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Embertone : Chang Erhu (Kontakt)

Introducing the CHANG ERHU – a deeply sampled and incredibly playable authentic virtual erhu.

The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument. It may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.

Our Erhu can create profoundly expressive and beautiful music, and it’s also sooooo much fun to play. Its flexibility and out-of-the-box sound is undeniable! …and we don’t think there’s a virtual erhu out there to match it!


  • True legato programming with 2x true round robin! Bow Change, Slurs, Portamentos
  • Custom, genius Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke
  • Control over vibrato speed and intensity
  • 3200+ recorded samples
  • 1.6 GB installed
  • Fast download from Amazon S3 using CONTINUATA
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16-bit stereo/mono (recorded 96KHz/24-bit)