ShamiKoto Virtual Koto & Shamisen VST

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ShamiKoto

シャミコトバーチャル箏と三味線

Virtual Koto & Shamisen (Traditional Japanese Stringed Musical Instruments)


GuitarTempus is a virtual guitar designed to emulate the acoustic nylon and steel string as well as the semi acoustic (hollow body) and electric clean guitars, with modulation capabilities and onboard effects. 

 

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.

The user interface features a built-in: ADSR envelope, a LFO unit, a flexible Multimode Filter and a Glide control, offering a wide range of sounds.ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen for macOS: Audio Units and VST for macOS ↓ KONTAKT Sample Library (.nki) ↓ Logic EXS24 Sample Library ↓

 GuitarTempus Virtual Guitar VST: Virtual Nylon, Six and Twelve Steel String, Semi Acoustic and Electric Clean Guitar VST Plugin for Windows, Audio Unit and VST for macOS and Mac OS X. Also available in EXS24 and KONTAKT NKI Sample Libraries

 

 

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).


 Features

  • Mode Selector to change between the following sounds:

1

Koto 13-Stringed

2

Shamisen (Samisen) 3-Stringed Lute

3

Koto Glissando #1 Ascending (Straight)

4

Koto Glissando #2 Descending (Straight)

5

Koto Glissando #3 Ascending (Straight)

6

Koto Glissando #4 Descending (Straight)

7

Koto Glissando #5 Ascending (Wavy)

8

Koto Glissando #6 Descending (Wavy)

  • ADSR envelope generator. Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.

  • Tremolo Section: Contains 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.

  • Multimode 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 (Band-stop/Band-rejection) filters with adjustable Resonance and Cutoff Frequency range 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.

  • 6 pre-recorded Koto Glissandi (ascending and descending, four straight and two wavy).

  • Full MIDI Automation: Complete 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.

Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8 / x86 (32 bit). For x64 (64 bit) test the demo plugin with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk Sonar, X2, X3 (BitBridge) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc. - Apple macOS: See options available for Macintosh users in Universal Binary and Sample Libraries for Mac (Audio Unit, VST for Mac, NI Kontakt NKI Files, Apple Logic EXS24 MkII Sample Library) Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis).

 

The koto (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. 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 (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.

 

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 đàn 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'.

 

 

Video Details (Tracklist)

 

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

 

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 MIDI Implementation Chart for ShamiKoto

                  MIDI CC #  -   Controller Name                                                      


CC# 01 - LFO DEPTH (Modulation Wheel) 
CC# 03 - LFO FREQ.
CC# 09 - LFO OFFSET

CC# 05 - GLIDE / PORTAMENTO TIME 
CC# 07 - MASTER VOLUME

CC# 20 - FILTER TYPE
CC# 21 - GAIN COMPENSATION
CC# 22 - RESONANCE
CC# 23 - CUTOFF FREQUENCY

CC# 25 - MIDI CHANNEL

CC# 71 - DECAY - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 72 - RELEASE - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 73 - ATTACK - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 74 - SUSTAIN - ENVELOPE GENERATOR

GuitarTempus Virtual Guitar VST: Virtual Nylon, Six and Twelve Steel String, Semi Acoustic and Electric Clean Guitar VST Plugin for Windows, Audio Unit and VST for macOS and Mac OS X. Also available in EXS24 and KONTAKT NKI Sample Libraries

System Requirements

      Before you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements:

  • Windows Operating 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 32/64-bit compatibility) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, Cubase 9, etc.

  • Apple macOS: See options available for Macintosh users in Universal Binary and more.

  • Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis) or in MusE from v2.1 with Native VST support.

  • 500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron® AMD® or equivalent) minimum.

  • RAM: 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.

  • Please test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.

    Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows XP, 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 (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge), Cockos REAPER (Bridging) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc.

    Apple macOS: See native options available for Macintosh users. Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments AU Audio Units (.component), VST (.vst extension) Sample Libraries for Apple Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard", Mac OS X v10.7 "Lion", Mac OS X v10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X v10.9 "Mavericks", OS X v10.10 "Yosemite", OS X v10.11 "El Capitan", macOS v10.12 "Sierra", macOS v10.13 "High Sierra".

 

  Installing and Uninstalling VST Plug-in

To install VST plug-in, follow these steps:

  • The file must be in a directory where the VST host is looking for VST plug-ins.

  • Unzip the file.

  • Place the ShamiKoto.dll 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 there.

 

Version History

Software Development and Release Stages

  • v1.0: First release (General availability)

  • v1.0rc1: Release Candidate.

  • v0.90/0.95Alpha and Beta testing  period. operational testing

 

Plug-in Credits

Concept 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.

  • Emits a noise every 10 seconds.

  • The registered version does not have nagging sounds and features full Koto Glissandos.

For more 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 design new features. 

The 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 received.

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