SYNCHRON SHAKUHACHI
Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

SYNCHRON SHAKUHACHI

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Synchronous shakuhachi - shakuhachi in the key of C

The shakuhachi is a Japanese and ancient Chinese end-blown flute made from bamboo. Its five finger holes are tuned to a pentatonic minor scale with no semitones, but the pitch can be bent down and up, respectively, using techniques called meri and kari, which involve changing the angle of attack.
 
The special sound of the shakuhachi is unmistakable and characterized by the clearly audible air flow. Two types of vibrato provide variety and expression for the long tones. Typical elements when playing the shakuhachi are grace notes, bends and a very pronounced attack when playing a note, as well as effect playing techniques such as dynamic trills and effect grace notes.
 
The shakuhachi was performed by multi-instrumentalist and ethnic instrument expert Veronika Vitazkova, who is also a member of the Synchron Stage Orchestra. She regularly plays concerts with various orchestras, such as the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler, toured Europe as a solo flautist with Ennio Morricone, and played at the Salzburg Festival and Hollywood in Vienna.
 
Since she has worked on countless film scores in the Synchron Stage Vienna, she is now very familiar with the large Stage A, whose extraordinary acoustics contribute so significantly to the overall sound of the individual instruments.
 
In order to capture the instrument with this excellent spatial sound in the best possible way, seven separate, phase-coherent microphone arrangements were used. All microphone signals are available separately in the Synchron Player mixer window. A large number of presets offer perfect mixer settings and serve as a starting point for your own sound creations.
 
Below are the sampled tones of the basic diatonic scale of the shakuhachi. Nevertheless, this software instrument also makes all chromatic intermediate tones available to you. Legatos were chromatically sampled. If you would like your composition to be performed by a shakuhachi player, please keep in mind that not everything you can play on the keyboard can be used in a live performance. 

  • Shakuhachi in C - range: c4 – d6 / pentatonic minor scale (C, D, F, G, A)

(c4 = middle c)

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRONized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive recommended

Windows:

  • Windows 8.1/10 or later
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRONized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive recommended

Free disk space corresponding to the library size.

This product requires activation!

This can either be done on your computer (without additional hardware) or alternatively on an iLok USB dongle that can be purchased separately . The iLok USB dongle can be plugged into any computer in order to use the protected software on several computers. Your licenses can be managed as you like using the iLok License Manager and protected against loss or theft by additional insurance ( Zero Downtime with TLC ).

To activate the product you need an internet connection on any computer and a free user account on www.ilok.com . Use the Vienna Assistant to download and install your software products and sample libraries authorized via iLok  .

Please check with the software manufacturer which iLok version is required as a minimum if you want to use a hardware iLok!