ShamiKoto is a virtual Koto (13-stringed)
and Shamisen (three-stringed lute) designed to
emulate those traditional Japanese stringed
instruments. Includes pre-recorded koto glissandos
as well as a few shamisen technique emulations with
plectrum (bachi) or finger, like hajiki (left hand
finger plucked-string), sukui (bachi upstroke), and
tataki (bachi swift downward stroke).
plugin in VST 32 bit and 64 bit and VST3 64 bit versions for
Windows as well as in Audio Unit, VST and VST3 for
• Quick selector to switch between different preset sounds:
List of Preset Sounds / Demo
Glissando 1 Ascending (Straight)
Koto Glissando 2 Descending
Koto Glissando 3 Ascending
Koto Glissando 4 Descending
Koto Glissando 5 Ascending
Koto Glissando 6 Descending
Koto Glissando 7 Ascending
Koto Glissando 8 Descending
Koto Glissando 9
Shamisen (Samisen) 3-Stringed Lute
Shamisen (Hajiki/Left Hand
• Low-frequency oscillator section: These knobs apply modulation to
the selected instrument. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the
audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.
This knob controls the frequency. Turn clockwise for a faster
modulation rate. Ø Depth:
This knob controls the amplitude. With a lower setting, the
resulting modulation is subtle, while a higher depth will result
in a much more extreme effect.
ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters:
determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level. Ø Decay
determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level
to the sustain level (controlled by Sustain). Ø Sustain
determines the level of the sound is played at while the note is held (after
the other envelope states, Attack and Decay, have been completed). Ø Release
determines the time it takes for the note to fall from the sustain level
to zero (silence) level when it is released.
• Pitch Bend: The Pitch Bend knob directly changes the pitch of the selected
Bend center position: is normal pitch. Ø Pitch
Bend down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the
pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left. Ø Pitch
Bend up: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the
pitch bend/modulation lever is moved the right.
• Reverb built-in: provides a spaciousness and depth to simulate the
sound reflections from walls, floors and ceilings following a sound created
in an acoustically reflective environment. Small rooms can be modeled as
well as large spaces.
• Filter Type. Combo box to switch between the following options:
Pass (LPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency lower than a
certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies higher
than the cutoff frequency. Ø High
Pass (HPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency higher than a
certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies lower
than the cutoff frequency. Ø None:
No filter is applied. Ø Cutoff
Frequency Filter: Sets the cutoff frequency for the low pass and high
• Amplitude Range Parameters: It controls the loudness, the way in which we
perceive amplitude.The sensitivity level is set by the user:
• Panning potentiometer control: Set the panning of the instrument. Adjusts
the stereo pan position of the signal output, which determines how much of
signal is sent to the left and right channels.
• MIDI CC Automation: Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller
parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW, such as: LFO
depth (CC#1), expression (CC#11), volume (CC#7),
pan (CC#10), balance (CC#8), filter cutoff (CC#74), ADSR (Attack: CC#73,
Decay: CC#75, Sustain: CC#76, Release: CC#72) and reverb depth (CC#91).
Many of our songs demos features our Virtual Shakuhachi
Japanese Flute, an ideal complement
(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
Before you install VST, VST3 or Audio
Units plugins, please make sure your computer fulfills the
extensively the demo version of this
product in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before
Operating System: Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11
(32-bit and 64-bit platforms).
VST or VST3 compatible host application 32/64 bit:
These VST/VST3 software can be "plugged in" to any host application that
supports VST or VST3 Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg
Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements,
Cakewalk by BandLab, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft,
MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Magix ACID Music Studio, Magix Samplitude
Music Studio and Pro X, Cantabile, n-Track Studio, DarkWave Studio, Bitwig,
SAVIHost among others.
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® sound card is recommended for low latency real-time play.
Operating System: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra,
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey.
Audio Unit, VST or VST3 compatible host
application. They can be "plugged in" to process audio by applications
such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One
Gig Performer, MainStage and Digital Performer among others.
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.
sample libraries in .exs / .nki formats.
the Unregistered/Demo Version:
The AU, VST2 and VST3 Plugins DEMO versions is only meant to give you a
taste of what is possible with this plugin in a limited range of an
octave with random
‘white noise’, where Middle C equals C4. For complete information of
MIDI key range available, check out the pdf file titled 'Comparison
Chart for Limitations of the Demo Version'
The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the
Please be aware that we do not offer refunds. To determine
whether the software meets your requirements prior to purchase, we encourage
you to test the free demo of the software plugin and read our License.
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