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In ancient Egypt, RA was regarded as the creator of everything, the god of the sun. RA is usually represented with the body of a man and the head of a hawk, holding an ankh & sceptre. The chief location of RA worship was Heliopolis (a Greek word meaning city of the sun). We thought RA would be an appropriate name for the largest, and most comprehensive rare and ethnic virtual instrument ever made.

RA was born a few years ago, as a sample library called “Rare Instruments.” All of the sounds from Rare Instruments are included in RA, but this only represents approximately one-tenth of the content. The other ninety percent of RA was recorded at Ocean Way studios in Hollywood. Because of the size and complexity of the project, I brought in two talented producers, Pacemaker and Tony Austin to co-produce RA with me. They have worked on some other Quantum Leap projects and had some great ideas for RA. We spent time hunting down the best ethnic artists on the West Coast. Los Angeles is so ethnically diverse and blessed with excellent institutions like Cal Arts, it is actually the ideal place to record a rare and ethnic collection.

RA is a massive 14 Gigabyte Virtual Instrument that covers many typical, and some unusual instruments, from six areas of the World -
1. Africa
2. Americas and Australia
3. Europe
4. Far East
5. India
6. Middle East and Turkish Empire.

So what's so special about RA compared to other ethnic collections? For a start, I think you will really love these sounds for the same reason that Rare Instruments was so popular. Every instrument or ensemble was sampled extensively, so the character of the instrument was preserved. Ethnic (or World) music is all about expression, and how the instrument is played. To sample a Turkish wind instrument and not capture the bending, swelling and wavering of the notes is to miss the point completely. We made a big effort to keep things very organized, consistent, and intuitive, which is necessary with a collection of this size. Every instrument has many articulations and fx that range from very controlled, to very expressive. This allows you to actually “play” the instrument with authentic results. We also came up with some innovative ideas for achieving realistic legato. We call this QLegato™.

You will find RA has amazing sound quality. This is the famous Ocean Way sound: an amazing collection of vintage mics and a custom API console. RA was captured with a phase accurate 8-mic setup that gives a complete 3 dimensional image of the instrument. It is this type of sound that takes to artificial or sampled reverb extremely well. The sound is clear and broad. Mics used were Neumann U67 (U47s as alternates), Neuman M50, AKG C12 and Shoepps.

Another cool aspect of this virtual instrument is the fact that we recorded ethnic ensembles. This was done with African drums, bagpipes, gamelan and a Middle Eastern string section. The sound of these ensembles cannot be realistically simulated by layering solo instruments.

RA was a very expensive project, but well worth the cost. A lot of thought went into selecting instruments that would appeal to composers of all types, from dance music, to film. You might want to put the middle eastern string section in your next pop tune, or the hardanger fiddle in a sweeping romantic score ala LOTR.

You might also be surprised at how little percussion is included in this giant ethnic collection. The reason is, we already covered much of this in Quantum Leap Stormdrum. Stormdrum is the ideal companion to RA. The percussion in RA compliments Stormdrum perfectly.

You can have a lot of fun with RA. The possibilities are simply endless, especially when you mix the sounds of different cultures together. Load up the middle eastern string section, apply an Indian or Egyptian tuning from the micro-tuning presets and play octaves. Make a really cool groove with the didgeridoo fx and the Vietnamese jaw harp. Take a classical filmscore piece and replace all of the instruments with their ethnic counterparts: strings with middle eastern string section, solo violin or cello with electric baritone violin, hardanger fiddle or erhu, french horn with alpenhorn, flute with dizi, oboe with duduk, percussion with taikos and African percussion, harp with kora, trombones with rag dung etc. etc.... Or perhaps try the hurdy gurdy, hardanger fiddle, washburn guitar, mandolin and the dizi and make an interesting folk ensemble or the gamelan ensemble with the ney flute, duduk and esraj. And don’t forget the reverb!

Nick Phoenix - Producer

INSTRUMENT LIST
AFRICA

African Dual Wooden Shakers (Ewe), African Metal Shakers (Ewe), Atsimevu, Axatse, Batas, Berkete, Dejembe Ensemble, Ekpiri, Ewe Drum Ensemble, Ewe Large Bombshell, Ewe Medium Bombshell, 3ft FromTonFrom, 5ft FromTonFrom, Gankokwe Large, Gyil, Kalimbas, Kidi, Kora, Log Drums, Ngoni, Udu

AMERICAS AND AUSTRALIA

1890 Washburn Guitar, American Jaw Harp, Banjo, Berimbau, Cuban Percussion, Didjeridoo, Dobro, First Nations Cedar Flute, Mandolin, Pan Flute, Ukelele

EUROPE

Alpenhorn, Bag Pipe Ensemble, Bass Recorder, Frame Drum, Gadulka, Hardanger Fiddle, Highland Pipes, Hurdy Gurdy, Irish Low Whistle, Launeddas, Uilleann Pipes

FAR EAST

Dizi, Erhu, Gamelan Ensemble, Gongs, Koto, Rag Dung, Shakuhachi, Shamisen, Taiko Drums, Vietnamese Jawharp

INDIA

Bansuri, Baritone Violin (Electric), Esraj, Sarangi, Sitar, Tablas, Tambura

MID EAST & TURKISH EMPIRE

Armenian Duduk, Bulgarian Duduk, Mid East Fiddle, Mid East String Section, Ney Flute, Oud, Qandahar Dumbek, Santoor, Turkish, Duduk, Yalli Tambur, Zourna

NO SAMPLER REQUIRED !
RA comes as a VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT which includes a high-performance NATIVE INSTRUMENTS interface powered by the efficient KONTAKT audio engine, including Direct-from-Disk*, for Mac and PC (*With freely-downloadable Direct-from-Disk extension).



This VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT combines intuitive handling with excellent sound quality, and functions as a plug-in instrument, without the need for a sampler.

For the sonically adventureous, many sound shaping tools have been built in to the interface. Powerful multi-mode filters, envelopes, and LFOs give a wealth of creative possibilities. Integrated high-quality reverb, chorus, and delay effects are also provided.

Direct from Disk playback easily handles large samples beyond available RAM (which is assignable).

Professional sound quality with advanced 32-bit processing, and 256 voice polyphony allow for lush arrangements. The clean and intuitive interface never lets the technology get in the way of your creativity. All important instrument parameters can be immediately adjusted without the need to page, scroll, or fumble through a manual.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS



14 GB Free Hard Disc Space, DVD Drive

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (for Native Instruments software)
Windows XP, Pentium III/Athlon 500 Mhz, 256 MB RAM
OS 10.2.6 or higher, G3 500 Mhz, 256 MB RAM

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM (for Native Instruments software)
Windows XP, P III/Athlon 700 MHz, 1 GB RAM
OS-X or higher, G4 733, 1 GB RAM

COMPATIBILITY
WIN (VST®2.0, DXi2™, ASIO™, MME™, Direct Sound™)
MAC (VST®2.0, ASIO™, Soundmanager™, OMS™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™, RTAS™)

*DFD - Direct from Disk extension from Product Updates :: Sounds Online is required.

Registration is required within 14 days (by web, fax or mail).


REVIEW:
EQ Magazine, June 2005
by Craig Anderton


Awarded EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AWARD


QUANTUM LEAP "RA"

Format: Four DVD-ROMs (14.1GB data), plays back through NI’s Kompakt VST/RTAS/DXi/standalone instrument (included)

When I first saw Ra, I thought “How will they be able to sell something at this price?” But after working with it for awhile, that turned to “I wonder if they can make any money at this price?”

I think Ra must mean “very expensive project” in Egyptian. There are 69 well-recorded instrument groups (organized by geography — Africa, Europe, Americas & Australia, Far East, India, and Mideast). The emphasis is on melodic instruments; QL recommends their Stormdrum package for percussion. I did assume some instruments were never-to-be-used throwaways (“Alpenhorn? Gimme a break!”). But surprise: That Alpenhorn made a great drone behind a drum ’n’ bass piece.

Compared to the recording, though, I’d bet at least an equal effort went into the mapping/multisampling. The key to Ra’s expressiveness is three program types. “Keyswitch” programs use particular keys to calls up variation programs, so you can switch articulations rapidly. “Live” programs are designed for idiomatic, real-time playing — different velocities bring in trills, bends, effects, and the like. (The Koto, with four velocity-switched samples, is an outstanding example.) Finally, “Elements” contain the basic instrument programs and effects, divorced from keyswitching. Also note that there are recordings of ensembles, not just individual instruments. Expressiveness is somewhat limited by having only four MIDI controllers (volume, filter, pan, and expression); however, the files are compatible with Kontakt, a more sophisticated playback instrument that can do MIDI “learn” for almost all its parameters.

While everything is tuned for our even-tempered world, some instruments are available in their “native” tuning. And, Ra takes advantage of Kompakt’s ability to create microtuning presets. Nice.

So who’s the target audience? I’d say scoring. Any movie with locale shifts (e.g., James Bond) is a natural. In this context, Ra would easily pay for itself. For adding exotic elements to envelope-pushing music, Ra again scores big; it’s a sonic adventure. But be aware you need to play the instruments, and you can’t separate the sound from the context. For example, the tambura samples are always going to trigger “India” in your brain. Granted, if you need “impressionistic” rather than “literal,” Kompakt offers significant signal-warping options. But make no mistake: This library is designed to fulfill a very specific function — provide authentic-sounding ethnic instruments.

And as it turns out, that’s exactly what it does. From the sounds themselves to the documentation, Ra indeed offers exceptional quality. I wouldn’t be surprised if quite a few people will have no trouble justifying the admission price.

For ethnic instrument sounds, Ra indeed offers Exceptional Quality.
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