I've just had a commission for a documentary based in the
middle-east and thought I might use the opportunity to plug a hole in my library arsenal.
I'm looking for a decent library collection for general world music... BUT... am working
on a relatively tight budget (sub £200 for the library).
Having looked at the
Garritan World instruments which falls well in budget, I'm not sure if the sounds are very
nice. Anyone tried it?
The big contenders are Motu Ethnic Sounds, Ra (££
ouch)... those ones I know about. Anyone got any experience with these/others to
A comprehensive, high quality collection like Ethno World 5 or something, would likely
break the budget, though you might consider picking up smaller sets or solo instruments
from places like PrecisionSound and SonoKinetic...
Re: Ethnic Library
#1018663 - 15/11/12 06:42 AM
Back in the days of early sampling CD's, Eric Persing's Spectrasonics
released Heart of Africa followed by Heart of Asia. The quality of samples was astounding
for the time. Having recently rediscovered these two libraries (I had them buried in my
sampling CD library) I was amazed by the high quality of the samples and the programing
and I used them succesfully in a recent production.
Heart of Asia should be the
one that interests you and I think it still exists in AKAI Sampling CD-ROM format which
should be fully compatible with exs24 and NI Kontakt. It's a little old but I think it
still is one of the best out there.