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Virtual Chinese Transverse Flute

(Full version of NI Kontakt 4.1.1 or higher required)



A dimo-covered mokong

The New Dizi by Suonopuro is a very expressive and realistic virtual instrument emulating the dizi, a Chinese transverse flute made of bamboo.
This virtual instrument is not an upgrade of the previous Dizi E-Flute by Suonopuro, but a completely new instrument, using a new set of samples and a different way of working.
Thanks to a new complex algorithm, the New Dizi is more realistic and flexible. Now it has got many more features: 6 octaves of range, 3 levels of samples, the flutter and bending techniques, the “hold 1st note” and “play on release” modalities and more. Like all the virtual instruments by Suonopuro, it can perform two configurable parallel voices as used by great EWI player Michael Brecker. You can also use it as monophonic or polyphonic instrument.
The dizi is widely used in many genres of Chinese folk music, as well as Chinese opera, and the modern Chinese orchestra. What makes the dizi different from all other transverse flutes is the dimo, a membrane taken from the inner wall of the bamboo plant and fastened over the special hole (mokong) between the embouchure hole and the first finger hole. The dimo-covered mokong has a distinctive resonating effect on the sound produced by the dizi, making it brighter and louder, and adding harmonics to give the final tone a buzzing, nasal quality. The Mo-Cong was invented in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) by Liu Xi, and he named the flute the "Seven Star Tube".
The New Dizi does not require complex configurations or problematic ways of playing. Just play your MIDI instrument as usual and the virtual flute will do the legato and staccato, crescendo and diminuendo, piano and forte, vibrato, portamento, etc.
It can be used with any MIDI controller but is specifically designed for two kinds of MIDI controllers: electronic wind instruments (like the Akai EWI or the Yamaha WX5) and keyboards.


New dizi for Kontakt 4.1



• Real time automatic recognizing of legato and staccato, now with a better algorithm.
Flutter-tonguing modality.
Bending technique.
3 different ways to vibrate, all ultra-expressive and realistic.
Convolution reverb.
4 round robin staccato attacks with multiple and gradual gradients from soft to marcato.
2 parallel voices at configurable intervals, as used by Michael Brecker.
Polyphonic mode for keyboards and, for the EWI, sustain mode and hold 1st note mode.
Editable Dynamic Range.
Perfect Crossfade System, to play realistic crescendo and diminuendo, with 3 levels of samples.
• Some options to customize the sound.
6 octaves range. The range was extended using the best pitch shifter plug-ins. The sampled dizi was tuned in C.
Play on release mode: When you release a note, the software plays the previous note still pressed.
An option to disable the “dimo”, for a mellow version of the virtual dizi.



NI KONTAKT 4.1.1 or higher FULL retail version. It is NOT compatible with Kontakt Player. You can open and run the new Dizi in Kontakt player just for 15 minutes. After that the demo period of the player times out and you have to re-start and reload the library.

• A COMPUTER: Windows or Mac or a Maschine+ by Native Instruments.

A MIDI CONTROLLER: an Electronic Wind Instrument or a Keyboard or any kind of MIDI Instrument.


Dynamic controllers for keyboards  

In the keybord version you can select how to control the dynamic, from pp to ff. It also affects the timbre and slightly the pitch of notes. You can choose between:

Dynamic controllers for keyboards

You may also choose to control the dynamic by Velocity (the speed of the key-press), as a common keyboard patch, but you can no longer do crescendos and diminuendos.


New Dizi on action

Zac Zinger

Zac Zinger, multi-talented saxophonist, flautist, EWI and shakuachi player, who has recorded and composed music for many famous video games, wrote: "The New Dizi and the Super Duduk are probably the best VIs I've heard simulating these instruments."


How to obtain "SUONOPURO NEW DIZI"

Suonopuro New Dizi is a part of a private collection that I'm going to give to everyone who supports my site with a donation of at least € 59,00.

To use them you need a FULL retail version of NI Kontakt 4.1.1 or higher.



  1. Make a donation of at least 59,00 euros using Paypal (payment is automatically converted to your desired currency):

  1. Send an E-MAIL with your name, your e-mail and details of the payment made, to:


Within a few days you will receive an e-mail notification, containing the download link and the instructions.

If you want a different method of payment, or are having problems with the Paypal link, you can write an email to the address above.


How to use

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