Sound Magic Encyclopedia of China Offers A Comprehensive Collection Of Chinese Solo & Ensemble Instruments

Sound Magic has introduced Encyclopedia of China, a comprehensive collection of Chinese solo and ensemble virtual instruments.

Encyclopedia of China reflects over 20 years of effort to record a wide range of Chinese instruments, and over 1,000 musicians contributed to the final product. The collection is designed to capture not just Chinese instruments, but for making the modern Chinese style of music, which also features a full symphony orchestra.


  • Over 7,316,200 samples, 11.32 TB uncompressed content
  • Modeled Vibrato, Legato, Tremolo, Glide, and Glissando
  • Multi Velocity layers samples
  • Round Robin on most techniques
  • Up to 4 Microphone Perspectives
  • Innovative Performance Key Switch system
  • Embodied high-quality reverb and EQ
  • Comprehensive Envelope system
  • Scala Tuning System can emulate different tuning systems
  • DFD/RAM system enables users to relocate resources and ensure the best performance under every individual project
  • Different GUI mode for standard resolution and 4K resolution

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability

Encyclopedia of China is available now for $999 until October 13th, 2023 (Reg. $1999).

6 thoughts on “Sound Magic Encyclopedia of China Offers A Comprehensive Collection Of Chinese Solo & Ensemble Instruments

  1. I was quite excited by this. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. I really want to add a nice Koto or Zheng sound to my work.
    Then I saw the price!
    It really does sound awesome. And I’m sure it’ll be very valuable to people making a living out of scoring various media.
    I think this is definitely more for the professional rather than a casual keys masher like myself!
    Oh well, one can dream….

  2. I can’t blame them for asking $999 for 20 years’ worth of serious work, but its definitely a pro composer specialty item in a big way. 11 TB uncompressed, ouch! Omnisphere is just a smidge away from a mere $500. I doubt that anyone else has gone so comprehensive, even in world music packages. I’ll take a stab at it and say Sound Magic isn’t marketing this to Ableton Lite users.

  3. I had a vague hope that this was something done by the Chinese cultural ministry to be offered for free. Alas…

    Still, sounds amazing, you can tell that a huge amount of work went into nearly 12TB of samples.

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