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

Drag and Drop

What if you want to do more with a loop or phrase? Ethno Instrument lets you drag and drop it into your host software.

Even though the Ethno Instrument gives you a tremendous amount of control over the sound of each loop and phrase, you may encounter situations where you would like direct access to the loop itself, for further editing, processing or arranging. And what better way than to use your favorite audio workstation, waveform editor or audio sequencer software? For this reason, Ethno lets you drag and drop loops and phrases directly into the audio tracks of your host audio software (if it supports standard Windows or Mac OS X drag & drop functionality).

Dragging and dropping loops and phrases

You can drag and drop from the plug-in version of Ethno or the stand-alone version. Loops and phrases drag and drop as standard audio clips (regions) in your host software, where they can be freely handled as normal audio.

Dragging and dropping sliced loops

You can 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. Working with loops has never been this quick, easy and flexible.

The example below is the same Balkan audio loop as shown above, except that the "Map" button has been pressed. Now it will drag & drop as MIDI data into the MIDI track. Each MIDI note triggers a slice of the loop. You can quantize the MIDI notes to quantize the loop, or perform many other tasks on the MIDI data to completely transform the loop. You can also play the slices "live" from your MIDI keyboard, drum pad or other MIDI controller.