MOTUs Ethno 2 is now shipping. Ethno 2 delivers the most comprehensive world/ethnic sound library ever offered in a single package, combined with the most advanced virtual instrument interface for ethnic sounds. Version 2 adds significant new features such as preset searching, microtonal scales, state-of-the-art time stretching, and much more.
“Ethno Instrument Version 2 delivers the most comprehensive world/ethnic sound library ever offered in a single package,” said Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing. “In addition, Ethno 2 represents the most advanced virtual instrument interface for ethnic sounds, with unparalleled features such as in-depth support for microtonal scales and tuning.”
New sounds abound in Version 2 from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Balkans, the British Isles, Latin America, Australia, and many other locations around the globe. Featured sounds include taiko drums, large African drums, thirty new instruments from India, hundreds of urban India loops (in they style of Slumdog Millionaire), Balkanish voices, Arabic voices, Persian voices, an extensive new collection of gongs and bells, extended cymbalum, and much more.
Other Version 2 feature highlights include:
– Enhanced effects processing — includes new modeled analog EQ, CPU-optimized convolution reverb and eight new analog modeled filters (rez, comb, analog and more).
– Keyswitch presets — dozens of new, richly-layered keyswitch (KS) presets in all categories for ultra-expressive performance.
– Version 1 compatibility — Ethno 2’s new sound library is compatible with Version 1, so music programmed with Version 1 presets can be loaded and played with Version 2.
– Latest-generation UVI Engine — provides state-of-the-art virtual instrument performance, 64-bit native operation and robust compatibility with the latest Mac OS X and Windows operating systems, plus the latest DAW hosts.
Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess was so inspired by Ethno 2, he shot twelve new videos to demonstrate the breadth and depth of version 2’s massively expanded 21 GB sound library. See and hear Jordan work his magic once again in these compelling Ethno 2 video presentations.