Instruments from around the globe
- Epic collection of traditional and ethnic sounds
- 65,000+ samples, 369 instruments, 10,000+ loops and phrases - Intuitive UIs with instrument-specific controls
With 369 instruments at your fingertips World Suite delivers thousands of years of musical culture from every major continent and ethnic tradition. Explore the sounds of our global heritage and traverse the most secluded corners of the world for inspiration with hundreds of playable instruments and thousands of authentically performed loops and phrases.
World Suite's scope is truly massive, it’s one our largest libraries yet including well over 65,000 samples and representing years of planning, recording, editing, coding and design to realize. The vision was simple, we wanted to create a single library that would allow anyone to quickly and easily navigate to any region of the world, browse local instruments and begin playing. Journey to Africa and feel the primal drive of tribal drums and the hypnotizing resonances of the mbira, to Asia and Indonesia for the delicate strings of the koto, mystical shakuhachi flutes and the cerebral gamelan, or to Australia for the didgeridoo and ancient percussive instruments of the aborigine... Wherever you want to go World Suite can be your musical guide with the largest and most complete collection of traditional instruments ever in software form.
Version 2 adds 48 instruments and over 2,000 loops and phrases including new Georgian vocal phrases (male and female), a new and exclusive Oriental Strings Ensemble with dozens of Arabic, Turkish and Persian multi-sampled phrases recorded in 12 keys with percussions and 3 new Traveler instruments.
- Africa: Kalimba
- Asia: Erhu, GuQin
- Australia: Didgeridoo
- Eastern Europe: Chonguri, Contrabass Panduri, Duduk, Panduri, Salamuri, Weltmeister Accordion India: Dhol, Shaji Baaja
- Middle East Mediterranean: Electric Saz, Kemence, Kloo Mandolin, Oriental Ensemble, Pku, Qanun, Saz, Tar, Turkish Percussions (5)
- Occidental: Alphorn, Cabinet Organ, Cavaco, Dulcimer, Folk Recorders (5), German Accordion, German Psalter, Gothenburg Organ, Portuguese Fado Guitar, Recorders (5), Triple String Zither, Viola Da Gamba
- South America: Bajo Quinto, Charango, Guitarron, Keyboard Recorder, Mexican Vihuela, Peru Flute, Ronroco, UBass
- West Indies: Garrahand, Handpan Ayasa, Handpan Bells (2), Handpan BPSH, Opsilon, Steel Pan, Ukulele
NEW LOOPS AND PHRASES:
- Eastern Europe: Chonguri, Georgian Male, Georgian Female, Panduri India: Dhol
- Middle East: Middle East Strings, Tar, Turkish and Arabic Percussions Occidental: Cavaco
- South America: Bajo Quinto, Mexican Vihuela, Ronroco
World Suite is divided into 12 groups by geography and ethnography including Africa, Asia, Australia, Celtic, Eastern Europe, India, Indonesia, Middle East, Occidental, South America, Spanish Gypsy and West Indies. Browse instruments by region or type, so regardless of whether you need sounds from a certain geographical location or a specific instrument category you can find what you need quickly and efficiently.
Each instrument in World Suite was carefully recorded to preserve and convey both their natural physical qualities and traditional playing styles with the highest quality equipment available. The result are instruments that have both a genuine voicing and a transparent sound quality throughout the entire suite. Custom controls are available based on instrument type, allowing you to adjust things like fret noise on various stringed instruments, transient level and timbre on pitched percussions, legato, portamento, velocity curve, 3-band EQ, as well as a superb IR reverb (available on every instrument), all provided in intuitive and inspiring user interfaces. Easily fine- tune and place your instrument in the mix and utilize the built-in key-switches to add dynamics and variety to your performances. Go even deeper with Falcon, and play them with micro-tunings You can check out the user manual for more detailed information.
LOOPS AND PHRASES
In addition to the deeply-sampled instruments, World Suite includes a massive selection of authentically performed loops and phrases, browsable by region or instrument type, ready to be arranged, chopped or reshaped into new forms of your own design. Over 10,000 loops are included, making World Suite a fantastic resource for songwriters, composers, sound designers and beat makers alike. Looking to add some authentic instrumentation to your production? Extra flavors to your score? Or even build entire songs with regionally-correct performances? Look no further.
Loops and phrases can be individually browsed and loaded into your DAW or played through the unique multi-track Traveler instruments. World Suite’s Traveler allows you to easily mix, transpose and perform up to 6 loops simultaneously, all perfectly tempo-synced to your DAW. World Suite includes 12 Traveler instruments (African, Brazilian, Cuban, Georgian, Indian, Latin Percussion, Middle Eastern 1 and 2, South American, Vocal Ambience Traveler, Vocal Traveler and West Indies) to provide you with convenient instrument groupings for a fast and intuitive experience. Adjust gain, independent high and lowpass filters, pitch, pan and reverb levels all per track while you quickly browse the thousands of included loops. Just looking for some inspiration? Roll the dice with the built-in randomizer to quickly explore countless sonic landscapes.
Looking for ethnic choirs or vocal phrases? Check out the Vocal Traveler and Vocal Ambience Traveler. Vocal Travelers include a huge variety of samples from across the globe allowing you to paint complete regional tapestries or create rich emotive textures with the human voice. Browse and select the sounds you like then freely adjust gain, pan, reverb, pitch, time stretching and envelope settings to taste for each track.
Whether you're looking for a specific traditional instrument, an assortment of new and obscure timbres to arrange into your compositions or rural loops to chop for your next production, World Suite delivers a tremendous collection unlike anything you've ever seen or heard before.
Flutes (Majingu, Djafe, Goat), Guitars (Afro Steel, Roots African, Tchad Nylon), Large Drums (Beninese, Guinean Baga & Kobo, Guinean Toma, Malian, Ouagadoudou, Tanzanian, Togolese, Zairian), Djembe (Wood, Modern Skin, Mozambique), Percussions (Body Bells, Cruche, Fedounoum, Plastic & Wood Rainstick, Rattle, Shekere, Talking Drum, Tchangotche), Udu (Large & Small), Balafon (8 instruments), Bamboo Sax (3 instruments), Kalimba, Kora (2 models and a Valiha), Mbira (Dzavadzimu, Nyunga, Zimbabwe), Ngoni Donso, Sanzas (7 models)
650 Loops & Phrases
Balafon, Bass, Electric Guitar, Bara Drums, Claves, Cruche, Djembe, Conga, Cowbell, Drums, Shaker, Tambourine, Woodblock, Fedounoum, Guinean Tambourin, Kalimba Bass, Kora, Talking Drums, Thangotche, Ensemble Choirs, Solo Voices
Bian Zhong, Bian Qing, Dan Moi, Er Hu (2 models), GuQin, Gongs (7 categories / 50 models), Koto (3 models), Laotian Zither, Percussions (Ban Gu, Cha, 2 Gu, Luo Gong, Chuan Ling, Kua Ban, Nan Bang, Pen Zhong), Pipa, LiuQin, Shakuhachi, Isshakausansun, Nishakuyonsun, Shamisen, Taiko (3 Nagado Daiko, 2 Shime Daiko)
290 Loops & Phrases
Mongol Kohmus, Mongol Topshur, Shakuhachi, Isshakausansun, Nishakuyonsun, Chinese Flute, Mongol Voices
Aboriginal Drums (Kanak, New Guinean, Polynesian, Oceanian - 3 models), Aboriginal Flute, Aboriginal Percussions (Bass, Frame, Log, Rattle, Shaker) Didgeridoo (2 models), Jaw Harp
450 Loops & Phrases
Aboriginal Flute, Didgeridoo, Jaw Harp
Bagpipes (6 models), Celtic Guitars (D, E, 12 Strings), Celtic Percussions (Bodhran, Bones, Clogs, Pipe Snare Drum, Spoons, Tenor Drum), Celtic Whistles (Penny Whistle, Old Low, Celtic Low, Tin D, Tin BFlat), Fiddle, Harmonica (2 models), Concertina, Celtic Harp, Megan Harp, Lute Harp, Irish Bouzouki
460 Loops & Phrases
Bagpipe, Bodhran, Bombarde, Celtic Guitar, Celtic Harp Glisses, Concertina, Guitar 6 Strings, Guitar 12 Strings, Irish Flute, Mandolin, Violin
Balkanish Double Bass, Balkanish Violin, Bulgarian Tupan, Chonguri, Contrabass Panduri, Duduk, Eastern Accordion, Eastern Lyra, Hungarian Cymbalum, Moldovian Cymbalum, Panduri, Roots Balalaika, Russian Balalaika, Salamuri, Ukrainian Bandura, Weltmeister Accordion
670 Loops & Phrases
Accordion, Bass, Chonguri, Georgian Male Voices, Georgian Female Voices, Guitar, Panduri, Percussion, Sax, Strings, Violin, Balkanish Voices
Dilruba, Harmonium, Indian Flutes (3 models), Indian Percussions (Angklungs, Baya, Ghatam, Idakka, India Jaw, Mridangam, Thavil, Dholak, Bass, Bass Udukkai, Chanda, Dhol, Dholak, Dholki, Ela Thalam, Yeddakai, Urumi, Udukkai, Salangai, Pumbai, Parai Top, Parai Bass, Pakavaj, Nagra, Khanjeera) , Indian Swarmandal, Indian Violin, Jaladarangam, Morsing, Nadhaswaram, Pungi, Santoor (2 models), Sarod, Shaji Baaja, Shenai, Sitar (3 models), Tabla (3 models), Tambura, Veena
1350 Loops & Phrases
Bulbul Tarang, Dhol, Dilruba, Do Tara, Flute, Magudi, Mandolin, Nadhaswaram, Pungi, Rawanhattha, Santoor, Shenai, Sitar, Veena, Violin, FX, Bass Udukkai, Chenda, Dholak, Dholki, Ghatam, Idakka, Khanjira, Mridangam, Nagara, Pambai, Parai, Tabla,Thavil, Urban Loop, Urumi, Voices (Child, Female, Male, Old Man Perc Voice Male)
Gamelan Gong (2 models), Gamelan Bonang (Barung, Parenus), Gamelan Drums (Kendhang Ageng, Kendhang Ciblon) Gambang, Gender, Saron, Gamelan Kenong (5 models)
Baglamas (2 models), Bouzouki (2 models), Duduk, Electric Bouzouki, Lute (Jubus, Tunisian), Maghreb Violins (Solo, Ensemble), Mandolin, Mediterranean Lira (2 models), Middle East Flutes (Sheperd, Egyptian, Arabic, Recorder), Middle East Percussions (Bendir X 2, Daires, Darbuka, Oriental Tambourin, Sistres), Middle East Santur (2 models), Oud (2 models), Persian Daf, Saz (2 models), Electric Saz, Tzouras (2 models), Kemence, Kloo Mandolin, Oriental Ensemble, Pku, Qanun, Tar, Turkish Percussions (5 models)
1600 Loops & Phrases
Baglama, Bouzoukis, Clarinet, Cumbus, Darbuka, Drums, Duduk, Electric Bouzouki, Hajir, Lyre, Middle East Strings, Oriental Violin, Oud, Saz, Synth Arabic, Tambourines, Tar, Turkish and Arabic Percussions, Tzouras, Voices
Alphorn, Alpine Concert Zither, Banjo, Cabinet Organ, Carina Accordion, Cavaco, Dobro, Dulcimer, Finnish Concert Kantele, Folk Recorders (5 models), German Accordion, German Psalter, Gothenburg Organ, Naeshult Table Piano, Nordic Low Whistle, Nordic Psalmodikon, Nordic Upright Piano, Orfeo Accordion, Parisian Accordion, Piano Bastringue, Portuguese Fado Guitar, Recorders (5 models), Triple String Zither, Victorini Accordion, Viola Da Gamba
580 Loops & Phrases
Ande Flute, Bajo Quinto, Charango, Cuatro, Guitarron, Keyboard Recorder, Latin Panpipe, Latin Percussions (Agogos, Berimbau, Bongos, Cabassa, Chekere, Claves, Congas, Cowbells, Cuicas, Guiros, Maracas, Pandiero, Shakers, Surdo, Timbales, Timbalitos), Mexican Vihuela, Peru Flute, Peruvian Ocarina, Ronroco, Electric Bass, UBass, Tango Accordion
1330 Loops & Phrases
Agogo, Bajo Quinto, Bongo, Bass, Claves, Conga, Cowbell, Djembe, Drums, Guiro, Kutu Wapa, Mexican Vihuela, Piano, Ronroco, Shaker, Tambour Bata, Tambourine, Triangle, Voices
Flamenco Guitar, Gypsy Jazz Guitars (Gerome, Maruha), Flamenco Percussions (Cajon, Castanets, Foot Steps)
1660 Loops & Phrases
Flamenco Guitars, Cajon, Castanets, Foot Steps, Hand Clap, Voices
Garrahand, Handpan Ayasa, Handpan Bells (2 models), Handpan BPSH, Opsilon, Requinto, Steel Drums, Steel Pan, Steel Tongue Drum, Sun Drum, Ukulele, West Indies Bass
310 Loops & Phrases
Bass, Claves, Conga, Cowbell, Djembe, Drums, Shaker, Tanbou Ka, Ti Bwa, Tom
2 Instruments - Vocal Travelers
Create vocal atmospheres and phrases with a 5-track instrument dedicated to vocal sounds
1340 Loops & Phrases
Choir recordings organized by gender, age, pitch and region, including: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, India, Middle East, South America, Spanish Gypsy, and Georgian. Also including a wordless section of Ambience Vocals, in categories: Arabic, Balkanish, Persian, and Misc