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http://syntheway.com/ShamiKoto.htm - ShamiKoto is a virtual Koto (13-stringed) and Shamisen (three-stringed lute) designed to emulate those traditional Japanese stringed instruments. Includes pre-recorded Koto glissandi.

The user interface features a built-in: ADSR envelope, a LFO unit, a flexible Multimode Filter and a Glide control, offering a wide range of sounds (VST for Windows, Audio Unit and VST for macOS)

Tracklist Demo:

A) VIRTUAL KOTO (Starting at 0:00)

01.- Chidori no Kyoku (Yoshizawa Kengyoo) Koto 02.- Haru no Umi Pt. I (Michio Miyagi) Koto, Shakuhachi, Siku 03.- Haru no Umi Pt. II Tegoto (Michio Miyagi) Koto, Shakuhachi, Siku 04.- Banza-Bushi (Traditional Japanese Folk) Koto 05.- Golden Eagle (Japanese Style) Koto, Shakuhachi, Siku, Pakhavaj, Timpani, Picked Bass 06.- Light Snow (Japanese Style) Koto, Shakuhachi, Pan Flute, Strings, Tambourine, Triangle, Picked Bass 07.- Sakura Sakura (Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms, Trad Japanese Folk) Koto, Shakuhachi

B) VIRTUAL SHAMISEN (Starting at 3:26)

08.- Ume wa Saitaka (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen 09.- Echigo-Jishi 'Lion of Echigo' (Japanese Popular Music) Shamisen 10.- Illusive Shamisen (Star Ocean, The Second Story by Sakuraba Motoi) Shamisen 11.- Holikoshi-Oiwake (Japanese Folk Style) Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Pan Flute, Sleigh Bells 12.- Yanreso Hoi (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen 13.- Noue Bushi (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen 14.- The Garden of the Imperial Palace, Gosho No Oniwa (Japanese Popular Music) Shamisen 15.- Doujan (Traditional Japanese Folk) Shamisen 16.- Kokiriko-Bushi (Trad. Folk, Toyama Prefecture) Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Quena, Bass, Tabla, T.Bells 17.- Uzume (Japanese Folk Style) Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Timpani, Khanjira

C) VIRTUAL KOTO AND SHAMISEN (Starting at 7:05)

18.- Arabian Town, Hang 'Em High (Crash Bandicoot 3, Warped, Josh Mancell) Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi 19.- Festa In Autumn (Folk Okinawa) Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi, Pan Flute, Khanjira, Pakhavaj, Bass 20.- Oriental Sentinels -Waterfall Ruins (Mega Man ZX Advent, Ippo Yamada) Shamisen, Koto, Shakuhachi 21.- Pokemon Red Blue and Yellow (Junichi Masuda) Shakuhachi , Shamisen and Koto 22.- Power Spot (Shamisen-Style) Shamisen, Koto, Shakuhachi, Bass, Timpani, Tabla, Triangle

D) KOTO GLISSANDO (Starting at 11:26) 23.- Mix of ascending and descending gliss (Straight and wavy)

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ShamiKoto Features:

Mode Selector to change between the following sounds:

1.- Koto 13-Stringed 2.- Shamisen (Samisen) 3-Stringed Lute 3.- Koto Glissando #1 Ascending (Straight) 4.- Koto Glissando #2 Descending (Straight) 5.- Koto Glissando #3 Ascending (Straight) 6.- Koto Glissando #4 Descending (Straight) 7.- Koto Glissando #5 Ascending (Wavy) 8.- Koto Glissando #6 Descending (Wavy)

- ADSR envelope generator. Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets. - Tremolo Section: Contains a LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) with modulation depth, frequency and offset. This creates a kind of a “trembling” sound. Can be used to modulate a large number of target parameters. - Multimode Filter: A flexible multimode 'Infinite Impulse Response' (IIR) filter with LP (Low pass), HP (High pass), BP1 CSG (Band pass 1, constant skirt gain), BP2 C0PG (Band pass 2, constant 0db peak gain), Notch (Band-stop/Band-rejection) filters with adjustable Resonance and Cutoff Frequency range extends up to Nyquist. Gain Compensation option for LP, HP and BP1 filter types. - Glide (Portamento) Control. - 6 pre-recorded Koto Glissandos (ascending and descending, four straight and two wavy). - Full MIDI Automation

The koto (Japanese: ?) is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument derived from the Chinese zheng, and similar to the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese dàn 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.

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Installation Notes

Windows Requirements:

- Use these Syntheway VST plugins in your favourite DAW MIDI Sequencer host like: Image-Line FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo, PreSounus Studio One, Cockos REAPER, Mixcraft, etc

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macOS Requirements:

- These 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. - Compatibility 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”

ShamiKoto is also available for Apple macOS (Audio Unit, VST for Mac, Kontakt Sample Library (.nki files), Apple Logic EXS24 MkII Sample Library (.exs files) http://syntheway.com/ShamiKoto_Virtual_Koto_and_Shamisen_for_macOS.htm

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