Happy New Year!
Oh very cool! That album with Ephat and Dumi must have been "Shona Spirit". That was a great record-great job! My favorite track is the last one where they were playing two different tunings together-they sounded great together. I'm guessing you probably know that sadly both of those gentlemen passed away some time ago.
Yes, Shona Spirit. My friend Bob Haddad, producer of the record, told me of their passing. They were each very special musicians, deep into their craft.
For $3k I would have extremely high expectations!
The apollo stuff is quite good. They do a great job durning the modeling process to come up with very nice sounding, very close plug in's of the real thing. It's cool. They have done their homework for sure.