Precisionsound Russian Balalaika SampleSet is a very detailed sampled Balalaika for NI Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and SoundFont.
The recording was made in the "Usachevsky" studio at the University of Utah, and the instrument was played by Igor Iachimciuc and edited by Lars, KSP script programming was made by Iain Morland.
The Russian 3 stringed (2 E strings and 1 A string) Balalaika SampleSet contains 1 250 24bit mono WAV files and has been recorded in many articulations separately for both the E and A string.
Articulations available for all formats are; Up, Down, Thumb, Flam, Mute, Unison EA, Unison EE, Tremolo (3 variations but same speed), Harmonics, FX1, FX2 and Fretnoises.
The SampleSet contains of 2 types of programs; “Solo” and “Group” (NI Kontakt, EXS24 & HALion versions only). The “Solo” programs are one single Balalaika and the “Group” programs are a mix of 3 different notes and articulations played at the same time to build a unison feel of 3
(6 in NI Kontakt 3 and 4 if the String mix is set to 50% using the KSP script programs) unique Balalaika players.
Speed control of the tremolos is only available in the NI Kontakt 3 & 4 programs.
The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual
samplers supporting the SoundFont format, like Gigastudio, VSampler, NN-XT, Dimension, Sfz,
Audigy and Emulator X.
All formats are included when you buy “Russian Balalaika”
so you can download whatever format you like or all of
(Full version of Kontakt is required, this library does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player!)
For details about the Russian Balalaika SampleSet download the PDF here