Arnold Series Shan Bawu KONTAKT

rnold Series Shan Bawu KONTAKT

Arnold Series Shan Bawu KONTAKT

hān Bawu, or “Mountain Flute” is a virtuosic solo instrument developed in collaboration with performer William Arnold. The Bawu hails from southern China and sounds much more similar to a clarinet crossed with a bagpipe (if you were to play just the chanter and not the drones) than other true flutes (the Bawu actually is a reed instrument). Bawu is made from a tube of bamboo, has a single reed and open holes. Its characteristic performance style includes highly ornamented solo lines, complete with turns, trills and pitch bends. We’ve taken great care to capture the authentic playing style of this instrument.

  • Legato Styles
    William recorded an exhaustive set of slurs, slides, and ornaments. These transitions were chosen especially for the bawu.
  • Micro Phrases
    An Embertone first! There are 4 styles of Micro Phrases, unique mordents/licks envisioned by William Arnold himself!
  • Artistic Approach
    This instrument was built from the ground up with William’s musical approach. Performances and articulations to match his unique and beautiful style.
  • Performance
    Shan Bawu is a simple, inspiring, and highly playable virtual instrument… right out of the box! With lots of helpful configuration settings to match your playing style.
  • Flexible Control
    You like using the modwheel for vibrato and an expression pedal for dynamics? Or a CC2 breath controller instead? Assign it that way and get straight to playing!

Technical Specs

Compatible with Kontakt Full 5.4.1+
This is a FULL Version Kontakt instrument, meaning that you MUST have the full version of Kontakt to use it! It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX compatible host program or DAW, such as Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Reaper, Pro-Tools, Sonar, etc. No extra purchase needed!
System Requirements:
500 MB of disk space (Max RAM footprint is 500MB)
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or macOS 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)


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