The Guzheng is a traditional Chinese instrument dating from the Qin dynasty (ca. 200 BC). It is the ancestor of the Japanese Koto and several other zither-like instruments found across East Asia.
The Kim is a type of dulcimer or zither from Thailand and is related to the Chinese yangqin. Sometimes spelled khim, the instrument consists of a flat soundbox with 42 wire strings stretched across in 14 sets of 3. The strings are struck with two thin bamboo mallets with soft leather tips.
The Skiddaw Stones are probably the most unusual and certainly the oldest instrument that Soniccouture has sampled. A Lithophone (litho=stone, phone=voice) dating from 1840, the Skiddaw Stones are composed of 61 tuned and shaped rocks made from the rare hornfels stone, found in Cumbria, England.
Downtown offers the rich tonality and balanced character of a high quality concert grand. This grand piano has been carefully prepared and programmed to provide a more powerful and urban piano sound. The large dynamic range and impact of Downtown is geared towards pop, RnB, hip-hop, jazz and blues productions.
East Village represents the handcrafted quality of a legendary concert grand. This piano has been carefully prepared and programmed to provide a particularly characteristic sound, which has been favored by many producers and is instantly recognizable.