Les Productions Zvon releases LoFi Kalimba


Les Productions Zvon has released LoFi Kalimba, a freeware SoundFont.

Zvon writes:

To create this set I sampled one note from an small Indonesian kalimba with a Casio Sk2 hardware sampling keyboard. This is very LoFi as I had to use the Casio’s small built-in microphone to record the sample and as the SK2 does not have a line-out, the resulting sound had to be recorded through its internal speakers. And I won’t mention the quality of the sampling engine itself as I don’t know the details but it’s certainly not pristine.

None the less, it’s a quite fun little keyboard but a very noisy one! So I applied a rather heavy dose of noise reduction, so much in fact that part of the sound’s attack and tone were lost too, and the samples are still noisy. Which makes it even more LoFi but it’s fun! Don’t hesitate to dress it up with FXs.

Download the LoFi Kalimba here (125 KB)

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Hi Ronnie,

Thanks for the announcement!
Today I released the Battery 3 and Kontakt 3 versions.

These versions have 2 kits/programs. “Chroma Kalimba” which is the same as the soundfont and “Kit 01”.

Kit 01 is a 32 cells kit but the trick is that only 1 sample is used, I’ve used transposition, trimming of the start/end points, pitch envelope, stretch engine and articulations (or combined these methods) to alter the playback of the original sample and thus create 31 new and different sounds. Some interesting results to be heard!

Download link: http://www.lesproductionszvon.com/download/freebies/Zvon_LoFI_Kalima_B3_K3.rar (273 KB)

Thank you


Hi everyone,

I have released the final (for now) version. Everything is in the first download link and the link in my comment above is no longer valid.

Formats supported are: soundfont, Native Instruments Battery 3/ Kontakt 3, NuSofting DK+. Three chromatic programs are included for all formats and a special kit for Battery and Kontakt.