I'm really craving a good overall ethnic library. Just something to have on hand in case I need it.. plus, working with those instruments is always a blast for me.
Specifically, instruments I'd REALLY love to have over any other: shamisen, shakuhachi, djembe, doumbek(sp?), shawm, erhu, koto, ney, sheng. Some of these are instruments I fell in love with when I took a musicology course in college. Where can I find good quality (and flexible/usable) samples of these?
Now, I know QLRA has a lot to offer. I own QLRI, and I know that some of the samples are reused in RA. But RA has quite a few new things added onto it. I'd like to hear some unbiased opinions of RA. How is it? Are the samples good? Do they work pretty well out of the box? Any disappointments? Are the samples dry, or is there reverb built in? (I hate when samples do that..I'd rather have full control over the mix)
Also feel free to recommend other ethnic libs that have instruments that RA doesn't cover. I'm open to anything, as long as it's good.