Ample China Qudi(ACQD) is built on the latest development of the Woodwind Sample Engine, with 4.4 GB samples, including head and body articulations, FX sounds, as well as a select collection of improvised licks.
The Artist: Xiaokui Ding (The principal woodwind player of the China National Traditional Orchestra. Member of the Golden Buddha Jazz orchestra with Zhongruan master Mantian Feng, Jazz pianist Hongwei Kong.)
The Instrument: Elegant Wind series D key Qudi (Jianhong Wang Masterbuilt)
- Windows: Windows 7/8/10, 64 bit only (32 bit not supported)
- Mac: 10.9 or newer versions.
- VST2, VST3, AU, AAX and Standalone host
- Intel i5 or higher
- iLok Anti-Piracy system, which requires a free iLok account. The license can be stored on the local machine without an iLok dongle, or on 2nd/3rd generation iLok dongle.
Record with 5 mics (Front, Middle, Back, Stereo Ambient). Each mic volume is adjustable and equipped with channel EQ.
2 Mic modes: Modern and Traditional, capable of colorful sound designs
There are 3 kinds of articulations in Elegant Wind – Head Group (blue keyswitches), Body Group (yellow keyswithces) and Special Effect Group (red keyswitches). Each group occupies one octave.
The head group is used to perform grace notes at head. Articulations with more grace notes are assigned to higher keyswitches; Ascending and descending articulations are close together.
The body group can not only perform grace notes at head, but also can be used for articulation legatos to express changes of the sound body.
The Dizi has great dynamic range and timbre variation. The sample library provides 5 velocity layers, with sound from mildly soft to bright and strong.
There are 4 velocity layers for Expression articulation, 2 velocity layers for Vibrato articulation, and real samples of Trill sounds. Together with SAHDS virtual modulation system, they can create vivid and realistic notes.
Note velocity is used to control the start time of Expression and Vibrato articulations, to generate slowly developing notes or strong notes.
The sample length of the Elegant Wind is about 8 seconds on average. In most cases, it can meet the requirements of a Dizi note. If user need longer notes, he can turn on the Sample Loop.
Price: $149 USD
More info here: Ample Sound | Ample China Qudi