Ilya Efimov Production has announced the release of Zhaleika, a free Russian ethnic Kontakt library.

The ZHALEIKA (Жалейка in Russian, also known as брёлка or bryolka) is a Russian single-reed hornpipe. Many consider it to be the most popular Russian folk wind instrument. The zhaleika is a single-tube reed pipe with a horn added to function as a resonator.


  • 113 samples, 82 Mb (NCW Compression), 44,1 Hz 24 bit, stereo
  • Natural legato
  • Phrases and ornaments
  • Effects: Reverb

In order to download this free instrument, you’ll need to create an account on Ilya Efimov Production. Registration is free.

More info: Zhaleika – free Kontakt library by Ilya Efimov Production 

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