Desert Tracks - 1.75 GB of exotic, traditional and contemporary rhythm performance loops, instrument phrases and full music tracks from across Northern Africa and the Middle East, from countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Iran.
The rhythms and music contained in this library are a living tradition that has its roots in the ancient civilisations of the Middle East and North Africa. It echoes the court and folk music of ancient Egypt, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire and Persia.
The resulting music traditions are deep and varied, but always evolving as each generation adds its innovations while honouring the forms and work of the past. This complex music often contains ornamentation and overlapping rhythms yet it is woven together into a seamless tapestry of sound.
Authenticity to the rhythms and music of the individual countries has been paramount in the creation of this collection whilst maintaining a modern feel.
The library is arranged by individual country with percussion loops and musical themes for each one as well as a contemporary selection.
Additionally, loops of melodic instruments include Accordion, Kanoun, Oud, Ney Flute and Eastern Violin, whilst individual percussion loops of Darbuka, Doholla, Frame Drum, Riqq and Sagat are also included.
In total, there are over 750 samples in Acidized Wav, AIFF Apple Loop and Rex2 formats all recorded in stunning 24bit audio. Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NN-XT instruments are also included.
All the samples in this library are 100% original and royalty-free for your musical use without any additional licensing fees.
(Note: this product does not include playable multi-sampled instruments).
- 752 Acidized WAV files
- 752 AIFF Apple Loops
- 717 Rex2 Files
- 90 Kontakt Instruments
- 90 EXS24 Instruments
- 90 HALion Instruments
- 90 NN-XT Instruments
For more detailed info on the complete list and descriptions of the contents of Desert Tracks, please take a look at the PDF of Contents.
"Are you ready to put some special magic in your world, native music or ethno-tronica tracks? If so, take a look at Zero-G’s Desert Tracks, a 24-bit sample library suitable for desktop musicians, producers and instrumentalists who are into the traditional sounds of Northern Africa and the Middle East from countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Iran. This title is chock full of authentic sound and styles. Inside this collection, you’ll find eight folders by individual country with sub-folders of “percussion loops” and “themes”. There are also a healthy amount of melodic loops such as accordion, kanoun, oud, ney, flute and Eastern violin. I love the included percussion loops of darbuka, doholla, frame drum, riqq and sagat. These are some of the best ethnic percussion sounds I’ve heard from start to end. But I think the library’s strongest points are the Arabian and Egyptian samples. Additionally, the Persian loops are decent enough for song starter. If you’re running out of ideas when composing these folders are good for song inspiration. Overall, this 1.75 GB packs enough samples to get you going immediately in the studio. The quality of the inspirational ethnic samples is top notch and what you’d expect from Zero-G."
- Review from SoundBytesMag.net
Download Size (RAR files):
- Parts 1 & 2: 953 MB each
- Part 3: 119 MB
Info & Quotes
"These are some of the best ethnic percussion sounds I’ve heard from start to end. But I think the library’s strongest points are the Arabian and Egyptian samples." - soundbytes.net - Read the full review in Media Reviews
"For that touch of Eastern promise with a minumum of fuss, it could be just the thing." - Sound on Sound Magazine, UK. Read the full review here.