Strezov Sampling was founded by full time composers, who were in need of easy to use sampling tools, without the requirement to add hours of programming to achieve realistic and professional sounding results. Especially known for unrivaled virtual choirs Strezov Sampling pushes the boundaries of what is possible to achieve with sampling right from its foundation in 2012. Strezov Sampling products can be heard in countless Triple A productions used by topnotch composers and music producers around the globe.
George Strezov is a film composer and orchestrator from Bulgaria. He has made music for various films (the popular Bulgarian series "Darvoto na Zhivota", "The Sixth Day"), video games ("Victor Vran" and "Chaos Reborn") and commercials, music for theatre plays, original tracks for the Bulgarian National rhythmic gymnastics team, orchestrations and arrangements. His strong passion for orchestral music has driven him towards the art of sampling.
Robin Birner is a composer and producer from Germany. He has written the soundtrack for the 2015 Real-time strategy hit "Ultimate General: Gettysburg", "The Guild 3" by THQ Nordic as well as the popular "Europa Universalis IV" and "Crusader Kings II" franchise developed and published by Paradox Interactive.
Plamen Penchev is one of the top recording engineers in Bulgaria. Owner of couple of studios (most notably "LoudFi" studio), he has recorded lots of Bulgaria's pop and rock artists, lots of concerts such as "FSB Symphony", "Anathema" and others. Also, he was the recording engineer of the soundtrack for the CAPCOM's video game "Dragon's Dogma".
Alexander Koev is a composer, audio editor and programmer from Bulgaria. During his music career, he took part as music composer and sound effect engineer in some game projects (the popular "Gangsta' Race" for PPC) and theatrical productions. He has joined the Strezov Sampling team in the beginning of 2013 to work as sample editor, conceptual designer and kontakt scripter for "Rhodope: Ethnic Bulgarian choir" library. He also wrote some of the library's demos.
Alexander Kostov is one of the aspiring film and game composers in Bulgaria. He studied composition at the Academy for music, dance and fine arts in Plovdiv and has been working on various projects - movies, documentaries, video games, commercials. He has been composer, orchestrator and arranger with "Pro Films", "Dynamic Arts", "TV Evropa", "Cintamani studios", "DODO Film".
Azad has degrees both in composition and sound engineering from Bulgaria's National Music Academy. He's been responsible for the recording of the concerts of the AGBU Sofia chamber Orchestra from 2008 to 2012. He joins the Strezov Sampling team in the beginning of 2017 as a sample and Kontakt editor. To keep himself occupied, he holds a sound engineering position in the Bulgarian National Radio, as well.
Simeon Edward is a passionate musician, orchestrator and composer. Works on range of projects in the field of the commercial music. In his free time helps the team improving and maintaining the quality of the sound.
Despite his architectural background, Kiril is a professional guitarist (both session and live) who plays with various bands and singers. Thanks to his attention to detail our sample libraries become as playable as they are in the final release version.
Tsvetan Topalov is the person who helps in identifying and advising on the solution of any issues, that may occur in the process of making the product. He quickly responds to support questions and makes sure that the users are able to experience the Strezov Sampling products to their full capacity based on current information about system changes and OS/software updates.
Other team members
Collaborators and guest producers: Casey Edwards, Gerhard Westphalen, Jasper Blunk and Oliver Codd
Additional programmers: Leonard Schneider, David Healey (X-tant Audio), Justin Matthews
Design: Koke Núñez Gómez, Lyubomir Iliev, Ryan Strong
Sample Editing: Blake 'Blakus' Robinson, Elan Hickler (Soundemote), Henri Vartio, Michael Morone, Audun Jemtland
Contracting made by Four For Music and the Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir
All sessions engineered by Plamen Penchev
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL MUSICIANS, OUR BETA TESTERS AND THE WORLDWIDE AUDIO COMMUNITY!