Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend?

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dasen
KVRist
116 posts since 15 May, 2012

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 am

Hey,

Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend? I'm looking for African, world, ethno acoustic percussions, loops, instruments etc.

DSmolken
KVRAF
1662 posts since 20 Sep, 2013 from Poland

Re: Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend?

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:40 am

Ethno World, Ra and Silk are the big names for libraries with broad coverage. Eduardo Tarilonte has some stuff also in the Era series. Strezov has the Balkan orchestra and is also working on Jade.

agharta
KVRist
480 posts since 10 Jan, 2018

Re: Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend?

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:48 am

UVI World Suite.
Best Service Ethno World 6 Instruments.

lassitani
KVRer
4 posts since 17 Feb, 2020

Re: Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend?

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:53 am

If you're looking authentic sounds with many articulations, I can't recommend enough Eduardo Tarilonte's Forest Kingdom and Era series. They sound amazing and are easy to use.

Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1581 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend?

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:01 pm

I have quite a few:

Impact Soundworks Koron (Iranian/Persian)
Best Service Ancient Era Persia
Native Instruments Discovery Series (have cool sequences in some. Overlooked libraries I think. Covers Cuba, India. Middle East, West Africa, Balinese Gamelan
Lots of Sonic Couture, particularly Balinese Gamelan II (from which NI's Gamelan above is a cut down version), Wassolou Balafon, Bowed Gamelan
Soundiron Aztec Death Whistle, Temple Drums
Strix Instruments Kangling
Rast Sound Sounds of Morroco, Sounds of Cambodia, plus many smaller libraries and loop libraries (loops not my thing)
TAQS.IM Pro (there's TAQS.IM Free you can download for free)
Evolution Series World Colors Clar-Duduk (free) (plus many bigger libraries I don't have)

Don't own, but looking at:
UVI World Suite
UVI Percussion Store
Evolution Series
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boogaju
KVRist
381 posts since 30 Nov, 2011 from Wien, Austria

Re: Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend?

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:28 am

These two are nice ethnic freebies (you need the full Kontakt):
Balafon: https://lesstudiospalace.com/roots_balafon/
Percussion set: https://loopsdelacreme.bandcamp.com/alb ... nds-deluxe

Also for specific sounds check LDLC's small ethnic libraries like Easy Guiros, Gypsy Zither, Magic Djembe, Magic Jaw Harp...
All can be found here: https://www.loopsdelacreme.com/kontakt-libraries

TimD123
KVRist
41 posts since 26 May, 2010 from UK

Re: Any good World/Ethno Sample packs to recommend?

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:43 am

Two packs from T.D. Samples.

African Instruments - £8.99 (12 instruments).
Wind Instruments Bundle - £10 (8 instruments).

https://www.sampleism.com/label/tdsamples/
BUDGET KONTAKT INSTRUMENTS
https://www.sampleism.com/label/tdsamples
Ethnic instruments, sultry speech, scrap percussion etc..

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