The ultimate Sample-library for ethnic Voices from all over the World
ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices is the summit of a library that has continuously been growing and improving for over 16 years. Never before was there such a comprehensive and high-quality library of ethnic voice recordings. ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices sets new standards for the musical use of ethnic voices. Never before, was there a library that was comprehensive, of perfect sound and yet innovative to play.
Award-winning film composer Marcel Barsotti (e. g. Pope Joan, The Miracle of Bern) has gathered a gigantic selection of solo-voices, phrases and choirs from all over the word and widely varying cultures.
ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices consists of approximately 177 patches with solo-voices, phrases and choirs. The library consists of 8,68 gigabytes (uncompressed) of sample data and 5,230 samples. All recordings come in 24 bit and 44.1 kHz.
Singers from all over world were involved in the recording process, conducted by music-producer Andreas Hofner. The recordings took place in different local studios with the use of first-class gear such as microphones by Neumann and Brauner, SPL preamplifiers and converters by RME.
Library size ~ 7 GB (using Kontakt´s lossless compression)
Kontakt / Kontakt Player 5.6 or newer required!
ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices comprises an incredible spectrum of voices from the most diverse regions of the world. Here, you will find the fitting voice-recordings for folkloric, ethnic as well as for modern music. The library offers extensive solo-voices, phrases and choirs from Cameroon, Guinea, China, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Northern Africa, Spain and Ukraine. The voices and choirs have been expanded by new contributions from Africa, Arabia, Jamaica and India. For example, the Houari Algerian rai singer is not only perfect for creating authentic atmospheres but also for EDM and Hip-Hop.
Equally extraordinary are the Balinese and Mongolian overtone singings, the voices of the Chinese opera, Arabian, Indian and African choirs and solo-voices as well as the chants of American natives. Thus, there is a versatile choice of voices for the wide range of film-scoring, ethnic- or traditional music and also for modern music productions.
With its selection of voice-recordings, ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices is the perfect library for film- and television productions that demand authentic sounds from specific regions of the world. Naturally, these voices will work in music productions of diverse genres that embrace these specific sonic elements - from pop to ambient to dance.
For a detailed listing of all voices please go to "More Infos".
ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices uses the free Kontakt 5 Player by Native Instruments as its sample-engine and can of course be used with the full version of Kontakt 5, too. For the new version, the user-interface's graphic has been completely redesigned and optimized for ultra fast access. There are numerous editing possibilities as well as innovative functions. ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices supports the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS), which allows tagging and interaction with the NI Komplete Kontrol keyboards and NI Maschine.
Further additions are a new waveform display, visualization of the sample-start-offset as well as a clearer use of the effects where, among other features, delay times are now displayed in tempo-related note values and milliseconds. The Timemachine (TM PRO) delivers significantly improved audio results with tempo adapted material, especially for polyphonic licks and loops.
And this is not only a benefit for the latest sounds of ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices but also for all sounds of ETHNO WORLD 5 which were completely revised in this regard. At the same time, the number of patches has been reduced, leading to a clearer menu structure.
Thanks to the integrated convolution reverb, all voices sound exceptionally realistic and natural. By using top-quality filters, LFOs, tune, automation, harmonizer and further effects, all instruments and voices can be efficiently edited and manipulated if needed - allowing to create new sonic worlds equally suited for modern music genres and film productions.
ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices is the perfect choice whenever voices with a specific cultural coloring are needed for your productions. The solo-voices, phrases and choirs can be combined with almost any musical genre. If you aim for fully authentic productions of folkloric or traditional music, ETHNO WORLD 6 Instruments with its gigantic pool of string, wind, drum and percussion instruments is the perfect extension to ETHNO WORLD 6 Voices.
Requires Kontakt Player 5.6.1
Sound On Sound 4 stars (EW 5)
Delamar "Excellent" (EW 5)
Tobitech Kaufempfehlung (EW 5)
Amazona Gut/Sehr gut (EW 5)
Apfelwahn Note 1 (EW 5)
Film Composer: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Halt And Catch Fire, Fear The Walking Dead, Rainbow Six|Siege, Lost Signal
"Marcel Barsotti's EW6 is a wonderful collection of ethnic vocals and instruments. It is as inspirational as it is impressive in its scope and user friendly design."
Keyboardist "Dream Theatre"
"With Marcel Barsotti’s EW6 I was immediately inspired. As my hands touched the keyboard, ideas flourished and music flew from my fingertips.
Beautifully sampled and incredibly deep. Exploring the collection is like a crash course in Ethno Musicology."
German Film Composer
"Eine tolle Sammlung gut aufgenommener Instrumente und Stimmen aus aller Welt. Die Soundqualität ist absolut überzeugend. Das neue Userinterface ermöglicht es, die Sounds zügig und einfach zu bearbeiten und an die eigenen Bedürfnisse anzupassen.
So schnell wird die EW 6 nicht langweilig!"
"Just a note to let you know Ive been using Ethno World 5 quite a lot recently and find it just amazing, be it the licks or the playable instruments.
My whole new set “Prince of India” uses instruments from EW-5. That library is just an endless source of inspiration! Thanks a lot for this work!"
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