Three-Body Tech Tear of Land
Chinese Xun Virtual Instruments
Xun is a wind instrument with a deep sound that has a history of about seven thousand years.
The earliest discoveries can be found in many archaeological sites, such as the Hemudu site, the Zhaobaogou relics, and the Banpo settlement.
The Xun usually has an egg or pear-shaped body made of ceramic, with a blowhole on the top and several finger holes along one side.
Xun belongs to a group of ritual instruments from ancient times.
However, its use was discontinued due to turmoils in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In the 1980s, Xun playing was revived by archaeologists and artists, and nowadays it is often used in historical themes with dark scenarios.
Adjustable Sound Field
When samples were recorded, 5 different microphones were used with different positions to capture the room and reverb characteristics. All channels were mixed down to four which you can adjust in the user interface.
By controlling the airflow and fingering, the Xun offers a variety of performances such as mordent, finger pole popping, trill, flutter, vibrato, staccato, and gliss.
All of these performances can be triggered from within the GUI.
Tear of Land features realistic recorded articulations that can be freely controlled. Using MIDI CC, tone changes can be implemented as in a real hulusi performance.
With three different speeds of real gliss samples and a sample synthesis technique, Tear of Land can perform gliss at any adjustable speed.
Based on real samples, Tear of Land's LFO engine allows realistic and adjustable vibrato.
The self-developed sampling engine features the best sound quality, powerful disk buffer streaming/sampling compression technology, and sound fusion technology.
The sound between legato notes was recorded at two speeds and is applied in the software according to the playing speed.
In addition, "regular legato", "cry legato" and "popping legato" articulations specific to Chinese Xun have been recorded.
Spectrum Fusion Legato Technology
To improve legato performance, the Spectrum Fusion Legato process has been developed where two samples are blended into each other to improve legato performance.
Abundant Sound Effects
Three Body Tech has combined 8 different playing techniques of the Xun, including traditional performance techniques, movie and TV soundtracks, and special techniques commonly used in ancient Chinese style songs, to preserve the natural potential of the Xun as much as possible.
Tear of Land contains convolution reverb samples of spectacular locations as well as famous Chinese natural and historical monuments.
A Compressor, EQ, Chorus, and Ping-Pong delay are included, allowing you to create more flexible sounds.
Tear of Land provides you with a pattern library that allows you to easily realize your works and ideas.
You can also create your own patterns by dragging in MIDI clips.
- MacOS 10.9 Mavericks and above
- Windows 7 and above (32 and 64-bit)
- Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
- 4GB RAM or more
- 2GB free storage space
AAX Native, AU, VST2