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Gu Zheng

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Gu Zheng

Rediscover the hidden treasure!

Gu Zheng is one of the most beautiful, traditional Chinese instruments with a history of more than 2000 years.
The modern Gu Zheng is a Chinese plucked zither equipped with 21 strings and movable bridges. Basic playing styles include plucking at the right porti on and pressing at the left portion to produce pitch ornamentations as well as tremolo. Yellow River Sound´s Gu Zheng is produced by Zhang Jian (China Conservatory of Music) & Ma Jing (ADSH) in cooperation with Best Service. For the first time, a Chinese instrument was sampled with great care by local Chinese music producers, who have a natural understanding of their culture and a sole passion to express the true quality of Chinese instruments.

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Using the Best Service ENGINE sample player technology, this virtual instrument offers more detailed articulations than ever. Its freshness and elegance reflects the preserved spirit in Chinese culture. While many virtual instruments are involved in the loudness war, YRS Gu Zhengs low velocity samples allow you to experience the sound of silence, nevertheless, its wide dynamic range also provides punchy impact. With the release of YRS Gu Zheng and more instruments to follow, Chinese instruments will no longer be a sub-category in your ethno library. Long hidden treasures will be rediscovered. Just listen to the demos, they are pure MIDI arrangements and experience the virtual Gu Zheng youve always dreamed of!

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  • 1.6GB sample library, multi samples on every single velocity layer
  • Most detailed articulations never available before, up to 5 velocity layers, 3 different tempos of bend up/down etc.
  • Sampled from a famous, custom design Gu Zheng
  • Recorded at the China Conservatory of Music using Direct Stream Digital Technology and 5 microphone positions
  • 24bit / 44.1kHz sample playback
  • One shot single notes on most layers, emulate the real performance

Infos about Gu Zheng recordings. 

"In October 2009 I visited China Conservatory of Music in Beijing for some days to build a Joint Venture with Best Service.

Gu Zheng recording


studentsThe picture shows students with their instruments which will be now recorded step by step in the near future. I am the person in the white shirt, right of me is the director of the school and left of me music professor Zhang and right on the picture with the black shirt is Zhinag Jian the producer of Gu Zheng and the upcoming libraries."
Klaus Kandler, Best Service





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Flag Feb 2011

abridgment: I give this library 4.5 out of 5 I really enjoy playing it, I love the tone and feel of it.

You can definitely get some realistic Chinese phrases out of this instrument and it can fit into almost any genre of music or scoring that requires some realistic ethnic spice.

With an instrument this detailed I was surprised they priced it as low as they did, but I won’t complain! I’m glad they went to the source to get such a traditional instrument sampled correctly, I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more from these producers.

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Exquisite sound. Several wonderful articulations too. The best sampled guzheng I've heard (most were in World packages). Watch this company---they make beautiful sound packages.

Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

The Guzheng sounds great, that's why I'm buying it. But I'm a ProTools user and have to purchase a third-party patch-bay in order to use it directly in PT. I hope Engine will become more integrated with PT so a patch-bay isn't needed. Regardless, I'll recommend the product to others working in the same field as mine.

Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

Very good sound.

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Engine poweredBest Service ENGINE 2 Sample Player is included in this product!

Mac OS

  • Mac OS 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
  • Min. recommended: Intel Mac 2GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, AU, VST (64bit only) 
  • Beta AAX Support for Pro Tools 11+


  • Windows 7, 8 and 10, 32bit & 64bit
  • Min. recommended: Intel Core 2.0GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, VST (32bit and 64bit)
  • Beta AAX Support für Pro Tools 11+

for all systems

  • Internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
  • Additional hard disc space according to the library size

The latest Engine 2 and a tutorial video can be downloaded here:

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System FAQs
System FAQs - Gu Zheng

Q: How can I add a new library to Engine and activate the sounds?
A: That´s pretty easy. Have a look at our step by step tutorial video on YouTube


Q: I cannot find my library´s title in ProTools instruments?
A: First you have to open "Engine" in ProTools, then you can load the library.
Watch this short tutorial


Q: My 64 Bit Logic does not show Engine as a Plug-In after installation?
A: Engine or later is required for OSX 64 Bit support - Download HERE


online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).





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