Recensione Ancient Era Persia by Best Service

Ancient ERA Persia – The Sound of Fairy Tales in Ancient Orient
A collection of sounds from forgotten places of the middle east.
Create your own melodies with 28 (!) fully playable instruments, deep sampled, with true legato and glissandi, different dynamics and lots of articulations

Once again, Eduardo Tarilonte seduces you into almost forgotten sounding worlds. This time, he moves to capture the sounds of the birthplace of magic and mystic of some of the oldest civilizations. Experience arcane sounds such as being heard in Arabian Nights, the soundtrack of desert sand trickling away in time and music that makes the Prince of Persia dance.

Following his works of Forest Kingdom, Desert Winds, Epic World and ERA Medieval Legends, Eduardo Tarilonte has dedicated this library to the sound of the ancient orient: Ancient ERA Persia.

GUI and Box

Ancient ERA Persia was created over a period of two years and comes as an extensive library with popular and less known instruments from the Middle East inspiring your fantasy by its touching sounds.

Therefore, this library is the best possible choice for movie soundtracks and television documentaries of this region. At the same time, the library is suited for traditional music productions and also provides a perfect background for games taking place in the Middle East.

For Ancient ERA Persia, Eduardo Tarilonte has recorded 28 percussion-, wind- and stringed-instruments in highest quality and finest detail. In addition, you will find authentically performed phrases as well as inspiring sound atmospheres. The instruments offer all articulations being used in the phrases. Several microtunings allow the use of every desired tuning for the instruments.

video demos

Just for the percussions, there are 1.000 loops in different tempos and rhythms beside the playable instruments.

percussion instruments

Ancient ERA Persia brings the sounds and musical atmosphere of the Middle East, as it sounded in former times, into the modern DAW-supported production environment. The carefully programmed user-interface of the Engine player allows easy and fast work with this library in a way that musicians can be inspired by the sounds and fully unfold their creativity.

Ancient ERA Persia is suited for different applications and genres. The spectrum covers scoring for antique compositions with authentic timbres, fantasy-games, movie soundtracks and new age songs.

The sounds of Ancient ERA Persia are really unique and cannot be found in any other library. The excellent choice of instruments, articulations and sound atmospheres provides the musician and producer with an extensive compendium with as good as no sound missing.

In detail, Ancient ERA Persia contains:


  • Bendhir
  • Daf 
  • Darbuka 
  • Davul
  • Dayre
  • Riq
  • Riq plastic
  • Tombak


  • Turkish Mey High
  • Turkish Mey Low (combined in a single instrument)
  • Turkish Clarinet
  • Kaval
  • Turkish Ney
  • Persian Ney
  • Zourna
  • Duduk

Strings bowed:

  • Turkish Violin
  • Lyra 1
  • Lyra 2

Strings plucked:

  • Kopuz
  • Dutar
  • Santur
  • Oud
  • Baglama Big
  • Baglama Small
  • Tambur
  • Rabab
  • Tar

The instruments of this 17 gigabytes spanning library consist of extensive multisamples (24 bit, 44.1kHz) with several dynamic layers, multiple articulations, round-robins as well as real legato- and glissando-samples.


Ancient ERA Persia was recorded at Eldana Studios in Dueñas, Spain by Jorge Calderón and Eduardo Tarilonte. All instruments have been played by virtuosos of the subject including Efrén López, Michalis Kouloumis, Stellios Petrakis, Jerome Salomon and Iván Karlón.

For the recording of the instruments, selected Kahayan U47- and Neumann U87-microphones were used with API-preamplifiers and Kahayan Epsilon summing amplifiers. In this library, the instruments were being captured intentionally close without significant room ambience, giving the user full control of the following sound-design and effect selection. This is why the sounds of Ancient ERA Persia may easily be combined with other libraries of Eduardo Tarilonte.


Ethno Instrument Recensione Motu


La versione 2 raddoppia le dimensioni della libreria rispetto a Ethno e comprende suoni di strumenti, loop e riff. Nuove importanti funzionalità sono state aggiunte, tra cui la ricerca di preset, le scale microtonali, time stretching, e molto altro ancora. Per aiutare gli utenti a trovare rapidamente i suoni in questo enorme libreria di 21 GB, Ethno 2 utilizza un motore di ricerca per regione geografica o per categoria di strumento, e da agli utenti una nuova funzione di ricerca digitando il nome dello strumento o una frase e tutti i preset che conterranno quella frase appariranno immediatamente nel browser. L’utente può ascoltare il suono con un semplice clic, senza dover chiudere il browser, per una veloce anteprima e caricare il preset in un secondo tempo. La versione 2 ora supporta parti illimitate, così gli utenti possono creare rapidamente insiemi di suoni di strumenti, loop e riff, senza limiti di dimensione. MOTU Ethno Instrument versione 2.0 ha i seguenti requisiti di sistema:: 1 GB di RAM minimo. Raccomandati 2 GB. Hard Disk capiente, preferibilmente almeno 100 GB con almeno 21 GB liberi. Una porta USB disponibile per la iLok USB key. Un CD/DVD disk drive per l’installazione. Per Mac OS X: Mac OS X versione 10.4, 10.5, o 10.6; v10.4.11 o successiva è richiesta. PowerPC G4 1 GHz o CPU più veloci (inclusi PowerPC G5 CPUs e tutti i processori Mac Intel). Multi-processor o multi-core PowerMac G5s o Intel processor Macs sono raccomandati. L’hard disk che cotiene la soundbank di Ethno 2 files deve essere formattata come Mac OS Extended (HFS+). Journalling può essere on o off. Per Windows: Windows 7, Vista, o XP; per operazioni native 64-bit, una versione di Windows 7 o Windows Vista 64-bit è richiesta.. Pentium 4 1 GHz o CPU più veloci; Multi-processor o multi-core PCs sono raccomandati. L’hard drive contenente la soundbank Ethno 2 deve essere formattata come NTFS.

New Version 2 demos

Ethno 2 voices — Composed mostly of Ethno Version 2 sounds combined with some “spices” of India percussion and world pads

Concertina — an Eastern European lament that features the concertina instrument’s release samples

Taiko 1 — Cinematic drums using only the taiko instrument presets and taiko loops from Ethno

Taiko 2 — More taiko drum presets and loops

India Legato 1 — Demonstrates expressive ‘legato’ presets from India

India Legato 2 — More legato presets from India

Latin panpipe — An expressive instrument played in two styles: slow and fast

Gongs and co — Believe it or not, everything you hear, except for the strings, are Ethno 2 gong and metal sounds

Ethno Journey 1 — 100% Ethno Instruments sounds, with heavy, extreme use of Ethno’s high-quality time-stretching

Ethno Journey 2 — A nice mix of Caribbean influences, sounds of India, and world voices

More demos

Symphonic Presents Ethno — Composed entirely of Ethno sounds combined with Symphonic Instrument sounds

Africa — Voices, percussion, electric bass and other instruments from the bush and shanty towns alike

Africa-Balafon-Kora — The melodic kora combined with the percussive balafon

Africa-Ngoni-Valiha — Two African plucked stringed instruments that sound like they could be from just about any continent

Asia-Japanese Mood — Traditional Japanese instruments reflect a harmony with nature

Asia-Chinese Mood — Traditional Chinese instruments spanning bygone eras

Asia-Shamisen — Traditional Japanese stringed instrument performed in a natural setting and ambiance

Australia — An invigorating arrangement of instruments from the outback and down under

Celtic — Close your eyes, take a breath of fresh air and soak up the lovely Irish countryside

Eastern Europe — The bouzouki, oud and accordion have never sounded so good

India — A blend of traditional and modern musical influences from India that also demonstrates some of Ethno’s included sound effects

India-Tambura-Sitar — Electric sitar combined with perussive loops

Indonesia-Gamelan — Mysterious and evocative, metallic and melodic

Middle East-Mediterranean 1 — Male and female vocal phrases accompanied by a wide variety of Middle Eastern instrumentation

Middle East-Mediterranean 2 — Synth pad, percussion, flute and violin

Occidental — Accordion, banjo, fiddle, acoustic bass, honky tonk piano and a shot of whiskey from the old Wild West

South America-Bossa — Smooth and sultry bossa nova

Spanish-Gypsy — Flamenco guitar plus men and women’s vocals with percussion

West Indies — Sit back, relax and let this music take you on a brief Carribean hiatus

World Synth — Pads, leads and accents suitable for a wide variety of ethnic musical styles

Ethno Percussion — A sampler of world percussion instruments and styles features instruments, loops and phrases

Jojo’s World — A blend of ethnic musical styles with captivating childen’s vocals

Global-Human World — An intriguing modern treatment of Ethno’s world-spanning sounds that demonstrates the versatility and releavance of world music

Jukebox — Plays all songs consecutively