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    Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    Doug let the cat out of the bag, so here is some RI2 info:

    Rare 2 is 10 times as big as Rare 1. I think it's about 20 gigs!! It will be a NI based virtual instrument. It includes everything from Rare 1, but that's only about 10% of the library. We are shooting for a completish (obviously an impossible task) ethnic library with the same or better expressiveness as Rare 1 (drums are minimal, but basically are an extension of the percussion in Stormdrum). Tons of articulations on almost all instruments. It also has better sound quality than Rare 1 and QLegato TM. It was recorded in the world famous Studio B at Ocean Way Recording. The ethnic ensembles are really cool, by the way.

    RARE 2 rough list

    Far East

    Gamelan Ensemble
    Shakuhachi 1
    Shakuhachi 2
    Shamisen
    Erhu
    Rag Dung
    Chinese Gong
    Thai Gong
    Taikos
    Koto
    Chinese Flute
    Ocarina
    Vietnamese Jaw Harp

    Africa

    Cora
    Xylophone
    Lute
    Djembe Ensemble
    Frame Drums
    From Tom From
    Congas
    Bata
    Shakers
    Ago Ago
    Gongs
    Bells
    Kalimba 1
    Kalimba 2

    Europe

    Uilleann Pipes
    Scottish Bagpipes
    Bagpipe Ensemble
    Hurdy Gurdy
    Irish Low Whistle
    Hardanger Fiddle
    Gadulka
    Alpenhorn
    Laudennas
    Bass Recorder
    Recorder

    Americas/Australia

    1910 Washburn Guitar
    Mandolin
    Banjo
    Pan Pipes
    Native American Flute
    Didjeridoo Anthology
    Ukelele
    Dobro
    Jaw Harp
    Berimbau


    Middle East/ Turkish Empire

    Duduk 1 from Rare 1
    Duduk 2
    Duduk 3
    Yalli Tambur
    Electric Baritone Violin
    Mid East String Section
    Zourna
    Santoor
    Fiddle
    Ney Flute


    India

    Tabla Alphabet
    Cheesy Tablas from Rare 1
    Sitar
    Tambura
    Esraj
    Sarangi
    Bansuri
    Shehnai

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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    Nick, Your killing my bank account!

    Awesome!!! Pipes! Me like Pipes!!!!!
    That list is making me drool.
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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    Great!!! But this does mean I am buying Rare 1 again... argh..

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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    Nick, it looks really cool mate. When I read it'll be a NI instrument, my heart just kind've skipped a beat.

    I hope you also make a giga version as virtual instruments aren't practical in everyone's setup.

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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    Aha I just read there is an upgrade path for Rare 1 users! ExcellenT!!!

    Ed
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    [QUOTE=Brian2112]Nick, Your killing my bank account!
    QUOTE]
    Don't worry : that's exactly what I thought in early march, when Hard Core Bass Extended was announced.... And it's still at the pressing plant (it has been there now for at least 2 weeks -so says Doug- ... just for burning... so I presume that as of now it's very likely carbonized).
    So, one good advice : make just ONE dollar work for it in your bank from now on, untill R.I 2 actually ships, and I'm sure you'll buy it without pain.
    If I had known, I would have done exactly that !

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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    Count me in... I'll be getting this as soon as I can preorder

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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    Beautiful...

    I'm gonna have to get a bigger hard drive.

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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    When I read it'll be a NI instrument, my heart just kind've skipped a beat.

    I hope you also make a giga version as virtual instruments aren't practical in everyone's setup
    Aaron,

    I think you better wake up and smell the coffee, I don't think Nick or East West are much interested or concerned about Giga anymore. I think the whole Kontakt/Kompakt thing has been working really well for them. It has curbed down on piracy concerns, it gives a lot of bang for the buck, it does away with compatibility and conversion issues, in a word it works!

    Way back when I was one opposed to the virtual instrument model I thought that this was going to lead to a very cookie-cutter type of sample library with little customization options. In a way, this is quite true, but in a weird way I don't miss it nearly as much as I thought I would....pretty weird huh?

    Overall I find it very hard to believe that Nick or Doug will release anything in Giga format from this point on.
    >>Kays
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    Re: Rare Instruments 2 Announced

    OMG!!!!
    RI and GOS were my first giga purchases and I remember being so blown away by RI's impeccable recording and editing. I could play that ehru forever. Could you just release that electric baritone violin, like now?
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