds. To determine whether the software meets your requirements prior to purchase, we encourage you to test the free demo of the software plugin and read our License.


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