Arturia Augmented YANGTZE [WiN-MAC]

Traditional Chinese instruments VST plugin
  • Publisher: Arturia
  • Product: Augmented YANGTZE
  • Release: V.R — MORiA
  • Version: 1.0.0 CE — 1.0.0 U2B

Arturia’s Augmented YANGTZE is a remarkable software instrument that bridges the gap between the rich heritage of traditional Chinese instruments and the innovative realm of synthesis.

Augmented YANGTZE boasts an extensive library of sampled Chinese instruments, including the dizi, xiao, pipa, guqin, yangqin, and erhu. These samples are not only authentic but also offer a wide dynamic range and expressive timbral nuances. The integration with four synthesis engines—Virtual Analog, Granular, Wavetable, and Harmonic—allows for a vast array of soundscapes, from realistic emulations to avant-garde textures.

The dual-mode interface caters to both novice users and seasoned sound designers. The main view offers a simplified control set, while the advanced panel opens up a comprehensive modulation matrix, envelopes, LFOs, arpeggiators, and effects. The effects section, including reverb, delay, and distortion, adds depth and character to the sounds.

With over 200 curated presets, Augmented YANGTZE provides a solid foundation for musical exploration. The presets cover a spectrum from traditional to experimental, showcasing the instrument’s versatility. The mapping to Arturia’s Keylab Essential controller enhances the tactile experience, making real-time sound manipulation intuitive and engaging.

Arturia Augmented YANGTZE is a testament to the fusion of cultural sounds and modern technology. It offers a unique tool for producers and composers looking to incorporate Chinese musical elements into their work. The instrument’s depth and flexibility make it a valuable addition to any music production toolkit.

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