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Kalimba 3.0 by Soundiron

Kalimba 3.0 takes this beautiful instrument to a new level with remastered samples and a fresh new look. It has a humble, melodious percussive sound with a marimba-like warmth and tonal body. It includes kalimbas recorded in 3 different environments: Close and Dry, at a medium distance in a small bright chamber, and in a large, long linear hall, at both close (1 meter) and far (15 meters) microphone distances.

For Kalimba 3.0 Soundiron created brand new atmospheric ambiances and textural pads using the raw source content. Soundiron took all these samples and inserted them into their flexible modular interface that allows you to sculpt the sounds of Kalimba into sonic realms never possible until now.

The Kalimba is a modernized version of the ancient African Mbira, also often called a thumb piano. It has a humble, melodious percussive plucking sound with a marimba-like warmth and tonal body. It is often used in conjunction with pianos and other tuned percussion instruments to add a sharper attack and playfulness to the sound. Our instruments were made of wood and coconut shell, with hammered steel tines suspended over their sound holes. The notes span about an octave and a half for the smaller of our two instruments and over two octaves for the larger kalimba.

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Pricing and Availability

Kalimba 3.0 is available now.

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