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The Ultimate Sample Library for Ethnic Instruments and Voices from All Over the World

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete is the summit of a library that has continuously been growing and improving for over 16 years. In this sixth edition, 80 new instruments and voices with a volume of 13 gigabytes have been added to the library.

Award-winning film composer Marcel Barsotti (e. g. Pope Joan, The Miracle of Bern) gathered a gigantic selection of instruments from all over the world. He additionally recorded a wide range of solo voices and choirs from widely varying cultures.

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete now consists of 320 instruments and voices, with roughly 800 patches. For the most authentic sound, the instruments have been recorded with different play techniques that can easily and precisely be accessed from the patches via keyswitches. The library consists of 33.4 gigabytes (uncompressed) of sample data and 28,789 samples. All instruments come in 24 bit and 44.1 kHz.

Over 70 musicians and singers from all over the world were involved in the recording process, conducted by music-producer Andreas Hofner. The recordings took place in different local studios with the use of first-class gear such as microphones by Neumann and Brauner, SPL preamplifiers, and converters by RME.

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete comprises an incredible spectrum of instruments and voices from the most diverse regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, North, and South America. Here, you will find the fitting instruments and voice recordings for folkloric, ethnic as well as modern music.


Library size: 22 GB (using Kontakt's lossless compression)

Kontakt Player or Kontakt Full 5.6 or newer required!


Instruments

Ethno World DrumsThe library contains an extensive selection of stringed, plucked, and bowed instruments, as well as the most different woodwinds including numerous flutes and, of course, a large selection of drums and percussion.

Alongside film-score-proven taikos and big ethnic tom drums, there are hundreds of inspiring loops and even an entire "Gongs, Bells & Metal Type Instruments" category - ranging from the big feng gong to delicately sparkling wind chimes. New in ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete are some unique sounds such as the two-meter spanning gong by Paiste, several new percussion instruments, and a waterphone.

Almost all sections of the predecessor have been expanded once again. In addition, a couple of instruments of ETHNO WORLD 5 have been re-recorded. Among them is a new mandolin and a great-sounding banjo, programmed with countless articulations and licks by one of Germany's best banjo players, Rüdiger Helbig.

Furthermore, you will now find a concertina, an autoharp, a Japanese koto, the aforementioned new mandolin with multiple play styles, a South-American charango, a bansuri, bass quena, and an Indian flute plus additional play styles for the instruments launeddas, mancosedda, dvojacka, and the Irish traverse flute.


Voices

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete offers extensive solo voices, phrases, and choirs from Cameroon, Guinea, China, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Northern Africa, Spain, and Ukraine.

The voices and choirs have been expanded by new contributions from Africa, Arabia, Jamaica, and India. For example, the Houari Algerian rai singer is not only perfect for creating authentic atmospheres but also for EDM and Hip-Hop.

Equally extraordinary are the Mongolian overtone singings, the voices of the Chinese opera, Arabian, Indian and African choirs and solo voices as well as the chants of American natives. Thus, there is a versatile choice of voices for the wide range of film-scoring, ethnic- or traditional music and also for modern music productions.

With its selection of instruments and voices, ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete is the perfect library for film- and television productions that demand authentic sounds from specific regions of the world. Naturally, these instruments and voices will work in music productions of diverse genres that embrace these specific sonic elements - from pop to ambient to dance.


Content

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete contains all sounds of the previous versions, categorized in "Bowed Instruments", "Stringed Instruments", "Woodwind & Brass", "Key Instruments", "World Drums", "World Percussion", "Gongs, Bells & Metals", and "Voices".

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete also unlocks an entire new region by offering a complete ensemble of alpine folk music including plucked instruments, brass as well as male and female yodelers. Find instruments like the Styrian harmonica, a nylon stringed concert guitar, zither, raffele, dulcimer, alpenhorn, flugelhorn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, folk violin, and two clarinets. And of course, it includes an acoustic bass.

For historical contexts, such as historic dramas and fantasy movies, ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete offers a large selection of medieval instruments, among them a hurdy-gurdy, renaissance lute, fife, doucaine, shawm, pasalterium, pump organ, and a shruti box. In short: all instruments needed for songs about fire and ice.


The Interface

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete uses the free Kontakt 5 Player by Native Instruments as its sample engine and can of course be used with the full version of Kontakt 5, too. For the new version, the user interface's graphic has completely been redesigned and optimized for ultra-fast access. There are numerous editing possibilities as well as innovative functions. ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete supports the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS), which allows tagging and interaction with the NI Komplete Kontrol keyboards and NI Maschine.

Gamelan Orchester SingleA good number of special instruments were additionally recorded for version 6. Among them is the new “Gamelan” category. The instruments were recorded in Munich's Stadtmuseum and contain two different gamelan orchestras from Bali and Java, available in slendro, pelog, and international tunings. Here, you will find more than 25 instruments such as kempli, kendhang drums, cheng cheng, bells, kecer cymbals, kethuk, and kempiang.

These instruments are complemented by a harmonically ideal matching Balinese female singer, the typical suling flute, and the siter harp. ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete therefore offers the largest orchestral setup of gamelan instruments from Indonesia.

Further additions are a new waveform display, visualization of the sample-start-offset as well as a clearer use of the effects where, among other features, delay times are now displayed in tempo-related note values and milliseconds. The Timemachine (TM PRO) delivers significantly improved audio results with tempo-adapted material, especially for polyphonic licks and loops.

And this is not only a benefit for the latest sounds of ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete but also for all sounds of ETHNO WORLD 5 which were completely revised in this regard. At the same time, the number of patches has been reduced leading to a clearer menu structure.

Thanks to the integrated convolution reverb, all instruments and voices sound exceptionally realistic and natural. Solo instruments additionally offer a high-quality legato mode. Plus, the humanize mode will play each new note with a slightly changed timbre. The micro-tuning allows the use of multiple ethnical tunings and scales. By using top-quality filters, LFOs, tune, automation, harmonizer, and further effects, all instruments and voices can be efficiently edited and manipulated if needed, allowing to create new sonic worlds equally suited for modern music genres and film productions.

A unique feature of ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete is the integrated IDB-INFO (Information Database), being directly available from every instrument and voice. Via the menu entry "IDB-INFO", you can access photos of the instruments as well as many details about their original play techniques and tunings, origin, and variations. You will also find notes on how to use keyswitches, achieving realistic results with the corresponding instrument.


System Requirements

  • Native Instruments Kontakt Player or Full version 5.6 and above
  • MacOS 10.13 High Sierra - 11 Big Sur
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core i5 CPU or better
  • 4GB RAM or more (6GB or more recommended)
  • 22GB free storage space