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Best Service Era II Medieval Legends

Virtual instrument

  • Extensive selection of historical instruments and sounds for medieval, renaissance and fantasy productions

Included Instruments:

  • 10 different flutes
  • 8 woodwind instruments such as crooked horns, bagpipes, chirimia and bombard
  • 4 hunting and war horns as well as zinc, baroque trombone and trumpet
  • 9 string instruments such as viola da gamba, psalter, nyckelharpa, various fiddles etc
  • 13 string instruments such as lutes, zithers, harps and baroque guitar
  • Keyboard instruments, Organetto, Spinet and Virginal
  • 20 percussion instruments such as frame drums, tambourines, marching drums etc.
  • Pubs chants
  • And many soundscapes, atmospheres and effects

Further Information

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Akustik Keys/Pianos No
Beat production / Drum machines No
Wind Instruments Yes
Cinematic / Effects Yes
Chorus / Vocals No
Drums / Percussion Yes
E-Pianos No
Ethno / Folk Yes
Guitars/plucked instruments Yes
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments No
Organs No
String Bass No
Sampler No
String Instruments Yes
Synthesizer Yes
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller No
11 Customer Ratings
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Die beste Library für Mittelaltersounds überhaupt
Andi S, 01.07.2015
Bei der ERA II Library fällt wie bei allen Libraries von Eduardo Tarilonte sofort die perfekte Spielbarkeit und der Realismus der Instrumente positiv auf. Man merkt dass die Aufnahmen wirklich mit Liebe zum Detail gemacht worden. Es gibt eine Vielzahl von mittelalterlichen Instrumenten, die einfach fantastisch klingen udn sich super auch direkt über die Keys spielen lassen. Es gibt verschiedene Akzentuierungen die es ermöglichen Instrumente staccato, legato zu spielen und mehr. Wer hier zugreift wird nicht enttäuscht. Ich kenne auf jeden Fall nichts Vergleichbares und dass auch noch zu einem guten Preis.
Lediglich die einzelnen Ladezeiten der Instrumente sind etwas lang, liegt aber wohl an meinem Rechner, der auch nicht mehr der neueste ist.
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So close...
Daniel5253, 20.01.2016
ERA II i a fantastic and beautiful collection of medieval, renaissance and baroque instruments. Many of the sounds and timbres are spot on. Especially the wind instruments and some of the lutes are awesome. The UI is beautiful with information and drawn images of each instrument.

Installation was easy enough, but there is not much info on how to do it. You need to figure out for yourself to copy-paste and unpack the files and how to load it up into bestservice engine 2.

My big gripe with this, and the only reason that I don't give the product the full five stars, is that most bowed instruments are monophonic. Instruments like fidule (basically a fiddle) or nyckelharpa should be able to make double stops and drones and the viola da gamba should even get to play full chords (oddly, you can play polyphonic when the gamba in plucked mode, but not bowed). But not with ERA II, unfortunately, What this does is that it becomes hard to play in an authentic way, it makes for a sort of moog-ish quality to the bowed melodies. There are of course ways around it to simulate a real instrument, like doing overdubs, but that makes it much less intuitive and organic while taking more time. It's such an odd choice, it must just be a programming thing right? At least the lutes are polyphonic.

Overall: An amazing product with beautiful sounds and timbres for early music, folk as well as fantasy-style music, that unfortunately looses much of its value for me due to its lack of polyphony in bowed instruments. If Bestservice would update the engine or ERA to deal with this issue I would change this rating to the full five stars in an instance.
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Genial
Francisco Miguel R., 13.07.2017
Este producto es fantástico, sin duda, tanto para música folk y medieval como para bandas sonoras o ambientes. Para cualquier estilo, la verdad. Antes de comprarlo lo mejor es echarle un vistazo en Youtube a través de estos dos links:
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Además, viene con la posibilidad de activación en tres equipos.
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JRG , 05.01.2018
Eduardo Tarilonte... keine Frage, ein Mann von Best Service, der sein Handwerk versteht. Alle Instrumente haben einen sehr realistischen Klang, welcher noch nach etwas nachbearbeitet werden können. Nahezu alle Instrumente haben ein "Key-Switch-System".
Lediglich die Dudelsäcke klingen nicht so, wie ich sie gern hätte. Es sind eher Schäferpfeifen. Wer dieses Produkt also nur, wegen eines eventuell vorhandenen schottischen Dudelsackes kauft, wird enttäuscht.
Insgesamt ist die Library sehr umfangreich und hat eine hervorragende Soundqualität.
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