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Best Service Desert Winds library review

Hey fam what’s up!

I’m back with another Best Service product from Eduardo Tarilonte!

Yes, he did Forest Kingdom and Epic World….

Now he’s taking us to the desert with Desert Winds!

Let’s check it out!

What is Desert Winds? 

This is a new library based on 4 ethnic solo wind instruments.

The instruments are the Duduk, the Persian Ney, the Turkish Ney, and the Zourna

You may or may not know what they are by name, but you know the sound!

There are also of course, the ambient and evolving soundscapes that are common to Eduardo’s libraries.

Quick Specs

  • content: 2.5GB library
  • format: Best Service Engine (free player)
  • price: $167.71

How does it sound?

Like all of Eduardo’s libraries, this one has a common “earthy” sound to it.

Everything he does just has such a natural sound, even when he gets into the more experimental soundscapes and textures.

This is what I love about his libraries, the tone and feel of them is so real and tangible.

It’s not about them having all the articulations and breath noises, though they do.

And it’s not about how many velocity layers are there. For me, it’s the sound, however he gets to it, that captures my attention.

His libraries have a common ground of realism, even though they sound different style wise, there’s always the same organic and earthy tone.

That tone is present in this library for sure.

The solo instruments are outstanding and the soundscapes are just plain amazing.

You even get multiple micro-tuning presets so that you can load the exact tuning of each instrument that you want.

What’s the bottom line?

You already know I’m a fan of Eduardo, I love his libraries.

They bring something unique and different to the thousands of libraries out there.

The richness and tone of his samples is what I love the most…coupled with the fact that I can go in and edit the layers and parts in each soundscape/texture…pure dopeness!

I give this library 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s really a unique and amazing sounding library with plenty of control to make it your own.

I always look forward to whatever he does next, and I’m hoping to see a product that is full of nothing but soundscapes and textures, as those are usually my favoirte part of his libraries.

They sound amazing.

Go on over and try it for yourself at Try Sound.com 

Or download the free demo version from Best Service http://www.bestservice.de/found.asp/desert%20winds/desert_winds/en

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12 Responses to “Best Service Desert Winds library review”

  1. Baddboy2000 says:

    SJ: Thanks for giving us an insight to these sounds. The add-on “Takes Me To The Far East”. The sounds are excellent. Another great review from S&G.com.

    • saintjoe says:

      @Baddboy2000, no problem bro, thanks for watching and commenting. I just like to share the good stuff I come across man. So difficult to really know all that’s out here. I just try to do my part to help, plus I just plain love playing with this stuff :)

  2. Rihan says:

    man i wish i had money!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Funky Drummer Dewey Dew says:

    Yes Sir,

    This is my type of stuff!!!

    I thought I could pass on Best Service/YT Engine & libraries the same way up the same way I thought I could pass on NI Maschine and Kontakt & libraries. No Way!!!!

    I’ve been watchin these guy’s for a while, and I also like Titan and Synth-Werk.

    Its Amazing how your Desert Winds demo has influenced the Saint Nick in myself to grab all three of these Best Service products as a holiday gift, not to mention the NI stuff I’ve aquired over the last six months, among other things you’ve introduced thru Sounds & Gear.

    I’ll be lookin out for your demo’s on Tronsonic, (Phat Bottom Vintage Sounds for Kontakt AKA Azimuth Generator Synth, a work in progress among other things they have on their site). I’ll just let you handle that one, you do such a good job at showing product sounds, as with GB’s Stuff.

    For me, Soft Samplers are The Meat & Soft Synths are The Potatoes & Veggies, while VST fx and Convolution IR’s are the Seasoning. Recording & Mixing is The Chef Cooking in the Kitchen, The Final Mix is Dinner served. Watching the listeners enjoy the mix and/or demand the purchase on the spot is, Compliments to THE Chef. The Purchase or Exchange of Currency for the final product, of course is the Big Dessert.

    Keep up the great presentations brethren Saint Joe, everything is Str8 & 100 at Sounds & Gear. I’m always watching.

    Much Love Peeps, and Happy Holidays to you and the fam at Sounds & Gear..

    Peace

    • saintjoe says:

      @Funky Drummer Dewey Dew, Indeed bro, they have some great stuff over there man. Eduardo makes great libraries, really fun to play and just beautiful sounding!

      Thanks for the comment fam!

  4. Barnaby says:

    I’m sure they’re great. But the Engine Software sucks and Yellow Tools are a bunch of amateurs.

    • saintjoe says:

      @Barnaby, I agree, I’m not a fan of the engine software, however engine has proven to be more stable than YellowTools own products. However, I’ll deal with it to use these sounds.

  5. bluage says:

    The sound of that “duduk” instrument is so deeply soulful that I was stunned by its expressiveness. I’ve got some bluesy jazz jazz pieces I’ve composed with Band-in-a-Box that I’d like try it out on, like substituting it for a tenor saxophone solo or maybe even a bass clarinet.

    Thanks for providing us with a peek at Mr. Tarilonte’s new instrument.

    Sincerely,

    bluage

  6. Al says:

    I have been thinking about this for a while.
    Tempted.
    Then I decided to have a look and see if you had checked it out.
    Once again your in-depth look helped me decide. You do a great job of hitting points that musicians and composers really care about and I have come to trust your frank opinion.
    This thing is great. Quality and creativity for sure. The Subs rating is well earned.
    Thanks again for helping me sort this out.

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