MusicTech Rated: AWESOME
The Ethera product line is one that offers various incarnation of instrumentation, all operating from within the Native Instruments Kontakt domain, and now Zero-G bring us the next Ethera chapter, with debatably the largest number of enhancements to date, which include new instrument choices, a vast new collection of sample-based content, and more vocal dexterity from their featured vocalist, Clara Sorace.
Ethera Gold 2 is a download-only product, which will require the use of the full version of Kontakt, rather than the Player incarnation. The free Kontakt Player will offer the ability to audition the package for up to fifteen minutes, but as EG2 is not NI Library compliant, loading will have to be accessed through the file browser, rather than the slightly more convenient Kontakt library hierarchy. Installation will also require a degree of file shuffling, as the presets or ‘snapshots’ will have to be manually moved to the Kontakt User directory, before they initiate. Once in play, any elongated installation will be left behind, as you are hit with the wealth of significantly stylish content within.
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