Looking for either a \"stand alone\" set of sitar samples of very good->excellent quality, or contained within a library of similar instruments. Weighing the realism of this route vs an electric sitar. I don\'t have the skill or patience to deal with a real one [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] , and electric sounds nice, but still not as close as a good smaple library *could* provide (if one exists).
Also looking for Oud, Tar, Saz (Baglama), Sarod, Gibson Harp Guitar, Esraj, Hurdy Gurdy, etc; you get the idea. Percusive and semi-percusive like the Santur, etc would be welcome as well.
Most of what I have found are libraries of strictly percussive exotic, or libraries of low->decent quality collections of many instruments, with none being high enough quality to be *convincing.\" Either that or \"loop libraries,\" which I personally do not care for. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]