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 Ilya Efimov Contrabass Balalaika by Ilya Efimov Production is Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products) for Windows and Mac OS X.
Ilya Efimov Contrabass Balalaika
Product Ilya Efimov Contrabass Balalaika
Developer Ilya Efimov Production
Price (MSRP) €29
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This instrument has a special place in the balalaika family. The largest in size, Contrabass produces the lowest, most powerful dynamics and sound - equivalent to an upright bass. As with all balalaikas, it has three strings, tuned E-A-D. Main Range: E (bass-octave)-A (treble octave).

The notation in the bass clef is written an octave higher than its actual sound. The contrabass balalaika is played with a large leather pick, creating a softer, thicker, clearer sound. The technique for playing the contrabass balalaika has been developed and perfected in recent times; with solo performances attracting wide attention among artists as well as teachers and students.


  • 465 samples, 44.1 kHz / 24-bit, stereo.
  • 10 velocity layers for each note Round-Robin.
  • Different articulations.
  • Speed and realistic dynamic tremolo control.
  • Repetition keys.

Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ is required.

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