The MOTU Ethno World Sound virtual instrument delivers expressive ethnic instrument sounds combined with authentic world music loops and phrases in one easy-to-use window. From solo instruments to ful... Read More
The MOTU Ethno World Sound virtual instrument delivers expressive ethnic instrument sounds combined with authentic world music loops and phrases in one easy-to-use window. From solo instruments to full ensembles, the Ethno virtual instrument delivers all of the exotic textures you need to take your recordings to the four corners of the globe.
Start with a massive 4GB sound library of instrument samples from all over the world, recorded with pristine audio fidelity and careful attention to detail. Now add another 4GB of authentic loops and phrases, instantly tempo-locked to your host software time line. Slice loops with one click to trigger each beat from your keyboard, or drag & drop them into your host software tracks. Adjust your sounds quickly with the Ethno Instrument's intuitive controls.
Place your recordings in real acoustic spaces, from primordial caves to towering forests to remote canyons, all faithfully reproduced with stunning realism by the Ethno Instrument's built-in convolution reverb processor.
Supplied both as a stand-alone application and as a universally compatible plug-in (available in all major plug-in formats for Mac OS X and Windows XP), the MOTU Ethno Instrument can operate by itself to turn your computer into a world instrument powerhouse with disk streaming and multiple outputs. Or load it as a plug-in that saves all settings with your host software documents for instant recall.
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I own the MOTU Ethno Instrument for more than six months, and, needless to say, I have used it extensively for several film score projects. It is not that kind of a software instrument that one would lounch and get the immediate creative satisfaction. Once you learn how to choose and play the instruments, as well as actually use the sampler to get the sound you are looking for - this is a true jem (the instuments that use original and authentic tuning ARE one-octave-limited, which is not necessarily a negative factor). The reverb presets are beautiful and the interface is more than user friendly. The included loops are very useful; nevertheless, their usage should be very selective, for that IS where they shine. The only downside is the iLock key - it is slighly outdated protection device. I highly recommend this product, especially for film scores and that little spicy component to any kind of contemporary music.
Maybe I?m missing something. Limited key range on most of the instruments. Most of the patches can be found on Roland, Korg and Yamaha synths except for the Kora?s that was a surprise. An Ilock. Interface has operational bugs. I?m a big fan of the virtual environment, and it is very difficult to displease me when it comes to it. I think MOTU should have thought this one out a bit more. Definitely wasted money, and being it is software it can not be returned.
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