Array M’bira

Array M’bira


I first heard an Array M’bira when I saw Imogen Heap playing one. I instantly loved the sound. It’s so organic and unusual. I saved my pennies, and finally the day came when it was time to purchase one. I obsessively checked the tracking number as the package wound its way from San Francisco to me in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I didn’t want to miss the delivery, so I had it send to the conservatory where I teach. When I arrived that day, I received a nasty surprise: someone in the postal service used the box my m’bira was in as a step stool, and the entire back was caved in, complete with a boot print. It was the sort of thing that made you sick to your stomach to look at. I know it was unintentional, but it felt really tragic that something so beautiful had been destroyed. However, I had an album deadline, so I stared recording with the damaged instrument, which still played well since the damage was to the underside. However, to make a claim at the postal service, I had to return that instrument with the packaging. So, I was stuck using sample libraries of Array M’biras to complete some of the pieces I’d started working on. Meanwhile, I ordered (and paid for) a second Array M’bira, which is the one that appears in the included sample libraries. It was even more expensive (but more beautiful) than the first one, and I was completely pleased with it when it finally arrived. The postal service took *nine months* to honor the insurance claim, but I did finally receive the check from them.


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It is great!

5.0 rating
May 27, 2021

I like ist very much! Thank You!


Now I just need to vacation near Imogen's place!

5.0 rating
April 16, 2021

Really appreciate this, aside from being a great primary sound, it’s extremely versatile in building interesting mixes. Great with Replika and Raum. I use the Kit Lyre to add a very little bite to the tine sometimes. Saw Imogen’s radio studio performance using mbira, and now I can test the waters. Thanks for sharing!



5.0 rating
April 15, 2021

This is a Great Sound


Fatastic sound

5.0 rating
April 12, 2021

너무 아름다운 소리 …동화속에서 듣는 소리입니다.

jenesis woo


5.0 rating
December 30, 2020

Beautiful tones.Very real sounding.

Tony Farina


An Array M’bira with a history.

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