The Sueng is a plucked string instrument made of wood and metal strings. It has a tone similar to the mandolin. There are three sizes available: Sueng Tud (Small), Sueng Klang (Middle), and Sueng Luang (Large). The two strings can be tuned in perfect fourth (lok Si) or perfect fifth (lok Sam).
Our service has two tuning systems available – Traditional and Western Tuning
Phin Pia is a type of Northern Thai pluck instrument, also known as a chest-resonated fretless stick zither with two to five strings. It’s made of wood and gourd, and uses metal strings or nylon string. It produces a very calm and peaceful sound.
The playing technique involves combinations of different harmonics and open strings. Its unique vibrato technique can produce sounds similar to an acoustic Wah effects.
Jakhae is a Thai plucked string instrument with three strings and eleven wooden frets. The open strings are usually tuned in Bb2 – F3 – Bb3, with the lowest Bb2 strings giving a unique buzzing timbre. Jakhae can be played as a single stop, double stop or triple stop. The traditional playing techniques involves plucking, tremolo and strumming. Our service has both traditional and Western Chromatic Tuning.
Krachappi is a Thai fretted lute with a long, slender neck and four nylon strings in two courses played with a plectrum. There is a very similar instrument in Cambodia, where it’s called Chapei. The playing technique is plucking and tremolo. Our service only have traditional tuning available but the western tuning can be done in post-production if needed.
Phin Isan is a lute with a pear-shaped body. It originated in Isan region of Thailand, and it is played mostly by ethnic Laotians in Thailand and Laos.
There are two types of Phin: Acoustic and Electric. The Acoustic Phin has a more authentic sound, while the Electric Phin has a more modern sound.
Our service has two tuning systems available – Traditional and Western Chromatic Tuning.
Khim is a hammered dulcimer, which originated from the Chinese Dulcimer, or “Yangqin.” which derives from the Persian Santur through the silk road trading routes. Khim ranges are from G3 to G5 and can be played as the main melody instrument or provides harmony in form of intervals and chord arpeggios. Khim is traditionally tuned in Bb major diatonic scales but it can be retuned into any key upon the composer’s request.