The electronic download of the Ethno World 5 Professional from Best Service comprises over 240 instruments from all over the globe, with each one sampled extensively; indeed, the whole bundle totals 18,000 samples in all. Thus, this software gives you a library of naturalistic sounds, from an acoustic bass Vester to a Zsoura Sakis—or from a bamboo flute to a Zukra bagpipe. Other highlights include Taiko Drums and Big Ethnic Tom Drums, consisting of individual samples (left and right hand) and hundreds of inspiring loops. Woodwinds now feature the Ney flute (Iran), the Pivana and Tenor Pivana flute (Corsica), and a pan flute. Metal-type instruments include Hi-End Crash, Splash, Ride, and China cymbals with hits, swells, loops, the Big Feng gong, and glistening wind chimes.
Kontakt 5 Player allows access to the quick edit page in order to directly manipulate all essential parameters, offering a more intuitive handling of these virtual instruments. The elastic audio Time Machine II lets you transpose any instrument phrase and playing style, while synchronizing any tempos of individual loops or to a host sequencer or DAW. A humanized mode slightly alters the tone of each note, while the micro-tuning allows for any type of tuning and ethnic scales. Real-time automation has been greatly simplified allowing for quick recording and editing of parameters, while the integrated convolution reverb creates a more natural sound.
All of these instruments instruments have been played by musicians the world over under the direction of Andreas Hofner and Marcel Barsotti.