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RHODOPE Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Complete
release date: 18.11.2015

RHODOPE Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Complete

€ 289,-
$ 269.00
£ 245.37
Kontakt (Full Version!)
ca. 3.73 GB
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€ 289,-$ 269.00£ 245.37

Choir Core Header

Complete Edition featuring both Modules - Core and EXP A

Ethnic Bulgarian singing is something really unique. This special type of "throat" singing gives a new and interesting timbre that is not typical for choir ensembles. This is why Strezov Sampling decided that this requires a special approach. After 2 years of work Strezov Sampling offers the Complete and definitive edition of their critically acclaimed Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir including both the Core module and Expansion A at a no brainer price.

The 1.1 Syllabuilder

Blending traditional phrasebuilding with the deep editing options of wordbuilding the Syllabuilder engine is the ultimate tool for producing virtual choir mockups. Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Core and Complete features this powerful tool, which has been in constant developement for more than two years.

Syllabuilder Screen

True Polyphonic Legato and FX

Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Expansion A features three unique true legato singing styles, which are most commonly used in ethnic bulgarian choir singing. All three types are included within one patch allowing the user to switch between different legato types on the fly using different velocity values and the sustain pedal. But wait, this doesn't mean that you are limited to one legato style at a time! Due to our overlapping notes script it is possible to overlap different legato transitions within one performance and if writing whole polyphonic arrangements is your goal you can easily do that just using the same patch. The special polyphonic legato script developed with the special needs of this unique singing style in mind makes writing choral arrangements easier than ever before.

Legato and FX Screen



  • The voices of the one of the most populart Bulgarian choirs "Filip Koutev", conducted by Georgi Andreev
  • Range of E3-D5 (C4 = middle C) 
  • The powerful SYLLABUILDER engine (full word building engine) allows you to write words that will be 'sung' by the virtual choir 
  • The Syllabuilder gives you the ideal balance between the detailed control over the words and a fast workflow 
  • Ability to save and load presets; cross-compatible with future versions. 
  • Ability to manually edit each of the consonants or vowel sounds in Syllabuilder text 
  • The ability to overlap different vowels/consonants in a single midi track - one voice holding on “Ah” (for instance), while the other voices still progressing throughout the lyrics. 
  • Easy to use either live or in your DAW 
  • Intuitive HELP incorporated in the Kontakt patch 
  • Various other scripts that will help you in your workflow 
  • Last but not least - the unique timbre of Ethnic Bulgarian singers
  • Quick Word system - enables you to save and load words. Included are factory presets that would help you using the library straight out of the box. Presets are automatically refreshed in the Syllabuilder, so if you have more than one instance a new preset in one instance can be immediately opened in another
  • Quick word templates can be used with future version of the instrument and can always be retrieved, even if you have newer version than the one used in the preset

Expansion A (Legatos and FX):

  • The voices of the award-winning choir "Cosmic Voices", conducted by Vanya Moneva
  • Range of D3-E5 (C4 = middle C) 
  • Three sets of unique true legato intervals for the most common vowel "Eh", very typical for the Bulgarian singing
  • Two dynamic layers - p and f 
  • Effects like shouts, risers and falls integrated in the main patch, allowing you to quickly create both melodies and effects! 
  • Three singing types: normal, slightly ornamented (high velocity) and 'tresene' (shake, controlled by sustain pedal, CC#64)
  • Polyphonic true legato 
  • The ability to overlap different singing types (have a buzzing drone with Type 3 singing, while you play melodies from type 1 and 2 on top).
  • Last but not least - the unique timbre of Ethnic Bulgarian singers

related products Related products

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review Reviews

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Flag DEspaceKeys 03/2016

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Rhodope bietet dank Baukastenprinzip und konfigurierbarer Patchfunktionen eine breite Flexibilität. Für überzeugende Textpassagen muss man etwas mit den Parametern spielen, erzielt dann jedoch schnelle Ergebnisse. Einschränkungen im Realismus lassen sich durch die Expansion für lyrische Vokalteppiche dank polyphonem Legato gut verstecken, dennoch haben andere Librarys hier mehr zu bieten, auch bei der Raummikrofonierung. Somit empfiehlt sich Rhodope vorwiegend für dicht arrangierte Orchestermusik, der man eine mystisch-ethnische Klangfarbe mitgeben möchte.

Die geradlinige Core-Library ist ein günstiges und flexibles Must-Have für die besondere Chornote. Wer die Library vorwiegend für Effekte und düstere Vokalteppiche einsetzen möchte, sollte direkt zum Bundle greifen.


+          intuitiv spielbar


+          flexibler Silbeneditor

+/-       viele Engine-gestützte Samplemanipulationen

-           benötigt Vollversion von Kontakt

Flag ENspaceASK Audio, 12/2015

ASK Audio
'...Strezov Sampling has worked tirelessly to bring this new edition to
film/TV and game composers with fantastic results'

full Rhodope review at ASK Audio



"The specific yet sought after need for the sound of a true Bulgarian choir is brilliantly met by the Rhodope Bundle and its stellar tone. The power and ease of use of the Core Syllabuilder Module makes it a joy to use, and you cannot argue with the beauty and the energy of the Legato+FX Expansion. The scripting works seamlessly behind the scenes, and the polyphonic legato is so well implemented, I almost forgot it was there!"

  • Installation: 95%
  • Interface: 95%
  • Patches: 100%
  • Sound: 100%
  • Value: 95%
  • Total: 97%

requirements Requirements

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 AchtungThis Product does not include or require a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!

A full version of Native Instruments "Kontakt" is required for unlimited functionality!

Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode !


The minimum Kontakt version required to use this library is specified in the product description.

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for application
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

OS compatibility of previous Kontakt versions - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - RHODOPE Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Complete

Q: Can I use the FREE Kontakt Player for playing libraries in "Kontakt format"?
A: No! All "open Kontakt format" libraries require a full version of "Kontakt" sampler. The FREE Player can play the sounds in demo/test mode only. All libraries on our web site including a Kontakt Player licence mention this in the "system requirements"!

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a encrypted Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

DWM ProtectionFor your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!





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