February 8, 2015 in Music (F)
[prMac.com] ShanTou, China - Kong Audio presents BianZhong BZ Bells App for iPad, a sample-based app capturing the captivating set of ancient Chinese bronze Chime-bells lost in time till a few decades ago. The biggest bronze chime-bells set ever found in China, ZengHouYi's (Marquis Yi) BianZhong (Chime-bells) has become a sensational Chinese national treasure since its excavation in 1978. Created about 2400 years ago, its unique oval design made each bell to have two tones. BianZhong Chime-bells were used for ritual and festival activities in the court of the feudal lords and kings during the Autumn and Spring/Warring States period (5th Century BC).
* Twelve-tone scale:
The Chinese music has always been thought to be Pentatonic-centered. Marquis Yi's Chime Bells curiously offers a full 12-tone scale, even though it's still Pentatonic-centered. With the 12-tone scale, modern music can be easily played with this Chime Bell.
* Two tones per bell:
The bronze BianZhong are constituted of set of 65 bronze chime-bells(including the one given by the king of Chu) mounted at three levels of a wooden frame and divided into eight groups. Due to the bell's conclave/roof tile-shape, each bell can generate two different pitches depending on striking the center or on the side. The notes between each other are either major or minor three.
Sampled on-site at HuBei Chime-bells Orchestra, the serene and timeless sound of BZ Bells transports you right back to the Chinese palace at the beginning of the Chinese civilization.
* Sampled from the exact bronze replica of ZengHouYi BianZhong at HuBei Chime-bells Orchestra
* Switchable between playing three racks individually, or playing them all on one page
* User can reverse the order of each rack when each rack is played separately
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 8.1 or later
* 76.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
BZ Bells 1.0.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
Located in ShanTou, China, Kong Audio software Technology was founded in 2005. Kong Audio has been producing sampled traditional Chinese instruments for the professional composers since 2005, covering a wide range of clients including film and game scoring, commercials, and pop music artists. All Material and Software (C) 2005-2015 Kong Audio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.