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OVERVIEW

  • A massive collection of world instruments from Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkish Empire, India, the Far East, the Americas and Australia
  • Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
  • 14 GB instrument: 20 GB's of multi-samples and 5 GB's of authentic performances
  • Intelligent performance section including portamento, repetition, legato, round robin reset, improved micro-tuning
  • Recorded with master world instrument musicians at the top of their craft, includes full ensemble performances
  • Now included in OPUS, along with individual instrument downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects

THE DEFINITIVE RARE AND UNIQUE WORLD INSTRUMENT COLLECTION

Unearth these rare and beautiful instruments from ancient lands around the world. Produced by award-winning producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, RA features a massive collection of world instruments from Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkish Empire, India, the Fast East, the Americas and Australia. RA was created to preserve and recreate instruments from across the world in pristine detail, and offers you the opportunity to either exert control or allow each carefully-recorded phrase to play out naturally.

Musician

Quite simply, RA is the best collection of sampled world instruments I’ve ever used.

Sound on Sound

Musician

Authentic Sounds and Performances

If you’re looking to add authentic sounds from across the world to your next film/video game score or simply weave an elegant and eclectic tapestry into your music, RA was designed specifically with you in mind. "With ethnic instruments, the key to authenticity of sound is expression," says producer Nick Phoenix, "Now with RA’s built-in sensing technology that monitors a player's style and adjusts the software and sounds accordingly, users will experience a level of detail that was lacking in other products in the market, making their projects come to life with range and emotion." Captured with a phase-accurate 8-mic setup (Neumann U67, U47, M50, AKG C12 and Shoepps), RA presents a full 3 dimensional image of every sound, ensuring that every expressive detail is captured in its entirety.

Musician

One of the best sample libraries I’ve had the pleasure of using, and I highly recommend it to anyone who looking for the absolute best quality world instrument samples short of hiring the musicians themselves.

Communities Digital News

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Africa

From the light plucks of the kalimba to a detailed ensemble of drums nearly old as time, this collection is the perfect way to add a traditional earthiness and impart a deep village feel to your music.

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Americas and Australia

From the Brazilian berimbau to Cuban percussion and the Aboriginal didgeridoo, the journey to the New World yields iconic sounds that morphed into a rich tradition of folk music shaping generations to come.

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Europe

Few traditional instruments of Europe stand out like Scotland’s bagpipes, Ireland’s Uilleann pipes, and the hurdy gurdy of olde. Easily evoke any age of the West using beautiful collection of folk instruments from centuries past.

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Far East

Combine the musical histories of Japan, China, Indonesia and more into a group of expert performances and multi-sampled instruments. You won’t ever be limited again by low-res, single-sample instruments when you can get to capture the full beauty of each instrument in the Far East collection.

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India

All the staples of popular Indian ensembles are now at your fingertips. If you don’t have a simple but well-featured ensemble of instruments from traditional India at your disposal, use RA to expand your arsenal into South Asia.

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Middle East and Turkish Empire

Evoke images of sand dunes unfolding into the distant horizon with RA’s library of Middle Eastern instruments. If you’re looking for lyrical, ambient, and expansive sounds, you’ll particularly love the duduk, an iconic double reed woodwind capable of the most haunting textures imaginable.

Egypt Pyramids

If you think instruments like these are strictly for movie scoring professionals you would be sadly mistaken. I don’t know of one genre of music that couldn’t benefit from the addition of these authentic tones.

— SOUNDSANDGEAR.COM

RA Instruments

WHAT WILL YOU

CREATE?

Together with Silk, Gypsy, and StormDrum 2 and 3, you’ll have the most comprehensive collection of sampled world instruments available in the industry. Load up the middle eastern string section, apply an Indian or Egyptian tuning from the micro-tuning presets and play octaves. Build a groove with the didgeridoo fx and the Vietnamese jaw harp. Take a classical film score piece and replace the instruments with new sounds from the globe over: hardanger fiddles, erhus, alpenhorns, duduks and taikos. The possibilities are endless – the only question is, what will you create?

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VIDEOS

    MANUAL

      INSTRUMENTS

        • African Dual Wooden Shakers (Ewe)
        • African Metal Shakers (Ewe)
        • Atsimevu
        • Axatse
        • Batas
        • Berkete
        • Djembe Ensemble
        • Ekpiri
        • Ewe Drum Ensemble
        • Ewe Large
        • Bombshell
        • Ewe Medium Bombshell
        • 3ft Frontomfrom
        • 5ft Frontomfrom
        • Gankokwe Large
        • Gyil
        • Kalimbas
        • Kidi
        • Kora
        • Log Drums
        • Ngoni
        • Udu
        • 1890 Washburn Guitar
        • American Jaw Harp
        • Banjo
        • Berimbau
        • Cuban Percussion
        • Didjeridoo
        • Dobro
        • First Nations Cedar Flute
        • Mandolin
        • Pan Flute
        • Ukelele
        • Alpenhorn
        • Bag Pipe Ensemble
        • Bass Recorder
        • Frame Drum
        • Gadulka
        • Hardanger Fiddle
        • Highland Pipes
        • Hurdy Gurdy
        • Irish Low Whistle
        • Launeddas
        • Uilleann Pipes
        • Dizi
        • Erhu
        • Gamelan Ensemble
        • Gongs
        • Koto
        • Rag Dung
        • Shakuhachi
        • Shamisen
        • Taiko Drums
        • Vietnamese Jawharp
        • Bansuri
        • Baritone Violin (Electric)
        • Esraj
        • Sarangi
        • Sitar
        • Tablas
        • Tambura
        • Armenian Duduk
        • Bulgarian Duduk
        • Mid East Fiddle
        • Mid East String Section
        • Ney Flute
        • Oud
        • Qandahar Dumbek
        • Santoor
        • Turkish Duduk
        • Yalli
        • Tambur
        • Zourna

        SYSTEM
        REQUIREMENTS

        Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.

        MINIMUM SYSTEM

        • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
        • RAM: 16 GB
        • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
        • Drive: SSD for HW Orchestra Opus Edition

        RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

        • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
        • RAM: 32 GB or more
        • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
        • Drive: NVMe SSD

        The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.

        Product Version MacOS (10.13+) Windows 10
        EW Play 6 Stand-Alone 6.0+ YES YES
        EW Opus Stand-Alone 1.0+ YES YES
        Ableton Live 10.0+ YES YES
        Apple Logic Pro 10.0+ YES -
        Apple Garageband 10.3+ YES -
        Avid Pro Tools 2018.1+ YES YES
        Bitwig Studio 3.0+ YES YES
        Cockos Reaper 6.0+ YES YES
        Image-Line FL Studio 20+ YES YES
        Motu Digital Performer 9.0+ YES YES
        Steinberg Cubase(1) 9.0+ YES YES
        Steinberg Nuendo(1) 8.0+ YES YES
        Presonus Studio One 4.0+ YES YES
        VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0+ YES YES
        Notation Software(2) Version    
        Avid Sibelius 2018.1+ YES YES
        MakeMusic Finale 25.0+ YES YES
        Steinberg Dorico 3.0+ YES YES
        • (1) VST3 usage is recommended
        • (2) Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact support for details.

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        WHAT'S

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        • Incredibly detailed Silk Road instruments from China, India, and Persia, part of the most ambitious world instrument collection ever created
        • Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
        • 25 GB instrument: 20 GB's of multi-samples and 5 GB's of authentic performances
        • Recorded legato intervals for erhu, zhonghu, jinghu, electric cello, kemenche, duduk, 30-piece string section, dilruba, bansuri
        • Master musicians recorded at EastWest Studios, using vintage Neumann microphones, Neve consoles and Meitner converters