Virtual Koto & Shamisen
(Traditional Japanese Stringed
ShamiKoto is a virtual Koto (13-stringed)
and Shamisen (three-stringed lute) designed to
emulate those traditional Japanese stringed
pre-recorded Koto glissandos.
interface features a
built-in: ADSR envelope, a LFO unit, a flexible
Multimode Filter and a Glide control, offering a wide range of sounds.
Available in VST 32 bit and 64 bit
to change between the following sounds:
Shamisen (Samisen) 3-Stringed Lute
Koto Glissando #1 Ascending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #2 Descending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #3 Ascending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #4 Descending (Straight)
Koto Glissando #5 Ascending (Wavy)
Koto Glissando #6 Descending (Wavy)
ADSR envelope generator. Attack,
Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.
a LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator)with
modulation depth, frequency and offset. This creates a kind of a “trembling”
sound. Can be used to modulate a large number of target parameters.
Filter: A flexible multimode 'Infinite Impulse Response' (IIR) filter with LP (Low pass), HP (High pass), BP1 CSG (Band pass 1, constant
skirt gain), BP2 C0PG (Band pass 2, constant 0db peak gain), Notch
extends up to Nyquist. Gain Compensation option for LP, HP
and BP1 filter types.
Glide (Portamento) Control: This function
determines the amount of time it takes for the pitch of a played note to
slide to the pitch of the following played note.
Glissandi (ascending and descending, four straight and two wavy).
500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron®
AMD® or equivalent) minimum.
128 MB or higher recommended.
VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation
DAW/ MIDI Sequencer:
This VST software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST
Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and
Elements, Cakewalk by BandLab, Ableton Live, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One,
Acoustica Mixcraft, MAGIX Acid Pro, MakeMusic
Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, AudioMulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix
Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track
Studio, VSTHost, DarkWave Studio, Propellerhead Reason, SAVIHost, Making Waves and much more
MIDI Controller Device: A MIDI Controller is
required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in this
class is the keyboard controller. After launching the Digital
Audio Workstation or MIDI host application be sure to select the appropriate
MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.
An ASIO® soundcard is recommended for
low latency real-time play.
test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your
make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.
the Unregistered/Demo Version:
Same sound quality than the full version. It generates a short beep in all output
channels every 10 seconds. Be aware that certain sounds may not be available.
6 Pre-recorded Koto
Glissandos (ascending and descending, four straight and two wavy)
are not available in demo version.
full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the
price is US$26,90,
and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is
(Japanese: 箏) is a traditional Japanese stringed musical
instrument derived from the Chinese Zheng (Guzheng), and similar to
the Mongolian Yatga, the Korean Gayageum, and the
đàn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan.
or samisen (三味線), also sangen (三絃) — both words mean
"three strings" — is a three-stringed traditional Japanese
musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument
sanxian. It is played with a plectrum called a bachi.
name ShamiKoto is a portmanteau of the words: 'Shamisen' and
is a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH