Broaden your musical horizons and explore new sonic territory with world instruments like bamboo flute, sitar, Paraguayan harp, South African Sansa, and more. Plus synths (like the Oberheim OB8, MemoryMoog, and Super Jupiter) and vintage keys as a bonus! We think you’ll find that this material will not only fill in some holes in your collection left by other sound libraries, but also surprise and delight your ear with previously unchartered sounds capes. Far from being a “me too” ethnic sample collection, the instruments here were not chosen based upon their timbral odd-ball factor. Instead, our goal was to create a truly musically useful collection of non-standard foreign and domestic textures that would add spice to any application.
Consider, for example, the Praguayan Folk Harp. This instrument is hand made of rosewood and mahogany. Its tone is warmer than the modern orchestral harp and yet richly detailed in its provocative harmonic series. The South African Sansa is a wooden box resonator to which a number of split cane or metal tongues are attached, free at one end to be plucked with the thumbs. The texture is almost harpish in sustain, and yet distinctly “tuned percussion” in its attack.
In our quest to provide such rare and pleasing treasures as the examples above, we have also chosen to include several classic analog synth programs from such instruments as the Oberheim OB8, MemoryMoog, and the Super Jupiter.