The story

The Kalimba was built over 30 years ago by my grandpa from an old fish can. I found it at my grandma’s a few years ago and took it home with me. The kalimba sounds very metallic but still good.

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  • A tiny tinny kalimba, literally

    Since this is a custom-made Kalimba instrument, it is bound to be a little different than your generic Kalimba. And if you pay attention you will notice it, but juuust a little. Since this is a fish can, you can really listen to the can itself. It's a more metalic and tinny sounding than others, and this might be just right for you.

    Alex Raptakis15 October 2021
  • Great basic Kalimba

    Expertly sampled kalimba. It's definitely up-front and in your face. It has nice tonal balance and it ready to be a lead instrument in a mix!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 17 October 2021
  • Unique sound but others i prefer

    I love the story behind this kalmia and its so cool that you sampled it. Now its kept alive forever. The kalimba does sound metallic like you mentioned. It sounds a little brighter than most kalimbas and has a pretty strong attack. Its also recorded very well and sounds clear. While theres certainly nothing wrong with this instrument there are just other kalimba on pianobook that i prefer both the overall sound of them and they are more deeply sampled. This is still a really good job though

    septemberwalk12 November 2021
  • Nice Kalimba

    Nothing too crazy here. But sometimes you just need a basic kalimba sound for your project. This is it! Plenty of room to add fx to change it up a little bit. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021