Strezov Sampling Balkan Ethnic Orchestra

Complete Ethnic Orchestra at your fingertips featuring never before sampled instruments and inspirational folklore colours

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Strezov Sampling's 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 has been recorded with the same attention to detail than Strezov Sampling's other libraries, 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 equipment and the same approach towards liveliness and realism as the Next Generation Choir Series, Balkan Ethnic Orchestra provides inspiration from the roots. For a complete and detailed overview, watch the video and check out the manual!


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





  • Double Bass
  • Gypsy Accordion
  • Gypsy Euphonium
  • Gypsy Flugelhorn
  • Gypsy Guitar
  • Gypsy Trombone 1
  • Gypsy Trombone 2
  • Gypsy Trumpet Leg
  • Gypsy Trumpet
  • Gypsy Tuba


  • Fully compatible with
  • Unique recordings of a vocal quartet
    that match the content of Rhodope 2
  • Quartet: Eh Legato
  • Quartet: Ah Legato
  • Quartet: Syllabuilder Patch
    (Sustains & Staccatos)



  • Solo Tupan
    - Beater (norm. + dampened)
    - Beater (rimshot)
    - Clack
    - Stick
    - Stick (hit)
    - Stick (dampened)
  • Single Chans (cowbells)
    - 11 different types of "chans"
  • Multiple Chans (cowbells)
    - 9 different combinations of chans
  • Klepalo (monastery wooden block)
    - Klepalo – Big (with variations)
    - Klepalo – Small (with variations)
  • Tarambuka (darbuka)
    - Brass (Low)
    - Brass (High)
    - Brass (Side)
    - Brass (Flam & Triplet)
    - Clay (Low)
    - Clay (High)
    - Clay (Side)
    - Clay (Flam & Triplet)
    - Gypsy (Low)
    - Gypsy (High)
    - Gypsy (Side)
    - Gypsy (Stick norm. + dampened)
    - Gypsy (Flam & Triplet) 


  • Bulgarian Duduk High
  • Bulgarian Duduk Low
  • Duduk Alto
  • Duduk Bass
  • Duduk Tenor
  • Gadulka Ens. Leg & Grooves
  • Gadulka Ens Shorts
  • Gadulka Solo Leg & Grooves
  • Gadulka Solo Shorts
  • Gaida
  • Gypsy Clarinet
  • Gypsy Romantic Violin
  • Gypsy Violin
  • Gypsy Voice
  • Kaval 1
  • Kaval 2
  • Macedonian Kemane
  • Tamboura Chords
  • Tamboura
  • Zourna


  • Fantasy pad soundscapes
  • Futuristic pad soundscapes


  • Bass Drum (muted & open)
  • Hihat (muted, open – played like
  • Hihat Stick
  • Snare Single hit
  • Snare Double hit
  • Whistling
  • Shouts "Hey"
  • Shouts 'Oy"

This product works with the free Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

Customer Reviews


Press Quotes

"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." - Samples Spotlight

"Balkan delivers a huge amount of instruments at a quality level you won't find in any other Ethno library out there." -

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Sample Library


  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Powered by Native Instruments FREE Kontakt Player - Full Version not required
  • Requires free Native Instruments Kontakt Player Version 5.7.1 or full Native Instruments Kontakt Version 5.7.1
  • 50 GB Hard drive space for the library (21GB for installation files and 28,6 GB extracted full size library)
  • Min. of 4GB RAM