MOTU Ethno Instrument 2
Universal world/ethnic instruments, loops and phrases from around the globe
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.
Ethno 2 new features
Ethno 2 delivers the most comprehensive world/ethnic sound library ever offered in a single package, combined with the most advanced virtual instrument interface for ethnic sounds. Version 2 adds significant new features such as preset searching, microtonal scales, state-of-the-art time stretching, and much more.
An expanded sound library more than twice its original sizeEthno 2 more than doubles the size of Ethno’s included sound library of instruments, loops and phrases. New sounds abound in Version 2 from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Balkans, the British Isles, Latin America, Australia, and many other locations around the globe. Featured sounds include taiko drums, large African drums, thirty new instruments from India, hundreds of urban India loops (in the style of Slumdog Millionaire), Balkanish voices, Arabic voices, Persian voices, an extensive new collection of gongs and bells, extended cymbalum, and much more.
Instantly find presets by typing in a name or any keyword text. View results directly in the browser.
Dozens of new, richly layered keyswitch (KS) presets in all categories for ultra-expressive performance.
Microtonal tuning and scales
Apply microtonal tuning and scales from around the globe to any Ethno 2 instrument sound. Download and import free Scala-format microtuning files from the internet, or create your own microtuning scales
Latest-generation UVI Engine
The UVI Engine XT provides state-of-the-art virtual instrument performance, robust compatibility with the latest DAW hosts and Mac/Windows operating systems, and 64-bit Windows 7 support.
Speed up, slow down, or tempo-match any loop or phrase using state-of-the-art audio time-stretching capabilities licensed from the famed IRCAM Audio Institute in Paris, France.
Enhanced effects processing
Ethno 2 includes new analog-modeled EQ, CPU-optimized convolution reverb and eight new analog modeled filters (rez, comb, analog and more)
Quickly build ensembles of instrument sounds, loops and phrases, with no limits on the number of parts.
Version 1 compatibility
Ethno 2's new sound library is compatible with Version 1, so music programmed with Version 1 presets can be loaded and played with Version 2.