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Ethno Trailer

The following QuickTime movie highlights the features in Ethno2. Click the image below to activate and play it.

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Demo Movies

Composed and performed live by Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for Dream Theater
Preset: India Fantasy
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In all of these videos, Jordan employs Ethno's built-in mixing features to enhance the mix. For example, at the beginning of this video, notice that the percussion instruments sit wide left and right, while the vocal phrase is just to the right of center. As Jordan brings in more instruments, they blend coherently more towards the center of the mix. By the time everything is in full swing, good balance and spread is maintained overall. All of this is achieved using Ethno's built-in pan, volume, EQ and synth engine features. You can also employ multiple separate outputs to further manage Ethno's multiple instruments within the mixing environment of your host software or hardware mixer.

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Ethno Instrument 2 — Universal world/ethnic instrument


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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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"Ethno 2 is fantastic by the way, had a little play today, it sounds really vibrant and organic!"
-Rik Simpson
Coldplay Producer

Specifications

  • 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.
  • Version 1 compatibility ensures that if you upgrade to Version 2, all of your Version 1 compositions remain in tact.

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