SoundsOnline.com announces that Best Service's Peking Opera Percussion by Yellow River Sound ($139 MSRP), a sound library for multiple formats, is now available in the U.S. Yellow River Sound specializes in reproducing traditional Chinese instruments with authentic detail.
Peking Opera Percussion is a 3GB library of high quality drum and percussion instruments used in traditional Chinese Opera—especially the Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera. It also includes other Chinese percussion instruments, including a 4-foot-high drum that is played in solo and ensemble performances; various gongs and cymbals; and the Bianzhong, an ancient Chinese instrument found at the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng that is said to date to 433 B.C., comprising a set of bronze bells that were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet.
Peking Opera Percussion incorporates Best Service Engine 2, which offers an easy to use interface and real-time control over essential parameters, as well as a number of playable MIDI templates to help users navigate the intricate rhythm patterns of traditional Chinese opera.
Zero-G Modular Beats ($99.95 MSRP) is a sound library created by Norwegian sound designer Roger Grønberg, who specializes in physical modeling and sound creation at frodebeats HQ in Norway. Zero-G Modular Beats offers beats and kits that he constructed using the oscillators and noise generators found in analog modular synthesizers and monosynths.
This library is designed for use in Kontakt, EXS24 and Reason, and contains more than 1.5 GB of original material comprising 400 loops, 400 single hits and 300 modular drum kit instruments (containing more than 2,000 drum hits).