Garritan has released of its new World Instrument library, a collection of over 350 instruments from around the world.
The Garritan World Instrument collection offers a large variety of sampled flutes – Native American flutes, bamboo flues, Irish flutes, Chinese and Japanese flutes, Indian flutes, clay flutes, pan flutes, nose flutes and many other exotic winds from around the globe.
Also included is an array of pitched and un-pitched percussion instruments – Taiko drums, Gamelan ensemble, Log drums, tablas, ewe drums, balaphon, Udu drum, talking drum, steel drums, an array of Latin percussion, and more.
There are numerous types of plucked and bowed strings, including: Indian Sitars, Japanese koto and shamisen, African kora, Middle Eastern oud and santoor, and erhu. A variety of other instruments include didgeridoo, Middle Eastern reed instruments, accordions, Tibetan bowls, and harmonium.
The Garritan World Instruments Library is designed with playability and expressive control in mind. It features controls for dynamics, vibrato, tongue/slur techniques, airflow, auto legato, auto-variability, auto-portamento, trills and more – to make these samples musical, realistic and expressive. There is also support for wind controllers (like the Akai EWI).
Pricing and Availability
The library is available immediately as a direct download for $149.99.
Gaz Williams has one and he brought it round