Your Ethnic & Oriental Folk Instrument
Baglama or ‘saz’ is a folk instrument whose history goes back more than 1000 years, to a time when Turks first started settling in Anatolia.
For centuries poets reflected their deepest emotions with baglama and it became an essential instrument for all kinds of traditional celebrations, including weddings. Meanwhile, the instrument’s popularity spread from Asia to Anatolia, to Rumelia, and even to some parts of Europe. It is still one of Anatolia’s dearest and most precious sounds.
In 2005 July, the Turkish music technology magazine Volume reviewed Volko Baglama. It was reviewed by Orhan Erol and Cem Sarıoğlu.
The review highlights:
Completely local made, first VST plug-in
Finally we have a VST!
Observing the lack of such a VST and knowing the interest of foreign musicians to Turkish local instruments, Volkan Özyılmaz is proud to make this doubtful journey real after receiving good feedback from international audience.
- Chromatic tones
- Coma sounds
- Individual baglama voices
- Chordal sounds
- 379 MB 24/44.1 high-quality sample library
- 5 channels
- Limiter and reverb
- VST, AU and RTAS support
Minimum System Requirements
- 400 MB free hard disk space
- Windows 7 or newer, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor with 2 GB RAM
- Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Intel Processor with 2 GB RAM
- Display capable of 800×600
- VST, AU, or RTAS capable host program
- ASIO supporting sound card (recommended)