SOUND MAGIC China Impression



China Impression is a sample library collection of authentic Chinese instruments. Sound Magic is glad to offer this product as our effects in 20 years to record all instruments in this collection one by one. Combined over 60 instruments, this collection is the most comprehensive instruments collection for Chinese musical instruments. And it mainly focuses on the solo performance of each beautiful instrument. (Sound Magic will have Chinese instruments ensembles in near future).

This deeply sampled collection has 310GB uncompressed content. Every instrument is recorded with multi velocity layers, round robin samples and multi microphone positions. Also because the aim of this collection is on solo performance, we tried to record the techniques of each instrument as much as possible. To ensure the best sound quality, Sound Magic not only used the best recording gears available on the market, like dCS AD/DA converters, microphones from Neumann, Beyerdynamic and Sony, but also our recording standard begins with 24Bit/96KHz resolution, over half of the recordings are done with a higher resolution of 32Bit/192KHz.

To ensure the maximum accuracy and musicality in the reproduction of these complex and beautiful sounds, Sound Magic invited the virtuoso from the prestigious China National Philharmonic to record their wide variety of sounds. Sound Magic also tried to pick some of the most valuable instruments in China to record the most beautiful sounds dating back to Tang Dynasty.


China Impression is powered by Sound Magic’s latest Neo Orchestra Engine. This 36th TEC Awards nominee engine utilizes the 7th generation universal hybrid modelling technology that Sound Magic keeps developing over 10 years. What is more, on some instruments like Erhu, Sound Magic firstly utilizes Music Domain Synthesis, our latest
cutting edge audio technology.

The beautiful and historical sound of Chinese instruments lead us to expand our Modeling Legato technology to bring you even more creative musical freedom.

Capable of supporting any technique, patches, or articulations with more control over the parametric. This allows you to manipulate shapes and sound variety in real time with smoother transitions between notes than a sampled legato.


We further expanded our technology to achieve more authentic sounds from sampling without sacrificing creative control. For perspective, this means starting with non-vibrato and then fading in vibrato sustain while changing depth and speed. Or, you can also change Tremolo speed in real time while optimize control or to leverage human behaviors in the vibrato for enhanced realism in the final version.


China Impression offers far more sound-shaping options than a sampling instrument with five bands parametric EQ and more control over the harmonic partial sounds. This means you can quickly change timbre with a simple turn of a knob or tune every single note with the Scala tuning system.

We’ve also made it possible to finish all techniques on a single track with our performance keyswitch system that allows Neo Erhu to be used in live performances without sacrificing quality or efficiency.


  • Over 970,000 samples, 310 GB uncompressed content
  • Modeled Vibrato, Legato, Tremolo, Glide, and Glissando
  • Multi Velocity layers samples
  • Round Robin on most techniques
  • Up to 4 Microphone Perspectives
  • Innovative Performance Key Switch system
  • Embodied high-quality reverb and EQ
  • Comprehensive Envelope system
  • Scala Tuning System can emulate different tuning systems
  • DFD/RAM system enables users to relocate resources and ensure the best performance under every individual project
  • Differnt GUI mode for standard resolution and 4K resolution





32Bit/64Bit VST plugins on Windows system Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP or Above (Reported can run under Windows 98 and Windows 2000 system, but not officially tested. 64Bit VST requires at least Windows 7 system. )
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or equivalent Quad Core CPU
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 160 GB of free space

Current no compatibility issue reported on latest Windows system


32Bit/64Bit VST/Audiounit plugins on MAC OSX Requirements:

  • OS: OSX 10.6 or Above
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or equivalent Quad Core CPU
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 160 GB of free space

Current no compatibility issue reported on latest OSX system