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"Ethno 2 should be at the top of your list. With a Key Buy award, it's sure at the top of ours."
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Winter NAMM 2010
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"Ethno 2 is fantastic by the way, had a little play today, it sounds really vibrant and organic!"
The Ethno Instrument provides 21 GB of world/ethnic instruments, loops and phrases.
Ethno's instrument presets give you access to individual notes as usual, played from your MIDI controller. Ethno Instrument provides over 875 instrument presets made up of over 26,000 samples.
New for Version 2: over 875 instrument presets
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.
Browsing by geographic region or by category
Ethno's preset browser organizes instrument sounds by geographic region and by category to make it quick and easy for you to find the instrument you are looking for:
If necessary, presets are organized into sub-menus with scroll bars to help you locate sounds quickly. Depending on the instrument, the number of presets that Ethno provides can be staggering.
Searching for presets
Use the Search Instruments feature to quickly find presets. Type in any text string and all presets with that name instantly appear in the list.
Loading multiple presets quickly
You can keep the browser open while auditioning and loading presets into parts. This lets you build entire ensembles of any size quickly, thanks to Ethno 2's unlimited parts.
Keyswitch presets for expressive performance
Many of Ethno's instrument sounds are provided in several preset forms, due to the many stylistic variations that musicians evoke from their instrument. For example, all three African flute presets show below have hit, short, and sus (sustain) variations:
At the bottom of the list, you'll notice the three keyswitch (KS) presets, which combine all three variations into one preset, so that you can change between the hit, short and sus variations on the fly while playing. The keyswitch keys are conveniently shown, so you know exactly what keys to press to change them.
Many Ethno instrument presets, both from Version 1 and Version 2, are programmed with KS presets.