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Balkan Ethnic Orchestra

Balkan Ethnic Orchestra

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About BALKAN Ethnic Orchestra

BALKAN Ethnic Orchestra is a highly unique and fresh sounding collection giving you access to a huge amount of Eastern European soloists. Balkan Ethnic Orchestra includes everything you need to write authentic eastern european Balkan music. From expressively playable folklore instruments and the infamous balkan brass sound to an ethnic vocal quartet and solo percussion. It's all right at your fingertips.

Every instrument inside this collection was recorded with the same attention to detail than all the libraries from Strezov Sampling, featuring multiple mic positions, different short and long articulations, expressive phrases, true polyphonic legato and various ensemble sizes. Recorded at Sofia Session Studio using high-end recording equipement and the same approach towards liveliness and realism as Strezov's Next Generation Choir Series, Balkan Ethnic Orchestra provides inspiration from the roots. For a complete and detailed overview we highly recommend watching the official walkthrough video as well as checking out the manual


  • Balkan Ethnic Orchestra GUIAuthentic Ethnic Orchestra from the Balkan region recorded in Sofia Session Studio
  • Two microphone positions close and hall recorded through high-end recording equipement + custom convolution reverb
  • All performances combined in playable and easy to use patches with special attention towards the natural expression of the soloist

    Balkan Ethnic Orchestra GUI 2
  • Over 40 of the finest Ethnic Folklore Soloists from the Balkans (Wind, Bowed and Plucked String and Brass Instruments, Vocal Quartet and Percussion Soloists) with various ornamented short and long articulations including multiple True Legato recordings

  • True Polyphonic Legato Ethnic Quartet Choir featuring Agile Legato for 10 syllables in three different speeds, special layer of 'shake' sustain singing for all patches  and the Syllabuilder Version 3 from the Next Generation Choir Series
  • Full deeply sampled Balkan Brass Band
  • Special percussion section featuring Ethnic Percussion Players using the X3M Percussion Engine
  • Organic Futuristic and Fantasy Pads created from the recordings of BALKAN
  • Powered by Native Instrument's free Kontakt Player and NKS compatible

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"Balkan liefert eine Menge an Instrumenten, die man in anderen Libraries vor allem in dieser Qualität und Ausführlichkeit vergeblich sucht."

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Flag EN spacesamplespotlight.com 12/2017

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"Strezov Sampling has knocked it out of the park with Balkan Ethnic Orchestra. Not only to cover instruments which just haven't been sampled before, but they have done that with precision and excellence."

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

4.0 of 5  
24.02.2023 Sprache: deutsch

Konnte bisher noch nicht viel damit arbeiten oder musizieren. Jedoch finde ich die Iinstrumente sehr gelungen. Dachte zuerst es gäbe noch einiges mehr an Fülle von Instrumenten und Artikulationen. Was ich allerdings für Gipsy Musik sehr vermisse ist ein Cimbalom. Das Cimbalom ist ein hauptsächlich im Pannonischen Raum verbreitetes, mit Klöppeln geschlagenes Hackbrett. Nach der Form wird das Saiteninstrument zu den Kastenzithern gezählt. Vielleicht kommt da noch was von Strezov?


Rupert Gregson-WilliamsRupert Gregson-Williams

"Wonder Woman", "The Crown", "The Legend of Tarzan"

"Once you open up Balkan Ethnic Orchestra, you'll bring it into your palette permanently. There's plenty of characterful sounds, sometimes guttural with human imperfections, and other times precise and well recorded. Love this."


Made for Kontakt Player

This product requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!

The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers website.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX

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