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Dan Tranh: Vietnamese Zither

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At-a-Glance:

- c. 3 octaves of pentatonic (B) and chromatic range, including 4 velocity layers and at least 2xRR on each note.

- "Pentatonic Assist" - If you press a key not in the pentatonic scale when a pentatonic patch is loaded, it will play the closest previous note meaning you can use all white keys if you desire.

- Effects, Muted Plucks (2 Vel. Layers, 2xRR), Sampled RR Tremolo and Vibrato, Full Glissandi (4 speed, 3 VL, 2xRR)

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Full Description

The Dan Tranh is a traditional zither originating from Vietnam. It is considerably longer than its European and American cousins, and is also tuned as a pentatonic instrument. 16-17 metal strings run the length of the instrument with bridges halfway for each string. In traditional performance on this instrument, one hand plucks the strings on one side of these bridges using plectrums (finger-picks) and the other hand bends the pitches of the notes as desired on the other side of the bridges. This allows an incredibly dynamic and unique performance which is very hard to sample and replicate.

System Specs:

- At least 1 GB of RAM suggested

- 458 MB of Hard Drive space (Windows)

- 474 MB of Hard Drive space (AU/Mac)

- 179 MB of Hard Drive space (Kontakt)

- KONTAKT 5 REQUIRED (not player)

- A Hard Drive of at least 7200 RPM or SSD (VSTi streams from disk)

- Controller/Ctrlr. Kybrd. Recommended

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Price: $20 USD

Type: Download

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Above, select the version you want. Refer to the FAQ if you are unsure which version to select. Note that Kontakt versions require the full version of Kontakt, not the Kontakt player.

Once payment has been completed, you will be granted access to download the files. You will need a .rar opening utility such as winrar or the free 7-zip to open the compressed files.

Installation instructions are included in the manual provided with in the bundle. If you have any trouble with installation, visit the support page.

If you have selected the wrong version, either contact us directly or use the support page. We will send you the version you intended as soon as possible.

 

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