PASSIONATE AND SPIRITED
Esraj & Erhu - Ethnic String Phrases continues our journey deep within the cultures of India and China. It is a toolbox for composers, invented to capture the exceptional magic of live performed instruments. Esraj & Erhu phrases embody the honest emotional expression being the core of music. Providing the enormous vitality of two traditional string instruments. Both Esraj and Erhu create an unbelievably sincere feeling, enabling it to enliven every musical setting. The outcome is a versatile and easy-to-use instrument with a huge variety of overwhelming string phrases.
The Esraj is a North Indian stringed instrument known for its extremely soft and smooth tones. Within the last 300 years it has often been used as an accompanying instrument for voices. Enrichening them with the incredible warm and full sound, the variety of its resonance strings provide.
The Erhu is a chinese spike fiddle with two strings. It is known for its strength of character in spite of being so versatile in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements.
United they form the next chapter of our Ethnic Series, melting together to an unbelievable expressive and varied dream couple - unfolding their magic just at your fingertips.
Symphony Series, Symphony Essentials
INSPIRED, LIVE RECORDED PHRASES & TECHNIQUES
The two string instruments cover a huge variety of different styles and techniques: From very simple and touching phrases, all the way to extremely virtuous and stirring ones. All of them can be adjusted in key, speed, length, succession and connection. This guarantees the perfect fit for its human touch in all styles and moods.
TUTORIAL - LYRICAL SERIES
CLEAN AND INTUITIVE INTERFACE
Inspired by our Lyrical Series, we created the same intuitive and easy to use interface that gives you instant access to the most essential features as well as the freedom to dive deeper to shape your sound as you wish.
ETHNIC STRING PHRASES
- 670+ matchless and live perfomed phrases
- 19 themes
- 2 Ethnic String Instruments
- Erhu legato und Esraj sustain instruments included
CUSTOMIZABLE SPEED & LENGTH
With short endings, you can conclude and switch between passages easily. The speed knob at the center allows precise timing control. All phrases were recorded to fit multiple tempi and remain expressive without a set meter.
LEGATO/SUSTAIN INSTRUMENTS INCLUDED
To merge the powers of both traditional and phrase-based sampling, Erhu legato und Esraj sustain instruments have been included. They can be used to either to connect or to advance existing phrases, or even to craft your own ones. Be prepared to implement your creative vision with ease into your scores.
STARTING, MIDDLE & END PHRASES
Each theme comes with 15 different phrases (starting, middle and end phrases). They are designed to perfectly fit your track. In addition, there are two short endings per theme to quickly end a phrase. This setup gives you the freedom to conveniently combine different phrases the way you want.
- Full version of Native Instrument’s KONTAKT 5 (version 5.8.1 or higher) or Steinbergs free HALion Sonic SE*
- Intel Core 2 Duo processor recommended
- Mac OSX.10.11 or higher
- Windows 7 or higher
- 4GB RAM
- at least 2.5GB of free hard disc space
*HALion Sonic SE is currently not compatible with Notion by Presonus