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Peking Opera Percussion

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After the success of Gu Zheng, Peking Opera Percussion is the second virtual instrument of our Chinese developer team, who specialized on virtually reproducing traditional Chinese instruments with great passion.

Peking Opera Percussion Screen

Peking Opera Percussion is a collection of high quality drum and percussion instruments used in traditional Chinese Opera, especially the Peking Opera, one of the cultural treasures of China, and Kunqu Opera, known as the „teacher“ or „mother“ of a hundred operas. The library also includes other percussions instruments commonly used in contemporary Chinese music, such as a 4 feet high drum, played in solo and ensemble performances, various gongs and cymbals and the unique Bianzhong that was found the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng, an ancient Chinese instrument dated 433 BC consisti ng of a set of bronze bells that were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet.
Like Yellow River Sounds Gu Zheng, Peking Opera Percussion is produced with top notch sampling, editi ng and programming, by local Chinese producers, who have a natural understanding of their culture and a sole passion to express the true quality of Chinese instruments.
To help you find your way into the rhythm patterns of Chinese opera we included many playable midi templates.

Key features

  • 3GB sample library, at 44.1kHz 24bit.
  • Most Chinese percussion instruments included
  • Midi grooves included
  • 2 microphone positi ons with dry/wet control
  • Powered by Best Service “Engine”



YRS Peking Opera Percussion includes layers in four categories: Jingda, Drum, Bell, Cymbal/Gong. We sampled the most oft en used articulations in Chinese percussion and some layers are sampled with up to 16 velocity layers; allowing absolutely detailed and dynamic

Screen layouts

Most of the layers have their unique screen layout. You will learn how the real instruments look; while listening to their sound. On some layers, the individual instrument that is actually playing will be highlighted, this will help you to familiarize with the Chinese percussion.
Roll crossfade
Drum layers are mapped with roll crossfade, which can be controlled via CC1. This is a helpful feature to reproduce a realistic crescendo.
Close Mic and Room Mic
All layers have close mic and room mic samples, you can use the dry/wet control to adjust the balance between them.


Instruments and Crew


This folder contains 2 sets of Peking Opera Percussion which include Bangu, Ban, Muyu, Gong, Cymbal, MIDI files: The lower section are new grooves made by composer Zhang Jian, the higher section are traditional grooves, including various intros and endings, which can be used to reproduce the Peking Opera scene.

Jingda Wen

This percussion set is lower in pitch, which is commonly used in non-acti on type scenes.

Jingda Wu

This percussion set is higher in pitch, this set mainly used for action, fight or such kind of scenes.


Weifeng Kit

Popular Chinese drum set for local people‘s amusement, such as ceremony, holiday, or just entertainment after work, you may hear the grooves on the street in the evening, while old or mid age people are dancing to it.

Drum Set

Full drum set including all the samples in this folder, solo & ensemble.

Jiangu Solo

Jiangu Solo
Big Chinese Drum about 4 feet high, single drum played by one player, it has 3 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick (left & right), rim (left & right), double/triple hits, mute.

Jiangu 5P

Jiangu 5P

Big drum ensemble, played by 5 players. It has 2 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick, rim (fast & slow), double/triple hits, mute.

Huapengu Solo

Huapengu Solo

Smaller Chinese drum with a flowerpot shape, single drum played by one player. It has 3 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick, rim, double/triple hits, mute (left & right).

Huapengu 5P

Huapen drum ensemble, played by 5 players. It has 2 hit positions on the drum skin, plus stick, rim (fast & slow), double/ triple hits, mute.


One set of small drums, a total of 12 pieces, include one shot and their roll crossfade.



This is an important instrument in ancient China‘s ritual and court music. What we sampled is a replica of the original Bianzhong, Marquis Yi of Zeng, which excavated in 1970s and has a history of more than 2000 years. Bianzhong has 3 rows and some bells have the same pitch on different rows, so they have a different tone.


One set of small bell type percussion.

Cymbal & Gong

Gong Luo

Gong Luo
Includes 4 gongs with various sizes and pitches

Cymbal Cha

Includes 2 cymbals with diff erent sizes.

Cymbal Naobo

2 different cymbals with different sizes.

Gongs Other

Gongs Other

Various Gongs from different Chinese regions.


Small gong set, each of them has a fixed pitch, could be used to play melody lines, sample with 2 kinds of drum sticks.



Gong set placed on a wood rack, with 10 different gongs at varying pitches, they are mainly uses to produce excited atmospheres.


  • Producer: Zhang Jian
  • Executive Producer: Ma Jing
  • Drum/Perucssion Player: Wang Yi Dong/Wang Jun and team
  • Recording Engineer: Cao Meng/Jiang Song Song
  • Editing: Zhang Jian, Ma Jing
  • MIDI Demo: Zhang Jian
  • Graphic Design: Ding Jing

Peking Opera Crew




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Flag FRspaceKeyboard Recording France 08/2012

Véracité des layers, des articulations et des grooves, graphisme soigné dans Engine

On ne peut jouer les instruments à la souris que dans le 1er groupe.

Flag ENspaceComputer Music & musicradar.com 06/2012

Computer Music Rating 4.5 Stars

Sounds simply phenomenal, capturing the full flavour of some uniquely characterful instruments.

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Flag DEspaceAmazona.de ß7.11.2012

Amazona.de Sehr GutAuszug/Fazit

Peking Opera Percussion ist natürlich speziell, aber dennoch nicht nur für sinologisch veranlagte Musiker relevant. Sowohl im Vertonungsbereich, als auch für diverse Musikstile lassen sich hier interessante und wenig „abgenutzte“ Klänge finden. Nichts für Routinearbeit, aber für experimentierfreudige Musiker durchaus zu empfehlen.

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Flag DEspaceKeys 09/2012

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Fazit: Peking Opera Percussion ist eine Library mit außergewöhnlichen Schlaginstrumenten, die qualitativ gut und sehr natürlich aufgenommen wurden. Während sich die Trommeln auch universell einsetzen lassen versprühen die meisten Sounds einen deutlich chinesischen Charakter. WEr genau das sucht, findet in dieser Library zu einem guten Preis gut spielbare Instrumente. Jan-Soeren Haas, Keys

Flag DEspaceBEAT Magazin 09/2012

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Mit Peking Opera Percussion ist Best Service zweifelsohne eine der umfangreichsten und hochwertigsten Sammlungen chinesischer Percussions-Instrumente gelückt. Die charaktervolle Sample-Bibliothek brilliert mit einer beeindruckenden Detailtiefe und vermag sich durch ihre wunderbar natürlich klingenden und nuanciert spielbaren Multi Samples von den Mitbewerbern abzusetzen

Bewertung: 5,5 von 6 Punkten

Flag ENspaceMusicTech Magazin 7/2012

MusicTech Magazin 9 Stars Although most of the drums are unfamiliar to us by name, each one sounds fantastic - a quality collection of diverse sounds which can be used in a variety of contexts. MTM


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Sound is Great

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Very unique and rare Chinese percussion instruments. Software is basic and simple but the sounds are solid and you won't find these on other libraries.

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Beautiful instruments, clear beautiful sound recorded with delicacy yet fullness. This is a terrific company and I hope they do more.

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Engine poweredBest Service ENGINE 2 Sample Player is included in this product!

Mac OS

  • Mac OS 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12  
  • Min. recommended: Intel Mac 2GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, AU, VST (64bit only) 
  • AAX Support for Pro Tools 11+


  • Windows 7, 8 and 10, 32bit & 64bit
  • Min. recommended: Intel Core 2.0GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, VST (32bit and 64bit)
  • AAX Support für Pro Tools 11+

for all systems

  • Internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
  • Additional hard disc space according to the library size

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