Winter NAMM Show Update: EastWest announced Ethno World 4 Professional, a collection of more than 200 ethnic instruments and 14,000 samples developed by German composer Marcel Barsotti.
“Ethno World 4 gives users access to unique and often rare instruments that would be almost impossible to incorporate into a project without a collections such as this,” says Doug Rogers, president and CEO of EASTWEST.
Using Ethno World 4 and the Kontakt Elastic Audio Engine “Time Machine 2,” you can transpose all instruments and playing styles into any key. Using this same function, all of the collection’s drum and percussion loops can be played in all tempos and each individual loop can be programmed in all parameters.
For added customization, Kontakt’s Sample Start Offset allows users to select the point when a phrase starts playing. For added authenticity for solo woodwinds, a Legato Modus is now available. With the Humanize Modus each note can be given a slightly altered timbre. This micro-tuning provides the greatest diversity of ethnic tunings and tone scales.