This is the next chapter in our musical journey around the world. The Evolution series cooperates with the world renowned manufacturer Guzheng Hong Sound (Emilymax), specializing in unique handcrafted instruments. These instruments are a real gem and are used by some of the elite musicians in China and Taiwan.
Intuitive Interface – Built for Kontakt, World Strings Guzheng features a simple yet intuitive interface. Our advanced scripting techniques help you control the emotional sounds of Guzhengs flawlessly.
Golden Recording – World Strings Guzheng for Kontakt takes instrument sampling to the next level. The combination of Hong Sound’s finest instrument and our equipment is pure gold recording.
Unparalleled Quality – This Guzheng library, recorded with state-of-the-art equipment, on the finest stage in the world, is a one-of-a-kind instrument and offers only the highest quality sound and endless creativity. We are honored to have created this inspiring instrument and we know you will love playing it.
Our award-winning team has gone to extraordinary lengths to capture the best musicians performing on a world-class stage. An exquisite instrument with the latest technology. This library offers unparalleled quality and endless creativity. We’ve spent thousands of hours making this library add a new dimension of authenticity to your next product. Like our other product lines, we always strive to capture lively and human performances so that playing the instrument is fun and intuitive.
Articulation Box Threshold – Between the three fields of articulation there is a sensitivity threshold. It regulates movement between 3 boxes. For example, if the Vertical Mode is set to Velocity and the keystroke is between 0 and 80, you will play the lowest box, 81-109 will play the middle box, and 110-127 will play the top box.
Horizontal Mode – Controls access to the “slots” of the presets. The most common mode is “keyswitches”, although you can use any other midi CC between each slot.
Virtual Mode – Controls how you navigate between the fields of articulation. For example, if it is set to “Velocity”, you can use keystrokes to play different “articulation fields”. Depending on how you like to work, you can choose a different MIDI controller method.
Slots – One “slot” is essentially a preset of 3 “articulation slots”. You can have up to 20 “slots”. The large grid in the middle of the interface shows how many “slots” are in use and which one is selected at any given time.
KSW– allows you to set the starting note for mapping your group of “keyswitches”. For example, if set to C0, the first switch will start at C0 and the rest will follow chromatically.
Legato ON – As an experiment, we added a SIPS script to create a fake legato. This is more of a bonus feature, but it can be useful for more melodic lines.
Recorded Playing Techniques
Pick (no vibrato)
Pick (with vibrato)
Finger (no vibrato)
Tremolo (3 Speeds)
Tremolo (A variety of attack and release crescendo and diminuendo styles)
Tremolo (Bend up and down)
Various Glissandi Effects
All samples at 48khz 24bit
18 GB NCW Lossless
Up to five round robin
Up to 4 user-controllable microphone positions
World class scoring stage