Flash Deals: New Deals Just AddedShop now »

Ethno World Sound Virtual Instrument

Item #: 
1274741987200130108
  • Write a Review

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

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email or Chat

Overview

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.

Features
  • Instant access to 8GB of world instrument sounds, loops and phrases together in one window
  • Browse sounds by category or by region of the world
  • Create layered stacks in seconds
  • Tempo-sync features let you browse & play loops in tempo with your music
  • Sliced loops let you rearrange beats or play them via your MIDI controller
  • Drag & drop audio phrases and loops directly into your host software, tempo-locked to your project time line
  • Unique "Slice" button instantly divides loop into slices that you can play individually from your MIDI keyboard, drum pad or other MIDI controller
  • Drag & drop sliced loops as MIDI data into MIDI tracks in your host software for unlimited reprogramming using the MIDI sequencing features of your host software
  • Very high-quality loop and phrase time-stretching, even at extremely slow or fast tempos
  • Convolution reverb provides authentic acoustic spaces, from natural settings like caves and forests to spacious concert halls and soaring cathedrals
  • Advanced programming for live performance, including key switching, velocity crossfades and zone splits
  • Play up to 64 parts simultaneously via 64 MIDI channels
  • Unlimited polyphony and ultra-low software latency
  • Submix to 17 stereo output pairs
  • Plug-in formats
  • MAS
  • VST (Mac & PC)
  • RTAS (Mac & PC)
  • HTDM (Mac & PC)
  • Audio Units
  • DXi
  • Disk streaming (per part) conserves RAM resources and quickens load times
  • Supports all major Mac/PC plug-in formats. Stand-alone version included
  • Superb sound quality with the 32-bit UVI Engine — acclaimed worldwide for its lush and powerful sound
  • Fast operation — instant access to all parameters in one window
  • Multitimbral — create stacks and layers in seconds
  • Expert mode — add, remove and layer instruments on the fly, as you play
Specifications
  • MOTU Ethno Instrument has the following system requirements:
  • A minimum of 512 MB of RAM is required. However, since Ethno Instrument loads samples (or a portion of the samples) into the computer's RAM add as much RAM as possible to your computer; at least 1024 MB (1 GB) is highly recommended. Ethno also allows samples to be streamed directly from disk thus freeing up RAM
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 40 GB). See below for Mac and Windows specific hard drive requirements
  • A free USB port for the iLok USB key. Note that if you have multiple products which use iLoks for authorization you can consolidate multiple authorizations onto a single iLok
  • A CD/DVD disk drive for installation
  • For Macintosh:
  • A G4 500 MHz Power Macintosh or faster; a G5 or Intel-based Mac is recommended. Dual-processor machines are also highly recommended
  • OS 10.3.9 or higher. Version 10.4 or higher is recommended
  • A hard drive with enough space to hold the 8 GB sound files. The drive must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (also known as HFS+). Journalling can be on or off
  • An audio sequencer software package that hosts MAS, AU, VST, or RTAS/HTDM instrument plug-ins. As MSI has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternately, Ethno Instrument can be used as a standalone application
  • For Windows:
  • An 800MHz Pentium III-based PC compatible or faster. Dual-processor machines are also highly recommended
  • Windows XP
  • An Open GL-compatible video card with the latest graphics drivers
  • A hard drive with enough space to hold the 8 GB sound files. The drive must be formatted as NTFS
  • An audio sequencer package that hosts DXi, VST, or RTAS/HTDM instrument plug-ins. As MSI has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternately, Ethno Instrument can be used as a standalone application
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
3.5

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definitely worth of time and money...

By H

from Tucson, AZ

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.

Comment on this review

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not Worth The Price Tag

By Ziggy

from Milford, CT

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.

Comment on this review

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.