Kalimba Marimba sound.

How to make that sound...
LordFunkstar
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6 posts since 10 Jun, 2012

Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:44 am

Guys,

After being helped big time in my last post i decided to ask you again for help.

I'm looking (i think) for a VST that can get me that hot kalimba/marimba sounds like:

- http://snd.sc/KMEcCo
from the start ;-)

- http://soundcloud.com/baainar/eltonnick-move-feat-naak
02:18

I looked in the Kontakt 5 - West Africa library but couldn't find the right sound. Hope someone can
help me. I work in Logic.

Thank guys :hihi:
Last edited by LordFunkstar on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

Trakstar
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Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:03 am


LordFunkstar
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6 posts since 10 Jun, 2012

Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:24 am

what the..? Haha

Trakstar
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Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:06 am

LordFunkstar wrote:what the..? Haha
http://www.vst4free.com/index.php?plug-ins=Percussions

Check this website out and have a good rummage. These are the percussion instruments but they are not really up to the standard of what you are after.
try DMI hammer or marimka. Your best bet would be something like Kong Drum Designer out of Reason 5+

Trakstar
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Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:16 am

http://www.soniccouture.com/en/news/the ... ig-bottom/

I had a similar patch not long ago, it might sound like what your'e after..other than that try looking for the best samples available. Plug ins are a bit far and wide to find in this subject, well for me anyway. I got a free marimba type patch from music tech a few years ago, but unfortunately i cant seem to find where to get it from. it would have probably got you on your way. I thought you were on Pc earlier so sorry, my mistake.

quayquay17
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528 posts since 17 Apr, 2009 from portland oregon

Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:21 am

There's definitely room for someone to come out with a velocity sampled round-robin kalimba.

That soniccouture one is cool, and sounds beautiful, but when i feel like using a kalimba it's partly because i want all of the noise, scraping, buzzing, and dull notes that go along with it.

If I had any scripting ability I would give it a go.
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Trakstar
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1076 posts since 15 Jun, 2012

Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:36 am

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/chromap ... cs-systems

Check this beauty out, I knew someone had made one I just couldnt remember who.
This should do the trick nicely

LordFunkstar
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6 posts since 10 Jun, 2012

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:28 am

Thank you guys!

I just checked Chromaphone, it's insane. Will buy it.

I'll also check the other links!

8)

Lode_Runner
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398 posts since 1 Jul, 2011

Post Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:35 am

LordFunkstar wrote:Thank you guys!

I just checked Chromaphone, it's insane. Will buy it.

I'll also check the other links!

8)

Did you buy?

I couldn't really hear Kalimba in those tracks you posted - maybe subtle Marimba

In Native Instruments West Africa about the closest you'll get to Marimba is the Balafon (which is the African instrument that Marimbas are descended from - Marimbas started in Central America), however, if you have NI West Africa I suspect you have Komplete, and therefore Kontakt. Look in the Kontakt Factory Library: Orchestral > VSL Percussion > Marimba. Also look in the Kontakt Factory Library: World > Metallophones > Kalimba


Without knowing your budget - here's a few options for Kalimba:

Orange Tree Sample Grand Kalimba http://www.orangetreesamples.com/kalimba $39.95

Cinesamples Cinebells : http://cinesamples.com/products/cinebells/ $99 features Kalimba and a whole bunch of other stuff. The video isn't the best demonstration of its sound quality though.

Soniccouture: Array Mbira: http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products ... ray-mbira/ $99 Has even more range (5 octaves) than a Kalimba.

Soundiron: http://www.soundiron.com/instruments/tu ... n/kalimba/ Kalimba $24

And the only Marimba I know of:
And then there's 8dios glass marimba http://8dio.com/?btp_product=glass-marimba $49

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EastBoundSounds
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56 posts since 16 Jan, 2017

Re: Kalimba Marimba sound.

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:44 am

@LordFunkstar There is a Kalimba Expansion available for VPS Avenger @ https://www.EastBoundSounds.com

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