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ERA II Medieval Legends

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ERA II Medieval Legends - a wonderful collection of knights, princesses, dragons and their forgotten fantasy world ...

All users that have registered ERA (1) may purchase an upgrade for the price of € 99.-

ERA II takes you on a distant journey into the medieval world, deeper than ever. Eduardo Tarilonte, creator of award-winning libraries such as Forest Kingdom, Desert Winds, Epic World and Shevannai, presents the considerably expanded version of the first edition of ERA Medieval Legends. ERA II offers an even more comprehensive selection of historic instruments. This library holds the perfect instruments for film- and television soundtracks with historical background, fantasy-games as well as folk-music, medieval-rock and related compositions.

For ERA II, Eduardo Tarilonte created 25 new instruments, resulting in a total number of over 70 instruments, all recorded in highest detail and quality. In addition, there is a huge amount of soundscapes available - all ready to use within the advanced Engine-Player and its generously expanded and specifically optimized user interface.

ERA II Medieval Legends contains: 10 flutes, 8 reed instruments, 4 war horns, 3 brass instruments, 9 bowed strings instruments, 13 plucked strings instruments, 3 keyboards, 20 percussion instruments & 1 singing voice.

ERA II pursues the goal of capturing the musical atmosphere and sound aesthetics of the medieval, porting these old times into the computer-based production environment. The carefully programmed user interface of the Engine-Player makes this library easy to use, allowing the sounds of ERA II to inspire and unfold the musician's full creativity. ERA II is just like an exciting fantasy-novel, taking musicians and composers on a journey into dark and long forgotten times.

ERA II is well suited for different styles and genres ranging from medieval scores with authentically sounding instruments to fantasy-music, soundtracks and new-age-spheres. The sounds of ERA II are absolutely unique and cannot be found in any other library. It holds an overwhelming selction of instruments, sounds and soundscapes that provide musicians with a complete sonic compendium, leaving no sound to be desired.

The instruments in ERA II use extensive multisampling, dynamic layering, diverse articulations, round-robin and true-legato-samples. The library contains 25 gigabytes of sample data including all instruments and sounds of part one.


The Instruments

  • Brass: Cornetto, Natural Trumpet & Sackbut

  • Keys: Organetto, Spinet & Virginal

  • Percussion: Claps, Kettle Drum, Church Bells, Frame Drums, Hand Drums , Snares, Tambourines

  • Bowed Strings: Bowed Psaltery, Fidule , Nyckelharpa, Viola de Roda, Fiddle Grooves, Hurdy Gurdy Chanters & Grooves, Tromba Marina, Viola da Gamba

  • Plucked Strings: Baroque Guitar, Bass Citole, Early Renaissance Bray Harp, Early Renaissance Harp, Gittern, Gothic Harp, Langeleik, Medieval Lute, Medieval Psaltery, Psaltery (beaten), Renaissance Lute, Small Psaltery Plucked & Zither

  • Voices:  Tavern Singers Shouts, Tavern Singers

  • Winds: 2 Holed Flute, Gemshorn, Traditional Soprano Recorder, Traditional Wooden Flute, Whistle, Wooden Transverse Flute, Renaissance Recorder (Alto, Bass, Soprano & Tenor)

  • Reeds: Bagpipes, Crumhorn (Alto, Bass, Soprano & Tenor), Shawms, Bombarde, Chirimia

  • War Horns:  Anyafil Calls, Anyafil, Celtiberic War Horn, Shofar Calls, Shofar & War Horn

The Recordings

Recordings for ERA II took place in several selected spanish studios, such as Madrid's Infinity Studios as well as Eldana Studios in Dueñas, just to name some. Also, numerous talented musicians contributed their skills to the project, like Rinaldo Valldeperas (crumhorns, shawms, renaissance soprano recorder), Efren López (Gittern, Bass Citole, Medieval Psaltery, Medieval Lute), Cecilia Nocilli, Lorena Porres and many others.

All instruments and voices were recorded using a Neumann U87 microphone being accompanied by selected high-quality preamps from manufacturers such as Avalon and Neve. The instruments were intentionally captured with close mic techniques avoiding unwanted room information to give users full control over the following sound shaping process and added effects.

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Flag EN spaceMusicTech Magazine, 01/2016

MTM six of the best

Flag EN spaceMusicTech Magazine, 07/2015

  • MusicTech Choice 9/10Fantastic sounding instruments
  • Some great left-field inclusions
  • All well recorded
  • Additional playing styles and variaations very useful
  • It's a sonic museum
  • IT's Eduardo


So it's a thoroughly astonishing collection, a museum of ancient instrumentation and a fantastic resource. At the very least, it's a record of times and instruments gone by, but for today's producer it's wealth of history to tap in to and slightly left-of-centre instrumentation to make your compositions stand out from the rest. And in that sense, it scores higher than other Tarilonte collections simply because you can apply it to so many more genres, as it's less specific.

ERA II could be seen as a great collection for instrument completists, but it's been put together in such a way that we can all discover some amazing new sounds and textures, and apply them to many different styles of production. Hands-on control takes it above most other collections

Andy Jones for MusicTechMag

Flag DE spaceAmazona.de 06/2015

Amazona Sehr GutAuszug

Was soll ich sagen, auch bei ERA II wird man vom Sample-Spezialisten Eduardo Tarilonte nicht enttäuscht. Die Instrumente an sich sind eine Sache, denn man kann sich vorstellen, dass es heutzutage nicht mehr viele Musiker gibt, die diese Instrumente nicht nur spielen können, sondern auch so gut beherrschen, dass man sie für eine Sample Library in Erwägung ziehen kann. Doch viel wichtiger ist bei ERA II die nicht nur zuletzt hieraus entstehende klangliche Qualität. Die Sounds können durch die Bank weg überzeugen und sind wie bereits erwähnt für unterschiedlichste Stilrichtungen und Einsatzgebiete denkbar.


Das Update auf Version 2 ist bei Best Service ERA II Medieval Legends vollkommen geglückt. Nicht nur das etwas klarere Design des Interfaces ist gelungen, sondern vor allem wurde die Library mit neuen und sehr gut klingenden Instrumenten erweitert. Die vielen Details, die die Instrumente im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes zum Leben erwecken, sorgen dafür, dass ERA II für viele professionelle Einsatzgebiete herangezogen werden kann. Die Klangqualität stimmt, die Umsetzung und Spielbarkeit ist gelungen.

Felix Thoma für Amazona

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Flag DE spaceKeys 07/2015

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Fazit (Auszug)

Dem Klangmagier Eduardo Tarilonte ist es gelungen, die Raritäten nicht nur in vorzüglicher Audioqualität aufzunehmen, sondern sie auch nach Mittelalter klingen zu lassen. Die Samples sind nah, intim und angenehm trocken. Dank fließender Lautstärkemodulation, guter dynamischer Auflösung, zahlreicher Spielweisen und Round Robins gelingen spannende, authentische Kompositionen mit dem Klang einer vergangenen Aera.

Flag DE spaceReleasetime.de, ERA II limited edition, 05/2015

releasetime.de best value


ERA 2 – Medieval Legends ist nicht in Gänze perfekt, aber trotzdem eine hervorragende Library mit deutlichem Alleinstellungsmerkmal und viel Liebe und Leidenschaft zum Detail. Viele Instrumente sind woanders so nicht zu finden, der Klang ist fast makellos und das Scripting ermöglicht eine schnelle, bequeme und unkomplizierte Bedienung. Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist ausgesprochen fair und zufriedenen Nutzern von ERA 1 drängt sich ein Upgrade bei gerade mal 99 Euro fast schon auf.

Testautor: Baldwin Freising

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Era 2 Medieval Legends – Library Check bei releasetime.de

Flag EN spaceThe Audio Spotlight ERA II limited edition 04/2015

ERA II Medieval Legends is simply an Awesome library.


TAS awesome


ERA II Medieval Legends is full with content that will keep you busy for a long time. There are some sounds that I particularly could do without but I have to say that the sound quality of the whole library is simply staggering. The price is a bit steep but the content, quality and ease of use surely make up for it. ERA II Medieval Legends is simply an Awesome library.

Zdravko Djordjevic
The Audio Spotlight

Full ERA II ltd review at TAS

Flag EN spaceSoundBytes Magazine ERA II limited edition 04/2015

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What has Tropical House got to do with ERA II?

This is a sample library containing sampled medieval instruments aimed mainly at media composers. But as many of you are not media producers, we will try and find out how ERA II could also be useful for producers of pop, dance EDM and rock, seeing as all cinema, advertising, game and other media producers will probably buy this library anyway. The reason is pretty simple: in the world of sample libraries Eduardo Tarilonte has a reputation. He’s the one who killed the spirit of sample pack competitions. In the sound library field, Eduardo is something of a legend, like Tomba was for ski sports, or Schumacher was for Formula 1… Why bother competing when you know who will win? While all other competitors put goggles on at the start of a race, he never takes them off. He wears the goggles all the time – obviously he is some sort of natural born winner.

Aleksander Arsov

SounBytes Magazine



Flag EN spaceSound On Sound 09/2013 ERA (1)

SOS 5 Stars


For me, the strength of Tarilonte's libraries is that all their round-robin and phrasing complexity is taken care of under the surface, so playing Era: Medieval Legends expressively becomes a real pleasure. Highly recommended!

Martin Walker, SoundOnSound,September 2013

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Flag DE spaceDelamar 11/2012 ERA (1)

Delamar Sehr GutAuszug:

Kurzum: Hier erwartet dich ein sehr gutes Produkt mit reichlich Stoff zum Erforschen, Best Service hat wieder ganze Arbeit geleistet. Das bedeutet viereinhalb von fünf Sternen im Best Service Era Medieval Legends Testbericht auf delamar. Rather nice.

Delamar Testbericht EraML


Flag DE spaceBEAT 10/2012 ERA (1)

Beat Magazin Empfehlung der RedaktionFazit:

Kein Zweifel, Era ist die umfangreichste Sample-Kollektion historischer europäischer
Instrumente. Aber auch in puncto Produktionsqualität und Artikulationsvielfalt
genügt sie in höchsten Ansprüchen. Dabei ist es auf vortreffliche Weise gelungen,
den charaktervollen Klang der seltenen Instrumente ausdrucksstark spielbar
zu machen. Wenn Sie historische oder Fantasy-Musik für Filme und Games produzieren,
ist diese Bibliothek wärmstens zu empfehlen.

BEAT 6 Punkte Bewertung

Flag DE spaceAmazona.de 12.09.2012 ERA (1)

Amazona.de Sehr GutAuszug: Fazit:
ME überzeugt auf der ganzen Linie und vermag seine Nische hervorragend zu füllen. Eduardo Torrilentes Arbeit besticht durch eine große Liebe zum Detail, authentische Aufnahmen und einer sinnvollen Auswahl an Instrumenten, die eine große Bandbreite abdeckt und dennoch nicht überladen wirkt.
Bestimmt keine Software des täglichen Bedarfs, es sei denn, man habe einen Dauervertrag für Mittelalter-Soundtracks geangelt. Doch auch wer sich abseits dessen bewegt, was man landläufig als mittelalterliche Musik bezeichnet, findet hier Klänge, die erfrischend anders und unverbraucht klingen. ERA erschließt uns neue (also eigentlich alte), unbekannte Klangwelten und lehrt uns vor allem eines: Wer exotische Klänge sucht, braucht nicht unbedingt in Indien oder Korea zu suchen.
Die Soundscapes betrachte ich als nette Zugabe, bestimmt sinnvoll, um der eigenen Kreativität auf die Sprünge zu helfen, wenn sich die Muße mal wieder zieren sollte, unsereins zu küssen.
Alles in allem ein tolles Produkt, der Preis mag hoch erscheinen, ist aber angesichts der Qualität der Samples mehr als gerechtfertigt.


  • einzigartige Sound Library
  • Klangqualität
  • interessante Instrumente und Klänge


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Amazona Testbericht EraML

Flag FR spaceAudiofanzine 09/2012 ERA (1)

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Excellent, tout simplement. En proposant des instruments rares avec une très bonne qualité sonore et de programmation, Eduardo Tarilonte offre une bibliothèque très intéressante, à la fois pour les médiévistes (en herbe ou confirmés) et pour tous les compositeurs qui pourront utiliser des sons inhabituels, pas forcément inédits, mais qui apporteront une touche d'étrangeté, d'inattendu ou de réalisme (certains instruments avec leurs bruitages sont bluffants) à des pièces plus modernes. Quasiment aucun reproche à faire, bouclages, programmation, fichiers Midi, tout est parfaitement réussi. Ce qui fait aussi regretter que la plateforme Engine/Independence ne soit pas utilisée par de plus nombreux éditeurs, tant elle montre ici son efficacité et sa puissance. En tout cas, il faudra suivre les produits de monsieur Tarilonte avec attention, le niveau étant très haut.

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Flag DE spaceOkey 09/2012 ERA (1)

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Auf den Punkt gebracht: Eine hervorragende Library, nicht nur für Filmmusiker oder ausgesprochen Mittelalter-Fetischisten.

Flag EN spaceMusic Tech Magazine 09/2012 ERA (1)

MusicTech 8 StarsExcerpt:

Keeping it real
While a collection of authentic medieval instruments won't be to everyones's tastes or requirements, there's little doubt that Era perfectly fills a gap in respect to sensitively sampled authetic music instruments. Those of a more creative persuasion will undoubtedly see the musical potential behind the sounds included especially given the detail and expression behind their sampling and mapping, and for instance inspiration, the Sound Design collection is a great additional resource to an otherwise pletiful collection of instruments. MTM

Flag EN spacecomposerfocus.com 08/2012 ERA (1)

Computer Focus LogoVerdict


I don’t believe there’s a product on the market that can match this libraries sound and level of detail on such a wide array of historical instruments. Eduardo Tarilonte has really hit it out of the park with the entire package. Although I have my gripes about the interface, it can be easily overlooked when there is such a wealth of opportunity within the library.

I believe this library is going to immediately appeal to video game composers as fantasy and historical music tends to be more prevalent in the medium, although many film and TV composers would have use for this library if their projects are fantasy/historical orientated.

Era Medieval Legends provides a great collection of realistic, authentic and most importantly, usable instruments. If you’re a composer looking to add some new color into your historical or fantasy music, this library is a must buy. Chris Mooney

ComposerFocus review EraML

Flag DE spaceKeys 09/2012 ERA (1)

Keys Magazin LogoTestauszug:

...Die Instrumentenauswahl der Library ist reichhaltig genug, um ein komplettes mittelalterliches Orchester auf die virtuelle Bühne zu versammeln...

Fazit: ERA bringt neues Klangfutter in den Rechner, klingt insgesamt frisch udn unverbraucht und eigent sich für alle Kompositionen, die mittelalterliche Instrumente und Klangfarben einbeziehen. Bass-Viola, Fiedel und Organetto sind echte Highlights. Zusammen mit den geschmackvolle arrangierten Soundscapes erhält man eine vielseitige, eigenständige Library, speziell für die Film- und Spielevertonung aber auch für Ambient- und Meditationsmusik. Andreas Ecker, Keys

Flag EN spacescorecastonline.com Video-walk-through ERA (1)

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Composer Dirk Ehlert takes you through a first look at Eduardo Tarilonte’s newest creation, ERA Medieval Legends — a unique sample library featuring a huge set of historical instruments covering the Medieval, Renaissance and Fantasy production genres. Dirk deconstructs a demo track using ERA and shows you how to build new worlds using this unique and exciting library.

ScoreCast video EraML

Flag EN spaceSoundAndGear.com ERA (1)

Sound And Gear 4.5 Subs

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What’s the bottom line?

Anytime Best Service releases a new product from Eduardo Tarilonte…I get excited.

I know the instruments are going to be super realistic and organic, and I know there are going to be another collection of amazing soundscapes, ambiances, and fx.

I give Era 4.5 out of 5 subs, regardless if this is your style of musical instrument or not, the quality and playability of the content just can’t be denied.

His libraries always allow me to experiment with instruments I may otherwise never encounter. Many I have no clue how to pronounce or their history….but that doesn’t stop me from playing them!

I also really dig how he gives you a quick info block on the instruments directly in the interface, really helps in exploring the content.

SoundAndGear review EraML


The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

4.0 of 5  
03.05.2024 Language: englisch

The sound is fantastic, no doubt, but Engine2 needs an update. The interface is outdated and it still uses VST2.

5.0 of 5  
06.12.2023 Sprache: deutsch

Super Auswahl an Instrumenten! Sehr schön

3.0 of 5  
26.11.2023 Language: englisch

beutiful sound library - BUT the best service engine will not work with the majority of ***s - this is not made clear in any of the advertising or on the website - bottom line cannot use properly in anything other than the creators [magix] own *** ***


Editors Choice PAM sm
Editors Choce Award PAM
Best of 2015

PAM Sehr gut
Professional Audio Magazin
Sehr gut

Music Tech Choice 9/10
MusicTech, Choice

Amazona Sehr Gut
Amazona, Sehr Gut

TAS awesome
ERA II limited edition
The Audio Spotlight 5 stars

releasetime best value award
ERA II limited edition
Best Value Award

Sound On Sound 5 stars!
ERA (1)
Sound On Sound, 5 stars!

Sounds and Gear 4.5 Subs
ERA (1)
Sounds and Gear, 4,5 subs

Amazona.de Sehr Gut
ERA (1)
Amazona.de, Sehr Gut

BEAT Empfehlung der Redaktion
ERA (1)
BEAT, Empfehlung der Redaktion

Delamar Sehr Gut
ERA (1)
Delamar, Sehr Gut

Keys Magazine
Keys.de, Redaktionstipp

Home Studio Redaktionstipp
KR Home Studio, Redaktionstipp


Luc Arbogast

Luc Arbogast
French musician of old instruments and a singer, songwriter. Albums: Odysseus, Oreflam, Metamorphosis, Fjall d’yr vinur, Canticum in terra, Hortus Dei, Aux portes de Sananda, Domus
Game of Thrones Main Title Theme

"In Eduardo Tarilonte’s sample libraries, especially “Era II Medieval Legends”, I have found exceptional sound quality creative tools and a huge variety of early instruments. In my work, I place big demands on quality and workflow, particularly orchestration and high quality atmospheres. It has been a huge pleasure for me to work with these powerful tools and adapt them to my musical universe."

Marcin PrzbylowiczMarcin Przybyłowicz
Composer / music director, CD Projekt RED, Soundtrack "The Witcher"

"For past few years I've lived in the land of medieval sounds, instruments and scales and I must say ERA II was perfect addition to my folk arsenal in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It's versatility, authenticity and great detail in sound still amazes me. It's enough to say The Witcher 3 soundtrack wouldn't be the same without ERA II. Thank you Eduardo!"

Bill Brown

Bill Brown
BMI TV Music Awards for "CSI:NY" Seasons 1-9, Canadian Video Game Awards Best Original Music, and many more.

"ERA 2 continues to inspire new sonic directions in my music, especially for the epic adventures I’m scoring currently. Eduardo meticulously recorded a lot of organic source material and created compelling, useful instruments to manipulate, customize and create with. From very human, musical performances to wild effects and everything in-between, I’m having fun creating new sonic landscapes with ERA 2 for far away imaginary lands..."  -Bill Brown 

Trevor Morris

2 time EMMY winning composer, The Borgias, Immortals, The Scorpion King 3

"I have lived in the language of Ancient and Medieval instruments for more than a few years in my work on "The Tudors" and "Pillars of the Earth", and I can say that ERA is the best sounding, most cinematic library of its kind I have heard. An instant addition to my palette, Bravo."

Video Game composer of Rayman Origins, The Adventures of Tintin: The Shadow of the Unicorn among others.

"As a composer I worked last year on Rayman Origin´s, a UbiSoft Video Game. I needed to find Middle-ages Instruments to animate the World of princesses and dragons in our next project, Rayman Legend ! I found all I needed in ERA. I was really thankful to Eduardo to have succeded in making such wonderful program allowing the best playability possible. Thank you Eduardo for your wonderful work."

Rupert Gregson-WilliamsRupert Gregson-Williams
Disney´s Bed Time Stories, Bee Movie, Over the Hedge, Made of Honor…

"Era has been loaded into my template, and has already proven really useful. Eduardo Tarilonte´s attention to detail is always top drawer."

Stephan Massimo Jauch

Stephan Massimo Jauch
Music and TV composer

"Eduardo Tarilontes ERA Medieval Legends war mir bei der Komposition des Scores zum „Vermächtnis der Wanderhure“ von unschätzbarem Wert. Die beeindruckende Klangqualität und die intuitive Spielbarkeit dieser Auswahl mittelalterlicher Instrumente sucht Ihresgleichen."

Niel Mitra

Niel Mitra

"You sometimes notice that the creator of an audio library is not simply a collector of sounds who layers them in a virtual instrument. You notice, that there is an inspired artist, who knows how to create a key to virtuosity. This is what Eduardo Tarilonte has done with ERA II."

Tanzwut Benjamin SchwenenBenjamin Schwenen
Produzent der Mittelalter Rock Band "Tanzwut"

"ERA II ist eine grandios aufgenommene Library mittelalterlicher Instrumente und Soundscapes. Ein Muss für jeden Film- und Game-Komponisten. Auch für mich, als Produzent von Mittelalter-Rock ein reicher Quell an Sounds von Instrumenten, die man nicht  oft in die Finger bekommt und die für das gewisse Etwas sorgen. Gut gemacht, Best Service"

Alexander SchiborrAlexander Schiborr
Composer, Arranger

"On my search for an authentic sounding Medieval instruments library, I discovered Eduardo Tarilontes Libraries. I needed to create tracks for the official Kaltenberg Knights Tournament 2016 in Germany and wanted a library which has a variety of instruments with the ability to work together cohesively. Thus, I purchased ERA II - Medieval Legends. I am amazed at how great it sounds straight out of the box. It is not only a very inspiring library, sound wise, but also outstanding and brilliantly detailed, very playable, and a big time saver when your clients ask for "real" authentic sounding Middle Age instruments. This library has surpassed my expectations and I could not be happier!"

Band "Tanzwut"

"ERA II Medieval Legends, Celtic ERA und Dark ERA sind für mich als Mittelaltermusiker und Produzent eine perfekte Grundlage für die Studioarbeit. Die Sounds der mittelalterlichen Instrumente sind authentisch und harmonisieren miteinander. Es ist eine Freude mit diesen Samplern zu arbeiten und neue Songs für meine Band Tanzwut mit Hilfe dieser beeindruckenden Klang-Bibliothek entstehen zu lassen."


Engine poweredBest Service ENGINE 2 Sample Player is included with this product!


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  • 64 bit
  • Apple Silicon (support via Rosetta 2)
  • Intel Mac
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  • RAM: 2GB


  • Windows 8-11
  • 32 bit & 64 bit
  • Intel Core processor
  • 2GHz
  • RAM: 2GB 

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