Many of our songs demos features our Virtual Shakuhachi
Japanese Flute, an ideal complement
to change between the following sounds:
Shamisen (Samisen) 3-Stringed Lute
Koto Glissando #1 Ascending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #2 Descending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #3 Ascending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #4 Descending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #5 Ascending (Wavy)
Koto Glissando #6 Descending (Wavy)
ADSR envelope generator. Attack,
Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.
a LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator)with
modulation depth, frequency and offset. This creates a kind of a “trembling”
sound. Can be used to modulate a large number of target parameters.
Filter: A flexible multimode 'Infinite Impulse Response' (IIR) filter with LP (Low pass), HP (High pass), BP1 CSG (Band pass 1, constant
skirt gain), BP2 C0PG (Band pass 2, constant 0db peak gain), Notch
extends up to Nyquist. Gain Compensation option for LP, HP
and BP1 filter types.
Glide (Portamento) Control: This function
determines the amount of time it takes for the pitch of a played note to
slide to the pitch of the following played note.
Glissandi (ascending and descending, four straight and two wavy).
MIDI Continuous Controller. You can use this to automate
parameter changes from a sequencer, or to control your synthesizers
from an external MIDI control surface.
(Japanese: 箏) is a traditional Japanese stringed musical
instrument derived from the Chinese zheng, and similar to
the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese
đàn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan.
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
It is played with a plectrum called a bachi.
name ShamiKoto is a portmanteau of the words: 'Shamisen' and
you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your
computer fulfills the following requirements:
System: Native dll file for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows 8.1, Windows 10
x86 architecture (32-bit platform).
For x64 (64-bit platform) test the demo
plug-in with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase up to v8.5 (VST Bridge),
FL Studio (Bridged
mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge),
Cockos REAPER (Bridging),
Acoustica Mixcraft (full
or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One,
Cubase 9, etc.
500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron®
AMD® or equivalent) minimum.
128 MB or higher recommended.
VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation
DAW/ MIDI Sequencer:
This VST software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST
Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Cakewalk Sonar Artist,
Platinum and Professional, Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, PreSonus
Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Synapse Audio Orion, Sony Acid Pro, MakeMusic
Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, AudioMulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix
Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track
Studio, VSTHost, SAVIHost, PowerTracks Pro Audio, Making Waves Studio, and much more
An ASIO® soundcard is recommended for
low latency real-time play.
test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your
make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.
Installing and Uninstalling VST Plug-in
To install VST plug-in, follow these
must be in a directory
where the VST host is looking for VST plug-ins.
file into VST
Plug-ins Folder of your host application.
To uninstall simply
remove the ShamiKoto.dll
file of your VST Plug-ins folder
and the "User Guide and
Information" and "License Agreement" PDFs files, if you also placed them
Software Development and Release Stages
release (General availability)
Alpha and Beta testing
and Programming by Daniel Laiseca
Evaluation & Registration
The codes for
the licensed and evaluation versions of this program are
identical. The DEMO VERSION is functional. You can do
anything you can do with the full version; you can even save
your presets. Also in the demo are some presets included to
demonstrate the instruments capabilities, but not all sounds
may be available. The
demo restrictions are:
6 Pre-recorded Koto
Glissandos (ascending and descending, four straight and two wavy)
are not available in demo version.
noise every 10 seconds.
registered version does not have nagging sounds and
features full Koto Glissandos.
information see the Comparison Chart about “Limitations of
the Unregistered/Demo Version” contained in zip file.
The program is a SHAREWARE. You are hereby licensed
to use this
software for evaluation purposes without charge but if you use this software after the evaluation period, a
registration fee is required.
Note that by registering the software, you enable us to improve it and
full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the
price is US$26,90,
and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is
is a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH