Bamboo Dreams Chinese Woodwinds Virtual Instrument

Bamboo Dreams is a new hybrid virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring Chinese woodwind instruments, including Long Dizi, Short Dizi, Bawu and Xiao.

Here’s what they have to say about the virtual instruments:

  • Long Dizi is a Chinese transverse flute, or Chinese Bamboo Flute. dizi is a major Chinese musical instrument, and is widely used in many genres of Chinese folk music, as well as Chinese opera, and the modern Chinese orchestra. Traditionally, the dizi has also been popular among the Chinese common people, and it is simple to make and easy to carry.
  • Short Dizi, also known as koudi, is a smaller version of Chinese Bamboo flute. It has higher pitch, has a range about 2 octaves
  • Xiao is a Chinese vertical end-blown flute. It is generally made of bamboo.Xiao is a very ancient Chinese instrument usually thought to have developed from a simple end-blown flute used by the Qiang people of Southwest China in ancient period. In the oral traditions of the Xiao, its sound is said to resemble the sweetness of the Phoenix’s call, the King of Birds in Chinese belief. Therefore, it can be said that Xiao is the king of all Chinese flutes.
  • Bawu is a Chinese wind instrument. Although shaped like a flute, it is actually a free reed instrument, with a single metal reed. It is played in a transverse (horizontal) manner. It has a pure, clarinet-like timbre and its playing technique incorporates the use of much ornamentation, particularly bending tones.

Pricing and Availability:

Bamboo Dreams is available for €129.00 EUR/$149.00 USD/£119.00 GBP from here.

2 thoughts on “Bamboo Dreams Chinese Woodwinds Virtual Instrument

    1. I was thinking the same. Which synth is really really good at recreating these sounds? I have a MI Rings, but I wonder if there is any other synth – not eurorack – that does the job without hesitation.

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