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Reviewed By DamienStaab [read all by] on 21st March 2014
Version reviewed: 7 on Windows
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Poor sampling, not playable, Sorry but it should be better. No mono and portamento scipt. Bad quality of samples, accordeons have slow attack, it's impossible to play faster.

Reviewed By Tracing Arcs [read all by] on 17th March 2014
Version reviewed: 7/64 on Windows
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So good to get a variety of instruments in one neat package. And with the capability of "playing in" and not just chopping up samples to hopefully fit.

Highly versatile for a number of genres of music.

Reviewed By Igrewsome [read all by] on 3rd March 2014
Version reviewed: Vista on Windows.
Last edited by Igrewsome on 4th October 2014.
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If you're looking for any Middle Eastern instruments in VSTi form, this is the right choice for you. Some of the notes sound strange when you first use it, but thats because it offers the choice between traditional Eastern and Western scales. you'll see some pushbuttons under "Arabic Scale". If you want the traditional Arabic scale, then leave these settings alone. On the other hand, if you want traditional western scales, just depress the glowing pushbuttons, and it assumes a Western scale.

The instruments all actually have slight ADSR settings, which makes this very usable. The Aud sounded better to me personally with the sustain tweaked up a bit. There are 8 separate settings for the Aud -:

  1. single note.
  2. tremolo picking a la mandolin.
  3. slower tremolo picking.
  4. a more trebly setting, which is better for playing in the upper registers.
  5. I can't tell what this setting is, but the bass register notes are clearer.
  6. another tremolo pick setting.
  7. another tremolo pick setting.
  8. a rapid tremolo pick setting.

The kit also has accordion, a Mejwiz (a reedy sounding woodwind), a Nay (a pan flute kind of instrument), a Qanoon (a form of zither with 79 strings apparently), A Kaman (a form of violin, which apparently is played in ornamental turns - the Kaman is listed also in major and minor scales), a santur (a hammered dulcimer), and a clarinet - plus patches to make and store your own settings.

Very useful if you're looking to add a Middle Eastern flair to your music, or just a little something to add an exotic flair for your music.

Personally, I think I would have preferred to have those instruments that are played in ornamental turns to not be in turns, or like the Aud give you an option not to have the turns, but that's me.

Be warned, plan your sessions carefully if you only have 2 gigs of RAM - there's a note from the creator of the VSTi that it sometimes crashes at low RAM settings.

Have I used it in my music? Yes, but that's because I sometimes incorporate Jewish, Chassidic and Israeli themes in my music, and it creates many of the same sounds as you'd hear in Tel Aviv as well.

If you're looking for something a little different in VSTi instruments, give this one a try.

UPDATE: Sadly, this VST needs an update.... It worked like a dream when I first got it... but now (perhaps updates from Reaper creating a conflict???) it's very buggy and crashes a lot. Hopefully, the creator will examine it for bugs and fix it soon. Right now, I'm almost unable to use it.

New UPDATE: Alas, the creator says there's no plans to update this, as he used third party code to compile that is no longer available. So he has discontinued this product.

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18 March 2014 at 2:31ambailees7irish

I'm really surprised this thing is getting such glowing reviews. I downloaded and installed it, tried it out, and had it unintalled again within 10 minutes. I didn't like it at all...

27 June 2014 at 8:22amBlackWinny

Gosh! I've rarely heard such bad samples!!! It's like hearing the music by the old transistor autoradio of your 1965 Land Rover in the middle of the desert.

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