Ilya Efimov has released the Domra Alto, a Russian Folk Series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The domra is a Russian folk instrument, popular among sixteenth century Russian musician/jesters called “buffoons”. In 1648, by order of the king the persecution of buffoons quickly resulted in the disappearance of the domra. “Re-discovered” in 1896, it was reconstructed by master luthiers Andreev and Nalimov, and has since evolved into today’s three orchestral versions: (small, alto, bass) with a quarter tone scale.

Ilya Efimov Domra Alto

The domra alto has three strings but sounds an octave lower than regular dormas.

Domra Alto features

  • 795 samples, 44,1 Hz/24 bit, stereo.
  • 8 velocity layers for each note, Round-Robin.
  • 9 different articulations.
  • Speed and realistic dynamic tremolo control.
  • Strumming keys, Repetition keys.
  • String select.
  • Natural glissando for pizzicato and tremolo articulations.

Domra Alto for Kontakt is available to purchase for 39 EUR (requires full version Kontakt 4.2.4+).

More information: Ilya Efimov / Domra Alto