Desert Winds is another virtual instrument from Eduardo Tarilonte, the creator of "Epic World" and "Forest Kingdom", featuring 21 exotic and oriental soundscapes based on four unique ethnic solo wind instruments. It's a perfect tool for composers and sound designers to create ambience and music for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.
A wonderful collection of sounds from the sands of time.
Desert Winds is a 2.5 GB library with more than 2000 individual samples. In Desert Winds you will find up to 6 different real legato types per instrument, deep sampling, amazing playability. For each of the wind instruments you will find a microtuning folder with 16 patches featuring the most important arabic/turkish microtuning tables.
Thanks to the Best Service Engine 2 you will enjoy a beautiful and easy to use interface. Get easy real-time control over all the important performance parameters.
Additionally the library offers 21 beautiful and inspiring bonus soundscapes to create cinematic and evolving desert ambiences. Every soundscape offers 2 to 6 different individual layers which can create indefinite new ambiences by mixing them at will.
Good Sounds in a terrible engine.
If this library was a Kontakt-App with NKS, it might be acceptable for the price, but unfortunately Bestservice does not focus enough for best engines. Even on a classic iMac 2017 configuration (bigSur/Intel) the Engine does not provide an acceptable and readable surface scale, sliders and knobs do not run liquid, the usability is unusual and strange, my Komplete S61-Keyboard, same age as the library is not shown in standalone-mode, only as plugin.
The library is only an extract of "Ancient Era-Persia", the price is, comparing to the content & performance, far too expensive. The solo instruments are partly good, flutes are not convincing, but Duduk is a good Adaption.
Nevertheless, the Ambiences are really convincing and match the Focus of the Library.
In times where Crossgrades of NI Komplete Ultimate 13 are sold for 550€, the full price of Desert Winds is a mystery.
The library urgently needs an update after 9 years and f.e. a Version for a professionel Surface like Kontakt, Halion etc. the quality of the material wood justify this.Read Review
Got it during a sale for less than half the original price, and it's great! Up to now all soundscapes I checked are really useful, esp. winds are realistic with some parameters to customize. And the wind instruments sound very natural. To be able to choose from microtuning scales makes them sound even more realistic. A worthwhile addition, esp. if you are able to purchase discounted, for composers and producers in need for natural sounding ambiences and exotic moods.Read Review