Virtual Koto and Shamisen
Audio Unit and
VST Plugins for Mac
ShamiKoto is a virtual Koto (13-stringed)
and Shamisen (three-stringed lute) designed to
emulate those traditional Japanese stringed
pre-recorded Koto glissandos.
Audio Unit Component and or VST audio
plug-ins are compiled in Universal Binary
format, so they are compatible and run natively on
Intel-manufactured IA-32 (Intel Architecture, 32-bit) or
Intel 64-based Macintosh computers.
with 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".
plug-ins that can be used to process audio by applications
such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER,
Studio One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital
Performer among others.
has been meticulously tuned and adjusted and particular care
has been taken in the reproduction of the original realism
• Mode Selector to change between the following instruments:
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 with Attack, Sustain, Decay
and Release parameters:
determines the time it takes for the note to get to the
determines the time it takes for the note to go from the
maximum level to the sustain level (controlled by Sustain).
determines level the sound is played at while the note is
held (after the other envelope states, Attack and Decay,
have been completed).
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.
center position: is normal pitch.
down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur
when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left.
up: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur
when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved the right.
• Low-Frequency Oscillator Controls:
These knobs apply LFO modulation to the selected instrument.
Use the ‘Rate’ (Frequency) and ‘Depth’ (Amplitude) knobs to
adjust the LFO effect as required. By using the LFO to
modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply
effects such as vibrato or tremolo.
• Virtual Reverb Room built-in: free variation of
acoustic ambience thanks to complete separation of organ and
room. Small rooms can be modeled as well as large spaces.
• Volume: Adjusts the volume of the instrument.
• Pan: 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.
Arabian Town, Hang 'Em High (Crash Bandicoot
3, Warped, Josh Mancell) Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi
Banza-Bushi (Traditional Japanese Folk) Koto
Theme of Keiji Maeda ('Hana no Keiji, Kumo no Kanata ni' by Kazsin)
Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi
Chidori no Kyoku (Yoshizawa Kengyoo) Koto
Doujan (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen
Echigo-Jishi (Lion of Echigo) (Japanese Popular Music)
Festa In Autumn (Folk Okinawa) Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi,
Pan Flute, Khanjira, Pakhavaj, Bass
Golden Eagle (Japanese Style) Koto, Shakuhachi, Siku,
Pakhavaj, Timpani, Picked Bass
Haru no Umi Pt. I (Michio Miyagi) Koto, Shakuhachi, Siku
Haru no Umi Pt. II Tegoto (Michio Miyagi) Koto, Shakuhachi,
Holikoshi-Oiwake (Japanese Folk Style) Shamisen, Shakuhachi,
Pan Flute, Sleigh Bells
Illusive Shamisen (Star Ocean, The Second Story by Sakuraba
Kokiriko-Bushi (Trad. Folk, Toyama
Prefecture) Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Quena, Bass, Tabla,
Koto Glissando (Ascending-Descending, Straight-Wavy)
Kuroda-Samurai (Trad. Folk, Fukuoka Prefecture) Koto,
Light Snow (Japanese Style) Koto, Shakuhachi, Pan Flute,
Strings, Tambourine, Triangle, Picked Bass
Noue Bushi (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen
Oriental Sentinels -Waterfall Ruins (Mega Man ZX Advent, Ippo Yamada)
Shamisen, Koto, Shakuhachi
Pokemon Red Blue and Yellow (Junichi Masuda) Shakuhachi ,
Shamisen and Koto
Power Spot (Shamisen-Style) Shamisen, Koto, Shakuhachi,
Bass, Timpani, Tabla, Triangle
Rokudan no Shirabe (Japanese Koto Concert by Yatsuhashi
Sakura Sakura (Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms, Trad
Japanese Folk) Koto, Shakuhachi
The Garden of the Imperial Palace, Gosho No Oniwa (Japanese
Popular Music) Shamisen
Ume wa Saitaka (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen
Uzume (Japanese Folk Style) Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Timpani,
Yanreso Hoi (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen
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