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Ilya Efimov Russian Folk Series Balalaika prima KONTAKT
 Ilya Efimov Russian Folk Series Balalaika prima KONTAKT


alalaika – the renowned symbol of Russian culture beloved for generations is a stringed musical instrument with a characteristic triangular body and three strings. The most common solo form of the instrument is the prima, which is tuned E-E-A (thus the two lower strings are tuned to the same pitch). The strings on the modern balalaika are: first string (A) stainless steel with the second and third strings (E-E) nylon. Body sizes and neck lengths vary according to type and may have from sixteen to thirty-one frets.

The balalaika is used as a concert solo, ensemble and orchestral instrument. Modern Russian orchestras featuring folk instruments use five varieties of the balalaika: prima, second alto, bass and double bass (contrabass). Of these, only the prima is considered a solo virtuoso instrument. It is this uniquely essential variety that we are happy to introduce as the latest addition to our library of virtual instruments: "Balalaika”.

Our Balalaika library includes all of the most commonly used articulations: strumming, pizzicato, tremolo, vibrato, rolls, and even some guitar techniques. Three convenient modes of playing have been provided- Solo, Strum and Harmony.

We believe that music created with the help of our library will exceed your expectations and will help you to reach the highest musical standards. Enjoy !


2 111 samples, 728 Mb (NCW Compression), 44,1 Hz 24 bit, stereo
8 velocity layers for each note Round-Robin with round-robin.
14 different articulations
Strumming, Solo and Harmony Modes
Speed and realistic dynamic tremolo control
Automatic harmonizer
Strumming keys, Repetition keys
String select
Natural glissando for pizzicato and tremolo articulations
Natural and LFO vibrato


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