I am looking for a sample library of ethnic instruments for an upcoming project. Does anyone own both Ra and Ethno World 3? I can’t find a lot of info on EW3 regarding how deep the sampling is on each instrument. It sounds like Ra is more in depth with fewer instruments and EW3 has a lot more instruments but less depth on them. Is Ra more playable? Are they both good enough to stand out on there on a recording unaccompanied?
I've got Ra and Ethno World 1 & 2. They really are quite different in many respects. As far as being on a recording unaccompanied, I don't think either library would cut it if you're listening closely. IMO, instruments from both libraries would be better off used in ensembles.
Thanks Lee. Can you comment on the differences between the two libraries? I will probably use them in sparse mixes at the least...I was just curious how well they stand up to a close listen.