Origins of Audio has announced the release of Dark Kalimba, a kalimba instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Having sampled a 9 tine kalimba with 7 different tunings we were able to capture a two octaves range with a warm, sweet and rich sound! We managed to imitate the wah effect of its box, giving you the chance not only to enjoy playing with this wonderful instrument but to experiment as well!
You can choose how to control the drum effect, by selecting the desirable controller and choose whether you want the effect to be synced with the tempo, or not! You will be able to choose your sound from three different microphone positions, Close, Drum and Stereo (Brüel & Kjær, Beyerdynamic Vintage MPC-50 & Schoeps CMC64).
You get to fully control the envelopes and apply FXs such as Delay, Reverb, Compressor, Cabinet, Tape, Lo-Fi and Saturation, in order to create interesting soundscapes. This option will surely change the opinion you might have about this instrument!
Dark Kalimba features
- Over 800 24bit/48Hz high quality samples.
- 3 Different Microphones (Beyerdynamic Vintage MPC-50, Brüel & Kjær & Schoeps CMC64).
- 3 Different Microphone Positions (Tines, Drum, Stereo).
- 2x Velocities.
- 7x Round Robin.
- 7x different tunings.
- Wah Effect.
- Load/Save Preset.
- Quick Load/Purge groups.
- Over 20 ready-to-play presets.
Dark Kalimba for Kontakt 5.1.0 or higher (full version) costs 40 EUR ex. VAT.
A free Lite version of Dark Kalimba is also available for download.