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Ethno Instrument 2

Universal world/ethnic instruments, loops and phrases from around the globe
Ethno Instrument 2 - Universal world/ethnic instruments, loops and phrases from around the globe
Instrument Type:
World
$395.95
$395.95
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Ethno Instrument Version 2 delivers expressive ethnic instrument sounds combined with authentic world music loops and phrases in one window. This massive 21GB library delivers all the exotic textures you need to take your recordings to the four corners of the globe.

Start with a huge library of multisample instruments from all over the world, recorded with pristine audio fidelity. Browse and search by category or geographic region. Now add hundreds 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 directly into your host software tracks. Play authentic non-western tunings and scales using your favorite MIDI controller. Adjust sounds quickly with Ethno's intuitive controls.

Place your music in real acoustic spaces, from primordial caves to towering forests to remote canyons, all faithfully reproduced with stunning realism by Ethno's built-in convolution reverb processor.

Create entire songs with unlimited parts and mix them in Ethno or your host software via multiple outputs. Run Ethno stand-alone 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 sessions for instant recall.

System Requirements for MOTU Ethno Instrument version 2

MOTU Ethno Instrument version 2.0 has the following system requirements:

- A minimum of 1 GB 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 2 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 100 GB) with enough space to hold the 21 GB soundbank files. See below for Mac- and Windows-specific hard drive requirements.

- An available USB port for the iLok USB key. 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 Mac OS X:

- Mac OS X version 10.4, 10.5, or 10.6; v10.4.11 or later is required.
- PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster CPU (including PowerPC G5 CPUs and all Intel processor Macs). Multi-processor or multi-core PowerMac G5s or Intel processor Macs are recommended.
- The hard drive containing the Ethno 2 soundbank files must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (also known as HFS+). Journalling can be on or off.
- A digital audio workstation program or other program that hosts MAS, AU, VST, or RTAS instrument plug-ins. As Ethno has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternatively, Ethno Instrument can be used as a standalone application.

For Windows:

- Windows 7, Vista, or XP; for native 64-bit operation, a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Vista is required.
- Pentium 4 1 GHz or faster CPU; for native 64-bit operation, a 64-bit CPU is required. Multi-processor or multi-core PCs are recommended.
- The hard drive containing the Ethno 2 soundbank files must be formatted as NTFS.
- A digital audio workstation program or other program that hosts VST or RTAS instrument plug-ins. For native 64-bit plug-in operation, a 64-bit VST host application is required. As Ethno has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs. Alternatively, Ethno Instrument can be used as a standalone application.
- Instant access to 21 GB of world instrument sounds, loops and phrases together in one window.

- Browse sounds by category or by region of the world.

- Search for presets directly in the browser by typing any name or keyword text.

- 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, with technology licensed from the IRCAM Institute for audio research in Paris.

- Convolution reverb provides authentic acoustic spaces, from natural settings like caves and forests to spacious concert halls and soaring cathedrals.

- Apply microtonal tuning and scales from around the globe to any Ethno instrument sound.
Download and import free Scala-format microtuning files from the internet, or create your own microtuning scales.

- Advanced programming for live performance, including key switching, velocity crossfades and zone splits.

- Many keyswitch presets for expressive performance of many instruments.

- Supports unlimited parts and up to 64 MIDI channels (stand-alone or with supporting hosts).

- Unlimited polyphony and ultra-low software latency.

- Submix to 17 stereo output pairs.

Plug-in formats:
MAS
VST (Mac & PC)
RTAS (Mac & PC)
Audio Units

- 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 XT - 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.

- Individual controls for each instrument, loop and phrase, including ADSR envelope, LFO (for vibrato, tremolo, etc.), tone controls, tuning and velocity response.

- Multis - create, save, load and share entire ensembles of any size and scope.






License Agreement


The Following End User License Agreement is included with Ethno Instrument 2. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Ethno Instrument 2 from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"1. License Grant. USB grants to you, subject to the following terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use each authorized copy of the enclosed product. The enclosed product is the property of USB and is licensed to you only for use as part of a musical performance. This license expressly forbids resale or other distribution of these Sounds or their derivatives, either as they exist on disc, reformatted for use in another digital sampler, or mixed, combined, filtered, re-synthesized or otherwise edited, for use as sounds, samples, multi samples, wavetables, programs or patches in a sampler, microchip or any hardware or software sample playback device. You cannot sell them or give them away for use by other in their sampling or sample playback devices.

2. Protection of Software. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect this product and any accompanying documentation from unauthorized copying or use. You agree not to modify the enclosed product to circumvent any method or means adopted or implemented by USB to protect against or discourage the unlicensed use of copying of the enclosed product.

3. Ownership. As between you and USB, ownership of, and title to, the enclosed digitally recorded sounds (including any copies) will be held by USB. Copies are provided to you only to enable you to exercise your rights under the license. Only this license is purchased by you.

4. Term. This Agreement is effective from the date you open this package, and will remain in full force until termination. This Agreement will terminate if you break any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination you agree to destroy and return to USB all copies of this product and accompanying documentation.

5. Restriction. Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, you may not rent, sell, lease, sublicense, distribute, transfer, copy, reproduce, display, modify or time share the enclosed product or documentation."


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