"HACHION" is a project that aims to create a new sound source by sampling traditional Japanese musical instruments handed down from ancient times mixing that with contemporary music.
Our activities are focused on creating new values, by connecting the Japanese culture and the world music which has an unlimited potential.
The biwa is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, often used in narrative storytelling. The biwa is the chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education in Japanese Buddhism.
This Biwa is a plucked string instrument and also like the Shamisen, it is generally played with a plectrum called Bachi. While they both may sound a like, a good way to express the difference of these sound taste would be that if Shamisen was described as an Acoustic Guitar, then the Biwa would have the Classical Guitar sound taste.
Sound source obtained by sampling the actual Japanese musical instrument Biwa, performed by Makiko Morimoto.
- Short sound material (contains the whole scale of the Biwa)
- Loop material (contains traditional phrases)
- FX processing material (contains FX sounds that match with modern day sounds
- All sounds were recorded at a professional recording studio in Japan and recorded using 2 microphones (Tube & Capacitor) at 24bit 96khz.
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