FULTON, MD—Impact Soundworks released today PLECTRA SERIES 5: GUZHENG, a sample library for
KONTAKT featuring a Chinese instrument with over 2,500 years of history. The library offers 14,000+ samples
of both traditional & extended performance techniques, three mic positions, and a sleek interface with deep
mixing, effects, and articulation mapping. Plectra Series 5: Guzheng is available now for the list price of $59
from Impact Soundworks.
Recorded, edited, and programmed using Impact Soundworks’ 10+ years of experience developing world
instrument sample libraries, Plectra Series 5 is designed to be easily playable yet authentic. Composers can
achieve realistic performances without any complex sequencing, and all key instrument information and
controls are available on a single UI page.
Impact Soundworks collaborated with classically-trained guzheng player Qianqian Jin to capture the essence
of the guzheng. Sustained finger plucks and picks are included along with harmonics, a variety of bends, and
as a unique sound design element, a large selection of bowed articulations. Composers of film, TV, and
video game soundtracks will enjoy the versatile range of tones available.
Also included in Plectra Series 5 are the powerful TACT 2.0 (Total Articulation Control Technology) and
Console engines. With TACT, every articulation is configurable to the user’s preference: keyswitch, velocity,
pitch bend, MIDI CC, or any combination. Console allows flexible mixing of the guzheng’s three microphone
positions, along with the ability to add effects across 5 channels (4 insert + 1 send). Over 30 FX modules are
available ranging from reverbs to digital and analog-style EQ, dynamics, and much more.
Plectra Series 5: Guzheng is available now as a digital download for $59. Audio and video demos,
specifications and more product information is available at the Impact Soundworks website.