ShamiKoto Virtual Koto and Shamisen VST VST3 Audio Unit Plugin. 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

Virtual Koto and Shamisen VST VST3 Audio Unit 

シャミコトバーチャル箏と三味線

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 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 plugin in VST 32 bit and 64 bit and VST3 64 bit versions for Windows as well as in Audio Unit, VST and VST3 for macOS.

  

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 level 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.

MIDI CC Automation: Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW, such as: LFO depth (CC#1), expression (CC#11), volume (CC#7), pan (CC#10), balance (CC#8), filter cutoff (CC#74), ADSR (Attack: CC#73, Decay: CC#75, Sustain: CC#76, Release: CC#72) and reverb depth (CC#91).

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 you install VST, VST3 or Audio Units plugins, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements. Please test extensively the demo version of this product in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.

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

  • Operating System: Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit platforms).

  • VST or VST3 compatible host application 32/64 bit: These VST/VST3 software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST or VST3 Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Steinberg Nuendo, Cakewalk by BandLab, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Ableton Live, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Magix ACID Music Studio, Magix Samplitude Music Studio and Pro X, Cantabile, n-Track Studio, DarkWave Studio, Bitwig, VSTHost,  SAVIHost among others.

  • MIDI Controller Device: A MIDI Controller is required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in this class is the keyboard controller. After launching the Digital Audio Workstation or 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 play.

  • Operating System: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina. We do not officially support older systems such as PowerPC or deprecated versions of Mac OS X. However our plugins may work, but we cannot guarantee any performance on such old systems. In all cases, always we encourage you to test the free demo version of the software.

  • Audio Unit, VST or VST3 compatible host application. They can be "plugged in" to process audio by applications such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital Performer among others.

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

  • Alternatively, are available the EXS24 and KONTAKT sample libraries in .exs / .nki formats.


  

Limitations of the Unregistered/Demo Version: 

The AU, VST2 and VST3 Plugins DEMO versions is only meant to give you a taste of what is possible with this plugin in a limited range of an octave with random white noise, where Middle C equals C4. For complete information of MIDI key range available, check out the pdf file titled 'Comparison Chart for Limitations of the Demo Version'

 

The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the price is 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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